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Gary Gibson (2) (1965–)

Author of Stealing Light

For other authors named Gary Gibson, see the disambiguation page.

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Works by Gary Gibson

Stealing Light (2007) 500 copies
Nova War (2009) 247 copies
Empire of Light (2010) 202 copies
Angel Stations (2004) 150 copies
Final Days (2011) 150 copies
Against Gravity (2005) 120 copies
Extinction Game (2014) 105 copies
The Thousand Emperors (2012) 69 copies
Marauder (2013) 58 copies
Survival Game (2016) 33 copies
Echogenesis (2021) 30 copies
Europa Deep (2023) 10 copies
Ghost Frequencies (2018) 6 copies

Associated Works

Night, Rain, And Neon (2022) — Contributor — 17 copies


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Although sold as a sci-fi colonization novel, the story was a mystery. Every time I thought I knew what was happening, a curve in the story would occur and then I was back to trying to figure out who the protagonist was again. It's a great read that requires no sequel.
ronploude | 1 other review | May 5, 2024 |
Pulp level, terribly clumsy dialogue-introduced infodumps, no original ideas, Hamilton clone.
milosdumbraci | 11 other reviews | May 5, 2023 |
much much better than the first book, like an order of magnitude better, still the main conflict of the series looks like a moot point, people can figure out how to do the thing for their own pretty easily
GridCube | 7 other reviews | Jan 17, 2022 |
Echogenesis by Gary Gibson is a recommended science fiction novel.

Sam Newman and fourteen others wake up inside pods near a damaged landing craft on an unknown planet. Apparently no one knows why or how they ended up on this planet, in this situation. They are also in new, young bodies, unlike the aging bodies many of them remember. The survivors have also already separated into groups, with those who were military in one and the others, composed of engineers, scientists, etc. in another. Now their overwhelming need is to figure out how to survive.

This is an action-based sci-fi story where you have to set disbelief aside completely and go with what happens, in spite of the improbabilities. There is a decent idea here but the execution wasn't quite as good as the concept. The world building is so-so. There is an interesting variety of characters, but no real character development to increase your engagement in the plot. What this leaves is an entertaining novel with several flaws that you can read quite quickly while trying to find out what happened and why. There are several twists in the action and the final denouement was actually worth slogging through some of the problematic parts of the plot.
Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of the publisher/author via NetGalley.
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SheTreadsSoftly | 1 other review | Sep 13, 2021 |

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