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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds


Sometime in the future a war is fought where the soldiers have a “bullet” implanted that holds their personnel files as well as a charge that can blow apart their heart.  Picture swallowing a thumb drive holding an explosive charge.

Scur is a soldier implanted with a bullet.   The ceasefire is ignored by a war criminal and Scur anticipates death.   Later on a skip ship, Scur awakes to discover that she is not only not dead but has survived the war.   Pard is a ship technician she meets and together they help to determine why Scur and others are on the skip ship and why the skip ship is only partially functional.

The story has some interesting technological aspects as well as a commentary on war and resulting post war behavior.

I recommend the book.


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