Kevin wrote:Captain Ned wrote:I've finished Revelation Space and Redemption Ark and have got a wee bit into Absolution Gap.
From where I stand reading the trilogy Alastair Reynolds is edging his way into a near-holy triumvirate and asking to be the fourth member. I'm an old fart and have read everything that Asimov, Clarke, and Heinlein ever wrote. Reynolds has the ability to meld the hard sci-fi bits of the Old Masters with the personal-level motivations of Frank Herbert's style and come out with 700-page paperbacks that are still cracking page-turner reads. I'd love to read more from this universe (already have Chasm City), but I'll gladly read anything he writes before consulting the critics. Mark my words; Alastair Reynolds has the potential to retire as one of the few giants of sci-fi.
Thanks to your recommendation, I've started reading Revelation Space. Definitely a good read so far.
Before this, I read the first Uplift Trilogy by David Brin (Sundiver, Startide Rising, The Uplift War). A really cool concept and well executed.
Agree 100% with Captain Ned. I've read all of Mr. Reynolds books (as far as I know) and feel he is one of the greats.