Saturday, 10 September 2011

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: The Recollection - Gareth L Powell

Release Date: 01/09/11


When his brother disappears into a bizarre gateway on a London Underground escalator, failed artist Ed Rico and his brother’s wife Alice have to put aside their feelings for each other to go and find him. Their quest through the ‘arches’ will send them hurtling through time, to new and terrifying alien worlds.

Four hundred years in the future, Katherine Abdulov must travel to a remote planet in order to regain the trust of her influential family. The only person standing in her way is her former lover, Victor Luciano, the ruthless employee of a rival trading firm. Hard choices lie ahead as lives and centuries clash and, in the unforgiving depths of space, an ancient evil stirs...

Gareth L. Powell’s epic new science-fiction novel delivers a story of galaxy spanning scope by a writer of astounding vision.


To be honest with you I hadn’t read any of Gareth’s work prior to this so I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to get. What unfurled in this book was a story of redemption, a story of adventure and one of mystery that all blends together to give a real shot of the Sci-Fi with touches of Futurama, a dash of Star Trek and a good helping of Star Wars. Its fun, it has some decent prose, but for me it’s the characters within that really make this a story to remember.

Other than that it is a great piece of escapism and a universe that I hope to return to at some point to see what the future has in store for those who have boldly gone.

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