Post by James Nicoll
In the Ocean of Night (Galactic Centre, book 1) by Gregory Benford
This - and most of the series - are on my shelves but I read them in the
mid 80s and then as they were coming out and haven't again since. The
heady days of the Killer B's! Banks, Bear, Benford, Brin, Baxter all
doing great things. Or at least, great in 25-year retrospect.
Interested to see that my faded memories more or less matched yours,
almost all the other points you mentioned were a surprise to me. I don't
even recall whether I raised an eyebrow at the same parts you did... and
I've only got little point memories of scenes from the other books. At
some point I'll have a series re-read.
Also interesting to see Benford is now running a research company for
anti-agathics now, which is keeping him too busy to write.
Cheers - Jaimie
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