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Pushing Ice

3 Ratings: 2.7
a novel by Alistair Reynolds
2 reviews about Pushing Ice
review by . April 07, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Unlike most of his space opera novels, Pushing Ice is set in a different universe than the one of the Inhibitors. This gives Reynolds the freedom of a new history and new ideas, but he keeps the high speed but not FTL travel that is a hallmark of much of his space opera. The story begins as a frame story set some thousands of years in the future, on a distant planet. The polity gathered there have done so to honor the person they consider responsible for the existence of their civilization and …
review by . May 13, 2011
posted in SF Signal
If you readers haven't guessed that I'm an Alastair Reynolds fan by now, I'm just going to dispel all your doubts right now, he's great. He's written some of the best SciFi I've read in the last 5 years. Pushing Ice continues this trend. Bella Lind is the captain of a mining vessel operating far out in the solar system. Their core mission is to mine comets for ice to bring back to Earth. During one of their missions Saturn's moon Janus starts to move, inexplicably, …
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