➺ Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds Author Alastair Reynolds – Ladybooks.us

Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair ReynoldsBeyond The Aquila Rift It S Shorthand For The Trip No One Ever Hopes To Make By Accident The One That Will Screw Up The Rest Of Your Life, The One That Creates The Ghosts You See Haunting The Shadows Of Company Bars Across The Whole Bubble Men And Women Ripped Out Of Time, Cut Adrift From Families And Lovers By An Accident Of An Alien Technology We Use But Rarely Comprehend This Title Is Part Of The Publisher S Great Science Fiction Stories Series This Story Is Read By Tom Dheere And Is 72 Minutes In Length On A Single Audio CD.

<Reading> ➺ Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds Author Alastair Reynolds – Ladybooks.us
  • Audio CD
  • 2 pages
  • Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds
  • Alastair Reynolds
  • English
  • 05 June 2017
  • 9781884612770

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  1. says:

    Great Wall of MarsA really complex scenario for a short story, but it works, with a good core narrative and glimpses of a coherent larger universe and history outside it A small group of implant enhanced humans is holed up in a Martian colony, under threat from a vastly larger force who view their actions attempts to escape as military provocations Two brothers are part of that larger force One, motivated by revenge, wants war The other, a former POW, insists on going down for peace negotiations An interesting entry into the transhumanist genre, and a nice introduction to this universe.WeatherDue to this book s formatting, I wasn t immediately certain I had started a new story Weather is in the same universe as Great Wall of Mars, but set a few generations later.Out in deep space, a stroke of luck allows a crew to repel a pirate attack From their attacker s drifting hulk, the victors reluctantly rescue a young woman who s a Conjoiner a member of a borg like, post human collective who are both feared and hated even as they make the best starship engines to be...


  2. says:

    If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Mindfuck Literature Beyond the Aquila Rift The Best of Alastair Reynolds by Alastair Reynolds Tell me, Thorn Are we out beyond the Rift I can hear the fear I understand what she s going through It s the nightmare that all ship crews live with, on every trip That something will go wrong with the routing, something so severe that they II end up on the very edge of the network That they ll end up so far from home that getting back will take years, not months And that, of course, years will have already passed, even before they begin the return trip That loved ones will be years older when they reach home If they re still there.If they still remember you, or want to remember If they re still recognizable, or alive In Beyond the Aquila Rift short story, Beyond the Aquila Rift The Best of Alastair Reynold I ve finally finished this 768 page mammoth tome Is it everything Reynolds has ever written in short form Not by a long shot It contains only eighteen stories of a total of sixty something that Reynolds has written so far But this sample of 18 stories confirms it I read some of these stories previously in Galactic North It s in the short form that Reynolds is at his best I ve read a ton of Reynolds in short form Almost everything I ve read, I ve liked Collections like this both excite and bother me I m a huge fan of the short mode of writing, and an equally big propon...


  3. says:

    I remember Galactic North fondly, but I must be honest here This collection, while it picks up two stories from the previous collection, namely Great Wall of Mars and Weather, everything else is new to me Alastair Reynolds is easily one of the best SF authors writing today He s not sneaky about it, either This isn t any kind of artsy fartsy writing This is Space Opera filled with so much imagination and planning and detail and truly wide vistas of thought, time, and space, that I m surprised I don t hear fanboys and fangirls screaming his name from the rooftops.Well, maybe they do I ve usually got my earbuds in my ears so I find it hard to hear them Let me tell you These stories of his are SO COOL I mean, like glittering jewels of complete mind blowing and written with real talent and clear vision, dense and perfect world building and a plethora of seriously interesting characters.I ll try not to spoil anything, and I ll skip a few directed reviews for some of the stories, but there were a few that you should really pay close attention to And I doubt you ll have any problems doing so, because they re also fun as hell Most of them are placed outside of his Revelation Space universe, but there are a handful that is firmly ensconced Diamond Dogs is a who s who of places and peoples and a really sharp cut But mostly, I ll focus on the pure creations The story that bears the name of the novel Beyond the Aquila Rift It s a mindfuq Clever and int...


  4. says:

    Representing another excellent work by this very gifted author, this book contains a brilliant collection of short stories, all of them highlighting Reynold s great imaginative powers and his first class world building narrative capabilities.I loved almost every story of the collection, and some of them like Diamond Dogs a much intriguing, complex and riveting version of the famous sci fi horror The Cube , will stay with me for a long time Alastair Reynold is ra...


  5. says:

    Let the feast begin And what a feast this was I relished every word great collection of stories Although half of them weren t new to me, they are even better at a second reading for you find new nuances in the words AR masterfully lays As for the new ones, some are real gems, some good, none that I can say I didn t like.Great Wall of Mars and Weather 2nd reading and for sure not the last Read first in Galactic North my thoughts on them here 5 5Beyond the Aquila Rift, Minla s Flowers, Zima Blue read them already in Zima Blue and Other Stories collection Minla s Flowers is the 2nd in a 3 mini series featuring Merlin, but has a standalone plot Beyond the Aquila Rift I could read over and over and over again and I will never get enough of it it remains my favorite of all times.Details on all here 5 5Fury new could a lifetime of goods deeds erase one evil done a long time ago Is it excusable if that evil deed was the foundation on which it was built all the good afterwards To summarize, does the end justify the means You ll have to decide that 4 5T...


  6. says:

    It was only 5 bucks on Audible which is probably too dear for an hour and a quarter worth of storybut it s Reynolds nuff said.This book was basically an hour of Reynolds messing with my head I would say the twist at the end was a real spin out, except the whole book just starts twisting early and doesn t stop till the finish It s what a short story should be and it left the ending open for interpretation Would make for some great discussion of what people thought was going on.Themes include Reynolds staples like, left over alien technology and cryosleep and humans spread over the galaxy He also adds FTL travel which he doesn t usually get into and that s about as far as I can go without spoiling it.A short, fun read that was arguably expensive than the length of the ...


  7. says:

    4 5 5.An essential anthology of the best short fiction of one of the best space opera writers English review


  8. says:

    I bought this because I knew it contained at least one novella I hadn t read that wasn t easily obtainable elsewhere I now wish I had waited for the UK edition which has a much better cover I also wish that the editors had done a better job by which I mean who ever was responsible for ensuring a high quality, accurate text This edition contains a large number of mistakes involving wrong word order, missing words or incorrect homophones I don t know if the UK edition is any better in this respect.There s some great stuff in this collection but as with any other short story collection, t...


  9. says:

    The recently featured Netflix show Love, Death, and Robots was the main reason why I came looking to read this weighty tome And let me tell you, the old adage the book is usually better, holds true here Containing some 18 short stories written by Reynolds, of wide varying lengths, he achieves with his stories something sublime in science fiction writing There are some truly inspiring ideas and fantastic tales to be read here I can truly attest that Reynolds is a true genius in the short story form and perhaps can even be regarded as the modern day Asimov for this.My favorites Beyond the Aquila Rift, Minla s Flowers, G...


  10. says:

    5 StarsBeyond the Aquila Rift by Alastair Reynolds is a fantastic short piece of science fiction It does not waste time with too many details or explanations It uses the characters as a means to tell a story that will make you think It does not spell things out as it leaves that to you The short story is the perfect way to explore large themes with such a little.I am a huge Reynolds fan and he is an author not to be missed by fans of the genre Tell me, Thorn Are we out beyond the Rift I can hear the fear I understand what she s going through It s the nightmare that all ship crews live with, on every trip That something will go wrong with the routing, something so severe that they II end up on the very edge of the network That they ll end up so far from home that getting back will take years, not months And that, of course, years will have already passed, even before they begin the return trip.That loved ones will be years older when they reach home.If they re still ther...

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