Inversions, by Iain M. Banks

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Pocket Books Published: 2000 Reviewer Rating:  Book Review by Lalith Vipulananthan Have you read this book? Nominally set in the Culture Universe, Inversions is seemingly bereft of of the technologically-advanced and galaxy-spanning utopia that looms large within Banks’s preceding novels. Instead the focus is on the …

Revelation Space, by Alastair Reynolds

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ace Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lalith Vipulananthan Have you read this book? If nothing else, Alastair Reynolds deserves credit for audacity. Having honed his skills in the short-story arena, he didn’t beat about the bush with his first full-length novel and laid down …

Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville

Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Ballantine Published: 2001 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lalith Vipulananthan Have you read this book? For a second novel, Perdido Street Station has garnered some impressive accolades–rave reviews in the mainstream press and the 2001 Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction. As a result of this …

Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: William Morrow & Co. Published: 1999 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lalith Vipulananthan Have you read this book? Cryptonomicon was first published in 1999 and continues Neal Stephenson’s fairly meteoric rise from obscurity to the bestseller lists. After attracting the praise of William Gibson and Bruce …

Chasm City, by Alastair Reynolds

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Ace Published: 2002 Reviewer Rating: Book Review by Lalith Vipulananthan Have you read this book? After the success of fellow countrymen Peter F Hamilton and Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds is being hailed as the next British hard SF author to watch. His first novel Revelation Space …