I had no expectations when i started this book. It was recommended to me by a friend of a friend. It started slow and it built to an amazing crescendo. Highly recommend. The book makes you think and you continue to think even weeks after finishing.
I haven't read it in physical format.
Campion. He's a strong character and totally unflappable, but when you get his perspective that isn't always the case. Although almost a little too perfect of a protagonist.
Characters were unique and identifiable and he helped me get lost in the story. Slightly more interesting than Pushing Ice but that may simply be due to content.
The aside story about palacial was quite memorable.
New ideas in sci fi and very refreshing. Still has my mind wandering back to it weeks later.
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.