By Charles Stross
Excellent space opera, far better than anything that bloke Hamilton has written. Mostly because this isn't a vast trilogyof waffle designed for maximum profit. Rather this is a novel, with a beginning, and end and a conclusion and the only lamentation I have concerns the antagonists who are yet another cardboard cut-out manifestation of Nazism.
With retrospect, I would describe this book as readable, even enjoyable, but not memorable, certainly not after having read 'The Cruel Sea' directly afterwards. The contrast in comparison is profound. and I shall expand on the reasons for that in my next post. Regarding 'Iron Sunrise', I found little to endear a sense of empathy with the characters, and though it was kept in check, there was still a bit too much techno-babble. On the plus side, the pages burned by and the pacing was well done.
On the whole I think I prefered the two previous books I've read by Stross. This one was generic by comparison.