Century Rain, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Part SF thriller, part interstellar adventure, part noir crime, CENTURY RAIN is as astonishing bestseller from Alastair Reynolds Three hundred years in the future, Verity Auger is a specialist in the archaeological exploration of Earth, rendered uninhabitable after the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust.

After a field-trip goes badly wrong, Verity is forced to redeem herself by participating in a dangerous mission, for which her expertise in invaluable. Using a back door into an unstable alien transit system, Auger's faction has discovered something astonishing at the far end of a wormhole: mid twentieth-century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber.

Is it a window into the past, a simulation, or something else entirely? CENTURY RAIN is a jaw-droppingly good SF thriller, packed with pace, adventure, brilliant storytelling and with twists that will keep you guessing to the end.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780575082496



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This is the first book I've read by this author - he was recommended to me by a colleague and I'm delighted to have 'found' him - I thought the quality of writing, story, and characterization were excellent. This book kept me interested all the way through - my only complaint is the ending (and specifically, I'm talking about the last two paragraphs here). I really didn't like it.

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