As the World Science Fiction approaches, commentators review the Alastair Reynolds’ Hugo nominated SLOW BULLETS.
Kate Paulk of MAD GENIUS CLUB enjoys the book.
For me this was the pick of this character: not only did it have an intriguing premise and an interesting protagonist, it was the only story in this category that I simply could not stop reading.
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At DIABOLICAL PLOTS, David Steffen praises the story.
Lots of action and difficult decisions in this story, as soldiers from opposite sides of a long and gruesome conflict wake up in a closed system with each other. Scur takes on the responsibility of being an impromptu leader to try to keep everyone from each other’s throats long enough to understand how they all ended up there, how to best salvage as much functionality out of the malfunctioning ship as possible, and where to go from there. A solid science fictional tale about a group of opposing soldiers trying to unite in a post-war environment to try to survive.
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Cover art by Thomas Canty
Design by Elizabeth Story