Peters' convincing world-building and a tense plot mean that this is a debut destined to make waves.
A first class SF thriller. Even though Peters wrapped up the case, I still wanted to know more about the universe of Magenta.
Not only a gripping SF crime thriller but a moving investigation into the limitations and capabilities of artificial intelligence.
Peters has created a masterpiece here with his eloquent writing and fascinating characters.
Immersive SF, full of world-building detail, with a twisted love story at its heart.
Interesting and powerful
Fast and fluid, compelling and above all thoroughly enjoyable.
All the rigour of a tightly plotted classic crime story with all the technicolour thrills of SF at its most gaudy. Wonderful.
A masterly piece of writing and plotting that manages to merge classy space-opera with a police procedural as twisty as a Christie
A perfect example of what I like to read
It reminded me... of Peter F Hamilton's work... I thoroughly enjoyed it and with two more sequels due, it's a solid and promising start.
Crime noir in the style of Blade Runner.
It's easy to see why FROM DARKEST SKIES has already been optioned for TV, what with its cinematic action and fast-paced plot, but the real strength lies in the humanity of its characters.