Saturday, 13 June 2015

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: A Quantum Mythology - Gavin Smith

Release Date: 19/03/15
Publisher:  Gollancz


Praised by Stephen Baxter and Adam Roberts, reviewed ecstatically by SFX magazine, Gavin Smith is one of the brightest stars of space opera.

In the far future, many years after the loss of earth, humanity has changed. Strength is the only way to survive. And the most vicious man alive has a new con in mind...

Here and now, a man with unnatural powers hunts down a killer with impossible abilities. Infused with a barely-understood alien technology, the two are merely pawns in a bigger game...

A long time ago, the last tribes of Northern Britain face an unimaginable enemy. Demons risen from the sea, absorbing and twisting everything they touch. But there are some among the tribes who have power, who will fight...

And all of these times are connected...

Gavin Smith's new epic space opera is a wide-ranging exploration of the past, present and future of mankind.


Continuing on from Gavin’s Age of Scorpio title, the book delves into a the continual bleak outlook where even the darkness of the surrounding void seems brighter than the future and yet, the book then takes a step back with its second plotline that keeps the reader glued as we see how events of the “now” would go on to effect the time of the future.

Its well written, the prose sharp and when you add high octane action as well as an author who really doesn’t want to leave the reader a moments peace all round gives you something to truly enjoy. A great read and one that I’m pleased I took the time to do so with.

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