Neptune's Brood

Neptune's Brood

by Charles Stross

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Neptune's Brood 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Veektarius More than 1 year ago
Neptune's Brood is a very unusual book. A piece of speculative science fiction from the recession era, it reveals a galaxy of long-term debt, Ponzi schemes, and unfettered genetic modification, devoid of sentiment or sentimental optimism. When the story moves, it moves at a fast clip, with a light, irreverent tone that will keep you engaged and has its share of laughs. I would be extremely interested to see a book by this author with a greater focus on this aspect. Unfortunately (for me), the book spends roughly half its length in exposition that is written in a lecturing tone, outside of the story. It's not that the exposition is not required, but it could have been incorporated more organically, and either the intended audience is theoretical geologists with minors in economics, or the author is a bit too invested in impressing us with the breadth of his own knowledge. I'm impressed - now get back to the point. It's a fairly quick read for a self-styled "Space Opera", though it is easy to get bogged down in the sections with less of a narrative focus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stross revisits one of his worlds, millinia later, and writes another exciting adventure in a different genre of sorts.
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Not really what I think of when I think Space Opera. This book seemed very long on Big Ideas, like contemplating financial systems in an expansive universe that doesn't have FTL travel, post-human body modification, and politics, but very, very short on story and character. The protagonist, Krina, has very little personality and spends pretty much the whole book passively reacting to things. Things happen TO her, she doesn't DO much of anything. All in all, the concept is interesting, and the ideas the author delves into are well thought out, but the book is not at all what I was expecting. If you're fascinated by economics, you'll probably love this. If you're excited by the prospect of a space opera with mermaids...look elsewhere.
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