August 02, 2005

Reading List: Pandora's Star

by Peter Hamilton, 2004.

A fun read. The juxtaposition of sci-fi technology with current or obsolete tech is interesting. (E.g. humanity has wormhole gateways linking planet to planet, through which runs a rail network.) There are lots of other sci-fi themes present, including aliens, sufficiently advanced technology, and the side-effects of immortality.

But that bastard Hamilton ended the book on a cliffhanger! One of the main characters was literally going over a cliff (waterfall off the edge of a worldlet, actually), plus there's an imminent alien invasion. All this after nearly 800 pages, which should have sufficed to wrap up the story. Now I'm going to have to read the sequel. :-)


At August 02, 2005, Blogger Fraxas said...

is the sequel out yet?

At August 04, 2005, Blogger JeremyHussell said...

Not as far as I can tell, which makes it even more frustrating. :-(


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