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Walking to Aldebaran by Adrian Tchaikovsky
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really liked it
bookshelves: netgalley, e-book

I haven't read science fiction for a while. I used to love Clarke and Asimov as a teenager, chuckled at Douglas Adams then had a lull until I was gifted Dune a few years ago. Having just finished Adrian Tchaikovsky's Walking to Aldebaran, I can see myself looking for more sci-fi novels, and certainly more of his.

His writing is tight - a strong voice with credible characters (well, mostly just the one) and enough exposition to keep it interesting without hand-feeding the reader. The novella is rather far fetched, even for science fiction - the gateways in the Knossos like labyrinth, unrestricted by time and place, are fine, but the roaming aliens seemed a push too far for me. But, don't think too hard and just enjoy the quality of the writing.

A very solid 4 stars, and a taster that will definitely get me reading more of the author's works.

Book supplied by Netgalley for an honest review.

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Reading Progress

April 5, 2019 – Started Reading
April 7, 2019 – Shelved
April 7, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley
April 7, 2019 – Shelved as: e-book
April 7, 2019 – Finished Reading

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