Thursday, October 09, 2008
Book Review: The Quiet War by Paul McCauley
A brief and possibly pointless note on classification to start with. The cover describes this as an ‘exotic, fast-paced space opera’, and while it’s certainly exotic it’s not what I would expect in a space opera. It’s much closer in style to a hard SF story, set firmly within the solar system and paying close attention to the physics of space travel and practicalities of life in that environment. I don’t that will matter too much to most readers of SF, but it’s nice to know what you’re getting.
Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.