Thursday, May 10, 2018

I Read Books: Iron Sunrise

This sequel to Singularity Sky introduces some new villains to the universe, some slow motion mutually assured destruction, mega deaths, and [Spoilers]. It also ends the series as Stross apparently did not know how to deal with some of the contradictions in the setting, so we will never know what happened to the ReMastered.

The details of the plot are probably more complex than Singularity Sky, as the weird ReMastered plan(s) are layered on top of the Eshaton’s commandment, and the UN’s attempt to prevent genocide out in space. On the other hand, it’s a thriller plot constructed to jump through various setpieces, usually with one interesting idea each, to end up with all the characters on the same luxury starship heading for the finale.

I liked it a lot.

Read This: For an exciting science fiction thriller
Don’t Read This: If you want everything wrapped up neatly in a bow at the end.

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