Tell me about hard sci fi books!
humanity's cosmic future
Campion - didn't Reynolds want this to be our favorite character. He is too cool, kind of an outcast, but he is in love.
British Accents. The way he enunciates character names inspired me to try to mimic his british accent. I would be in the shower saying character names in a deep British accent.
It makes me want to be an astronaut
I had to put the playback speed to .5 - I found the reading cadence to be a bit faster than most books.
I like intelligent well written science fiction with flawed or developed characters, Frank Herbert, Frederick Pohl, and Alaistar Reynolds.
I wonder if Reynolds is from this world because he consistently puts out great engaging and intelligent novels. I have been searching for an author to fill the void of Frank Hebert, and Reynolds has filled it perfectly. Though not a literary conductor in the style of Herbert, he has mastered the linguistic cadence of diplomats and dignitaries in his word play for his characters. House of Sun's is a great novel that leads you in many directions and leaving you guessing on the final destination up until the last sentence. Characters are very well developed like all his books. The talented narrator was made for his books and writing style.
Alastair Reynolds really knows how to write a science fiction adventure even though his characters are unable to travel faster than light. He is able to infuse realism into a space epic in a way that not many science fiction writers can. Tomorrow mine he has become the foremost science fiction writer of the century 21st century.
This space opera has got it all: inscrutable robots, vast space ships, galaxy spanning journeys, immortality, clones, love and loss. Superb narration by one of my favorites, John Lee. Top notch!