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The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds
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A solid entry in Reynolds' "Merlin" series of short works. This one finds the Cohort's prodigal son scavenging a derelict vessel for tech and instead finding Teal, its last surviving inhabitant. Together they become embroiled in the system's long running civil war, with the outcome hinging on the titular battle computer.
The ending is a little too pat, and there's a lot more infodump than you would normally tolerate from a short work like this. This one could have benefitted from a little more fleshing out.
Still, the action, setting and characters are top notch Reynolds, with an old school moral conundrum rounding out the narrative when our heroes finally come face to face with the Iron Tactician.
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March 1, 2017 – Started Reading
March 1, 2017 – Shelved
March 1, 2017 – Finished Reading

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William Yes, I agree it's very good, but could have been better.

Thank you for the review!

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