“Entertaining This is warm hearted science fiction with big ideas.” -Interzone “A thrilling, mind- boggling adventure.” -The Times (UK) “Reynolds’s approach. I think the implication is there that Purslane might be Abigail, but it’s never for sure as Abigail was very careful about all clones being equal. The reason she can’t. Alastair Reynolds’ House Of Suns, shortlisted for the Clarke Award, is a novel of ideas, with all that implies. The space-opera epic throws a.

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It’s kind of like a sea voyage, but in space, at high speed, and I was totally sucked into the story from the start. I hope Reynolds writes some more stories in this universe.

Problematising this simplistic reading is one of Reynolds’s favourite issues, and here one of his most interestingly drawn—the impossibility of faster-than-light travel. Get Known if you don’t have an account. My first Alastair Reynolds book, and it was fantastic. And of Ugarit-Panth, a suicidal pachyderm.

This would have been far more novel if I hadn’t recently read Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie review.

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P And that ending… my heart totally melted. Talentos de la talla de Iain M. I had been a girl once, then a thousand men and women and all their lovers.

My review of Turquoise Days – https: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. October 13, at 3: I am always on the housse for new SF authors.


Returning him to the Machine Peoplea society of advanced robots, would put the Gentian Line on very good terms with them, so Campion and Purslane figure that will excuse them for their lateness to the Reunion.

By then, though, it is too late.

Give me more of this!! I think you really helped me understand where some of my disappointment came from when you said he wasn’t too good at multiple houae too. All the alastari blighters that show up in this book are post-humans, though a mysterious alien race is referred to they never actually drop by at any point. Or —and this is surely the more likely outcome —the memory finds expression elsewhere. June 11, at 9: That a progenitor fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones seemed in I am always on the lookout for new SF authors.

House of Suns

Cadence and Cascade have discovered that the Line was involved in the accidental extermination of a forgotten earlier race of machine people, dubbed the “First Machines”. As with the novella, I tossed in just about every superscience gadget I could think of—inertialess drives, force fields, stasis boxes, and refrained from offering much in the way of explanation for how any of these innovations functioned.

The two shatterlings hope that the rescue of Hesperus will let them off the hook for their lateness, as returning him to his people who will be at the reunion as guests of other shatterlings will put the Gentian Line on good terms with the Machine People.


Each is subject to what the clones call “turnover”—the inexorable process of one culture replacing another. Archived from the original on November 4, Trivia About House of Suns.

Making it very easy to follow and know whose voice is speaking. Cadence and Cascade, on the other hand, are racing for a wormhole which leads to the Andromeda Galaxyto where the few survivors of the First Machines are revealed to have retreated.

The most impressive thing is the world building, and how the complex science becomes understandable and readable in a way that you don’t normally find in these types of books. The unknown thing goes after not only Campion and Purslane, but the whole Gentian line with the purpose of annihilating all of the shatterlings of Abigail’s creation. Mar 28, Guillermo rated it really liked it Shelves: I also wanted to counterbalance the superscience hardware by playing fair with the scenery, so I tried to set the action in the real Milky Way galaxy, with all the structure and complexity as revealed to us by modern astronomical results.

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