I decided to keep a record of books I’ve read, starting in 2019. My hope is it cements some of the learning/themes by writing it up post-reading.
Dedidcated adaptation/book based on background of Tom Dreyfus in Revelation Space. Feels like it's the pre-cursor to the Glitter Band becoming the Rust Band, but....
* Macro events of which you have vague knowledge are rarely as bad as you think
* Dividing people, themes or concepts into binary (2) groups is rarely appropriate. There probably isn't a gap, you just don't have appropriate perspective
Entertaining bite sized first person diary.
Revenger and Shadow Captainfiction
Hoovering up everything else that Alastair Reynolds has written that I haven't read. Pirate scifi. Protracted character development/dialogue in places but compelling steampunk-esque ideas
Set in the Sunflower cycle series, this is a sequel to The Freeze-Frame Revolution, despited being written 9 years prior. Epic.
The Rifter Seriesfiction
Reviving the Peter Watts back catalogue. First 2 books done in March (Starfish and Maelstrom). Typically great from PW even though it's mostly underwater.