Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days by Alastair Reynolds

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Diamond Dogs

The planet Golgotha—supposedly lifeless—resides in a remote star system, far from those inhabited by human colonists. It is home to an enigmatic machinelike structure called the Blood Spire, which has already brutally and systematically claimed the lives of one starship crew that attempted to uncover its secrets. But nothing will deter Richard Swift from exploring this object of alien origin…

Turquoise Days

In the seas of Turquoise live the Pattern Jugglers, the amorphous, aquatic organisms capable of preserving the memories of any human swimmer who joins their collective consciousness. Naqi Okpik devoted her life to studying these creatures—and paid a high price for swimming among them. Now, she may be the only hope for the survival of the species—and of every person living on Turquoise…


 

About Alastair Reynolds

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Alastair Reynolds was born in Wales in 1966, and he has a Ph.D. in astronomy. From 1991 to 2007, he lived in the Netherlands, where he was employed by the European Space Agency as an astrophysicist. He is now a full-time writer and he lives in Great Britain.
 
Published December 27, 2005 by Ace. 296 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Researcher Naqi Okpik, whose sister Mina vanished in the ocean and whose mind is still preserved there, must defend the Jugglers against the crew of a vast light-hugger starship who want to use the Jugglers to create an army of religious-warrior fanatics—and a renegade crewman who’d rather kill t...

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The well written stories keep the audience locked into one sitting completions as both fabulous novellas contain strong casts to include the tower and the jugglers within a sense of doom story lines.

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There’s great sense of wonder in the airships that are home to the human inhabitants and in the Pattern Jugglers whom are given a much larger treatment here than in Revelation Space.

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Diamond Dogs may seem familiar to fans of the movie Cube, but shows considerably more flair, while Turquoise Days is probably the better of the two tales, or at least more satisfying in terms of examining one of the more curious aspects of Reynolds' creation.

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