Cerebral but gripping, Elysium Fire is a must for Reynolds fans and a recommended read.
A revelation that satisfies the demands of SF and mystery.
Transhumans, talking elephants, inscrutable aliens and good old fashioned spaceship fights all contribute to a breathtaking adventure
Reynolds combines depth in characterization and dazzling hard-science applications to keep the reader turning pages.
Reynolds has not only rise to the challenge, but upped the ante.
Although a long book, with so much story to fit in there is a brevity to the text which makes it an easy read which can be enjoyed as a standalone even though it satisfactorily revisits and resolves the majority of the threads from the previous novels
Incredible story telling and all plaudits are greatly deserved.
A tremendously assured read, a fast-paced page-turner that delivers a well thought out story.
a well realised sci-fi universe, with plausible character
Intriguing speculation about human identity and potential.
An utterly involving thriller, with a mystery that unfolds under steely control.
his finest moment yet and a glorious conclusion of the trilogy. A wonderful book and best that British SF has to offer at the moment
Having completed the trilogy I now want to return to its beginning and re-read. Alastair Reynolds is one of my very favourite authors, every book is a much-anticipated event, and withPoseidon's Wake he shows yet again why that is. I loved every single page.
Possibly the best space opera I've read.
If you're looking for a cracking sci-fi mystery, pick this one up.
A vivid universe with beautiful settings and engaging, dynamic characters ...Fans of sf will definitely want to pick up this title, especially if they also enjoy mysteries or police procedurals.
a novel that works brilliantly as a space adventure and also reads, touchingly, almost as an atheist's reflection on why a kind of optimistic agnosticism may be a useful approach to finding contentment
It's grand, involving and full of light and wonder. Poseidon's Wake is one of the best sci-fi novels of the year
A well-paced, complex story replete with intrigue, invention and an optimism uncommon in contemporary SF