- ISBN 9780575084551
- Categories BX, BX BXOS, BXOS, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fiction, New Arrivals OS
- Author(s) Alastair Reynolds
- Publisher Orion Publishing Co
- Weight 0.363 kg
Reynolds' pursuit of truth is not limited to wide-angle star smashing - not that stars don't get pulverised when one character is gifted (or cursed) with an awful weapon by the legendary Merlin. Reynolds' protagonists find themselves in situations of betrayal, whether by a loved one's accidental death, as in 'Signal to Noise', or by a trusted wartime authority, in 'Spirey and the Queen'. His fertile imagination can resurrect Elton John on Mars in 'Understanding Space and Time' or make prophets of the human condition out of pool-cleaning robots in the title story.