I have no idea why I haven’t been reading Alistair Reynolds forever. I found Blue Remembered Earth to be enchanting. It’s bold and futuristic and full of wonder. Oh, and a little bit, it’s also about elephants. Since this is a current hot spot in my thinking, I liked that part. But even more importantly, its about space, and humanity, and how we might be after we get through the worst bits that are probably coming. It’s a post surviving-climate-change society, where the world is not quite what it seems like today, yet it is thoroughly believable as a future world we might inhabit.
Note that I listened to the audio version, which was also very nicely narrated. You should go buy this book and read it, or perhaps listen to it. You will have to forgive a few places where the plot gets a little tough to believe, but the world building and the audacity of the book more than make up for it.
I’m certain I’ll read more of Reynold’s work in the future.
I am a writer, public speaker, and a futurist. I’m interested in how new technologies might change us and our world, particularly for the better.
I’m excited about my most recent book series, a duology called “Ruby’s Song” which includes the books The Creative Fire and The Diamond Deep, both published by Pyr. I’m also doing a non-fiction blog series, Backing into Eden, which comes out roughly twice a month and explores ways to care for the world, now and in the future.