Just finished reading Capacity by Tony Ballantyne.
This is good science fiction but not for the usual reasons. OK, it has plenty of cool ideas in it, but there's something disturbing going on. It's close enough to a lot of other science fiction environments, that you don't notice at first, but the differences start to get more creepy as you read. Also, I found it quite hard to decide who to side with at times. I wasn't quite sure which side was going to triumph. You should note that this is book 2 of a trilogy, so perhaps things would have been a bit different if I had read the first book, Recursion already. Ah well. The novel stands by itself and I'll now be reading the other two...
3 weeks ago