On the Steel Breeze (Poseidon's Children Series #2)

On the Steel Breeze (Poseidon's Children Series #2)

by Alastair Reynolds
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On the Steel Breeze (Poseidon's Children Series #2) by Alastair Reynolds

The award-winning author of Blue Remembered Earth continues his saga as the next generation of the Akinya family crosses interstellar space seeking humanity’s future...
 
Chiku Akinya, great granddaughter of the legendary space explorer Eunice and heir to the family empire, is just one among millions on a long one way journey towards a planet they hope to call their new home. For Chiku, the journey is a personal one, undertaken to ensure that the Akinya family achieves its destiny among the stars.
 
The passengers travel in huge self-contained artificial worlds—holoships—putting their faith in a physics they barely understand. Chiku’s ship is called Zanzibar—and over time, she will discover it contains an awesome secret—one which will lead her to question almost every certainty about her voyage, and its ultimate destiny…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698146624
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Series: Poseidon's Children Series , #2
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 60,301
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alastair Reynolds was born in Wales in 1966. He has a PhD in astronomy. From 1991 to 2007, he lived in the Netherlands, where he was employed by the European Space Agency as an astrophysicist. He is now a full-time writer and lives in South Wales with his wife, Josette. He is the author of several novels including Revelation Space, Redemption Ark, Absolution Gap, Chasm City, The Prefect, Terminal World, and Blue Remembered Earth.

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On the Steel Breeze 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Wow! Wow! Wow! Alistair Reynolds' mind is beautiful and brilliant. I've been a fan of all his books. Now, I'm convinced he belongs with Asimov, Clarke and Heinleim as a giant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alastair Reynolds maybe the best Sci-Fi writer out there, no he is the best:) Slow start but picked up further along with enough intensity of tension with twist and turns that kept me intrigued. Imagine three Chikus venturing and three different fates that inevitably collide with one another (clones). The authors female characters, yes undoubtedly strong and determined but don't count out the other colorful characters too. The story intertwined both science and the human side which made it fascinating to read. The ending not a surprise but what I expected, classic though! As stated in the book, It was preposterous to think that one woman could do any good, when so much was broken,yeah she thought wrong as the journey continues, CHIKU, more to come . . ? I hope so. Excellent Sci-Fi read. Won this book on Goodreads, First Read Giveaway. Thank you, Darlene Cruz