June 13, 2024


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On The steel Breeze chapter 1 Online!

Cover of On the Steel Breeze by Alastair Reynolds - Poseidon's Children - Gollancz
Cover of On the Steel Breeze by Alastair Reynolds

On The Steel Breeze

For those readers who enjoyed ‘Blue Remembered Earth’ from Alastair Reynolds last can now read the first chapter of his upcoming novel ‘On The Steel Breeze’. This latest novel is a sequel to last years and the second in a planned trilogy called Poseidon’s Children.  Though last years ‘Blue Remembered Earth’ was not without it flaws I do belief that I have maligned a bit too much in my review, so better not search for it then. ‘On The Steel Breeze’ will be released September 29th.


An epic vision of our journey into deep space.

Hundreds of years from now mankind will finally inherit the stars. A fleet of holoships is heading towards the nearest habitable planet at 15% the speed of light. In massive asteroids turned into ships, tens of millions of people are heading towards a new home. A home that bears signs of an ancient alien civilization.

No-one knows what they will find when they get there in 90 years. But the main problem is that the ships will have to break the laws of physics to be able to stop. And the research into ways to stop risk the ships themselves. Has mankind squandered the utopia of years past?

Chapter 1

To read the first chapter, just click on the link. Chapter 1.

For those who are a bit foggy about events from ‘Blue Remembered Earth’, it followed brother and sister Geoffrey and Sunday Akinya who are members of a powerful African corporation as they try to uncover the legacy of their grandmother Eunice. By the end of the novel it is alluded that Eunice is still very much alive and departed on a alien spaceship that had traveled through the solar system.

On The Steel Breeze pretty much takes of where the previous novel left off.

Source; http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2013/09/on-the-steel-breeze-chapter-1/