Terminal World

Alastair Reynolds
Terminal World Cover

Terminal World


Parts of the novel are very good, lots of concepts, but falls down seriously in latter third. Lots of great concepts that don't quite pan out. BETTER than Century Rain.

A comment re WWE sub-genres. I question using the sub-genre tag "space opera" when we are only dealing here with a single planet in the entire narrative.

My rating system: I begin with one star being equivalent to a rating of "C -". Progressing upwards, I add ½ star for each step, up to the maximum 5 stars, which is equivalent to a rating of "A"+. I reserve ½ star for BOMBS, there being no option of zero or negative stars.