By Alastair Reynolds
Location: FIC REY
Genre: Sci Fi- Space opera
From the author of the
Revelation Space series comes an interstellar adventure of war,
identity, betrayal, and the preservation of civilization itself.
A vast conflict, one
that has encompassed hundreds of worlds and solar systems, appears to be
finally at an end. A conscripted soldier is beginning to consider her
life after the war and the family she has left behind. But for Scur—and
for humanity—peace is not to be.
On the brink of the ceasefire,
Scur is captured by a renegade war criminal, and left for dead in the
ruins of a bunker. She revives aboard a prisoner transport vessel.
Something has gone terribly wrong with the ship.
from both sides of the war—are waking up from hibernation far too soon.
Their memories, embedded in bullets, are the only links to a world
which is no longer recognizable. And Scur will be reacquainted with her
old enemy, but with much higher stakes than just her own life.
I was thrilled when I saw this story was coming out , a short novel with an interesting
premise: a soldier dealing with the aftermath of a war that's just had a
ceasefire and not everyone's been told. I was quickly engaged with Scur
and her story, and better yet, I understood what was happening! This
was some seriously cool space opera as it should be.
I like my
science fiction to be heavy on the fiction, with a dash of the science.
Or even more than a dash if it's told in such a way that I can follow
it. That's what this was, and I would definitely grab up more
stories/novels occurring in Scur's universe - Chris- Goodreads.com