Pushing Ice

Alastair Reynolds
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Pushing Ice - Alastair Reynolds


...Pushing Ice was an entertaining read, a remarkably quick one in fact. I usually have to take my time with Reynolds. Entertaining is not the same as good though. The first half of the novel is a very interesting read read for fans of hard Science Fiction but the second part, when long term survival starts to look more likely, is overshadowed by problems with the characterization and the ever lurking danger deus ex machina at the hands of mysterious alien races. The novel simply doesn't even get close to works like Chasm City, or the more recent novella Troika. Entertaining yes, but nowhere near the best Reynolds is capable of.

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