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Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds

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Hard to put down. Can't believe I have to wait until next year for volume 2! ( )
  AmphipodGirl | Oct 14, 2014 |
Loved it even more on the second read. ( )
  tlockney | Sep 7, 2014 |
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Looking forward to the next in the series. ( )
  gregandlarry | Sep 27, 2013 |
*** Spoiler Alert ***

It's got Alastair Reynold's trademark big ideas, is paced well, and there's no infodump. Information is given strictly when necessary for the plot and is therefore always interesting. Nice exoticism with the African characters and the elephants. Interesting speculation about underwater nations, Solar System wide travel and new physics discovered from an alien primer. Strong characters who can adapt to changing circumstances. What's not to like! ( )
  jerhogan | Jun 10, 2013 |
Basically, Reynolds took too long and set up too elaborate a plot to bear the weight of the plot's major revelation, which was obvious hundreds of pages before it was described. Still, I was interested in this book because it seems to me part of a resurgence of novels, and therefore of interest, in the idea of humanity settling the available moons, planets and asteroids in the Solar System before setting out for the stars. ( )
  nmele | May 7, 2013 |
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Reynolds's near-future is so brilliantly extrapolated, with original ideas fizzing off every page, that the reader is left awestruck at what further wonders await in the following volumes. Excellent.
 

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"And I am dumb to tell a weather's wind

How time has ticked a heaven round the stars."

—Dylan Thomas
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For Stephen Baxter and Paul McAuley: friends, colleagues and keepers of the flame.
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One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But Geoffrey's family, the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans. After the death of Eunice, Geoffrey's grandmother, erstwhile space explorer and entrepreneur, something awkward has come to light on the Moon, and Geoffrey is tasked - well, blackmailed, really - to go up there and make sure the family's name stays suitably unblemished. But little does Geoffrey realise - or anyone else in the family, for that matter - what he's about to unravel. Eunice's ashes have already have been scattered in sight of Kilimanjaro. But the secrets she died with are about to come back out into the open, and they could change everything. Or shatter this near-utopia into shards . . .
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