Saturday, February 18, 2017

Slow Bullets

Slow Bullets
author: Alastair Reynolds
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.56
book published: 2015
rating: 2
read at: 2017/02/18
date added: 2017/02/18
'Slow Bullets' by Alastair Reynolds was a short read, but I've read way better things by this author.

A huge conflict is raging across worlds and solar systems. Scur is a combatant who gets captured. She finds herself waking up aboard a prison transport ship, but there are also other allies and enemies in long-term sleep aboard this ship. Things have gone wrong and as soldiers from both sides wake up, they have to decide if they will form alliances or fight for survival. The title refers to an injection with a projectile that slowly heads towards the victims heart. Along the way it erases memories.

A huge ship filled with lots and lots of other people, but the book only has a few main characters, and they don't feel very fleshed out. I had a hard time caring for any of the characters. Perhaps it would have worked better as a longer book, but this just kind of felt like a miss all around for me.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Tachyon Publications and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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