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A Novel I Like

  1. Sep 25, 2015 #1
    The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds. Very well crafted. The usual good-guys-bad-guys shtick.
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2015 #2

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    I enjoyed the prefect, it was good to see what the Glitter Band was like before the Melding plague. Reynolds does often have some quite good ideas, I like how many of his future societies have radically different forms of government than we do today. I often find it boring/unbelievable how many SF authors write about vast, futuristic interstellar societies and model their politics on US Federalism or the Roman Empire.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2015 #3
    Yah, there is usually the presumption that interstellar trade is lucrative. I don't believe it.

    Mr. Reynolds books are exceptionally well thought out, but there are still holes in the plot. I guess a seamless story is very difficult to do.
     
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