A brilliantly constructed novel, a story that drew me in and took me along for the ride. I love the setting, want to know more about the lucidor's world and the people who live there. It's a book I'd definitely recommend
The spectacle is undeniable, but it's that rich cast of characters who give their world texture and resonance, and who finally turn War of the Maps into a fine, compelling novel.
Following on from the extraordinary climate change novel Austral, this is further evidence that Paul McAuley may just be the best SF writer we have. 4.5 stars
As usual, McAuley imparts mind-bending SF concepts in prose that is always elegant and precise.
McAuley is without peer.
The underrated McAuley is in top form in this hard science fiction novel with heart
Narrative drive and a sense of wonder come together in McAuley's graceful prose