Century Rain

Century Rain

by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz, 2004); audiobook read by John Lee (Tantor, 2010)

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The two storylines (alternative 1950s Paris detective; far future SF archaeologist) are compelling enough while juxtaposed. Once they conflate, however, the intrigue gives way to a longwinded, slow-moving and ultimately unrewarding exploration of premise, considerably less than the sum of its parts.



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