George V. Reilly

Review: Pushing Ice

Pushing Ice
Title: Pushing Ice
Author: Alastair Reynolds
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Ace
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 464
Keywords: spec­u­la­tive fiction
Reading period: 4-9 January, 2007

Fifty years hence, Janus, one of the moons of Saturn, suddenly leaves its orbit and starts heading for Spica, 260 light years away. Only the mining ship Rockhopper can intercept what is now apparent as a long-dormant alien artifact and learn something about it. Things go wrong and the ship crash lands on Janus, as it heads towards Spica at near-rel­a­tivis­tic speed. The crew splits into factions led by the captain, Bella Lind, and the chief engineer, Svetlana Barseghian, once the best of friends, now implacable enemies.

Reynolds tells an exciting tale of big ideas, hard science, and clashing per­son­al­i­ties.


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