I enjoyed reading Alastair Reynolds’ Elysium Fire

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This book follows soon after the first Tom Dreyfus story. By this time, you're more familiar with the main characters, so you can explore their personalities a little further through the story. The story focuses on a new crisis that grips the Glitter Band, with a seemingly unrelated side story. The emphasis in this story seemed to be more on Dreyfus, his two deputies, and the Supreme Prefect, than the underlying crisis. It felt like a bit of a reverse of the first Tom Dreyfus story in this respect, and made this book a little more sentimental than the first. I like how Reynolds' books are...
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="213"] Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds[/caption] I just finished another of Alastair Reynolds' books, the second Tom Dreyfus story titled "Elysium Fire". I finished this one pretty quickly, considering that it took me a bit longer to get into the first book. If you enjoy Reynolds' style of writing, this is well…

The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds

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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="166"] The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds[/caption] I finished reading "The Prefect" by Alastair Reynolds yesterday. It took me a little while to get into the book, as is the case with many of his books. Once I did, though, I really enjoyed the book. It's set some time in our future, around…

The story behind the Belter language in The Expanse

One of the features of The Expanse is the Belter language or dialect which adds a whole dimension to the story that would ordinarily be lacking without it. Ars Technica interviewed the linguist who helped create the dialect used in the TV show.
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