Source: NetGalley, many many thanks to the publisher!
TL;DR: I loved it. It’s a space adventure in the truest sense, with lots of questions and a fantastic twist.
Eversion by Alastair Reynolds is the story of a doctor tasked with keeping his crew alive on an exploratory mission. Be it in the1800s aboard a ship, in the 1900s aboard a blimp, or a future ship deep in space. But it’s truly only one journey, one ship, and one crew. Dr. Silas Coade has to figure out how to save his crew, and what exactly is happening to them before it’s too late.
That’s all I’m going to say on this book. I promise you, anything more than that will be a spoiler and while I know some of us don’t mind them, others do and for this I don’t want to spoil anyone! Silas is attempting to save his crew and yet somehow something is causing them to travel? Move? Experience? The same trip in different iterations, different times.
The book itself is definitely one I would class as an adventure novel. You don’t want to come here for the characters or some deep message, instead you’re here for the plot and the unfolding action. And it’s very, very good. My favorite thing by though was the character of Ada. She’s the foil to Silas. From the beginning I hated her, and by the end I loved her. I loved her as an individual and her role in the story. I wish we could have gotten even more time or a wider crew but on that same hand I feel perhaps the story was perfect as tightly sewn together as it was.
A huge recommendation from me. I really enjoyed this and ate this, I was desperate to know more and the ending definitely pulled at me. 5 out of 5 for me. Pick this up if you enjoy Mr. Reynolds or you want a great space adventure story.
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