Century Rain Paperback
Part of the Gollancz S.F. series
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: 11/12/2008
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780575082496
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Review by ivirago
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.