Reynolds, Alastair -- House of Suns

Far-future space opera. The Gentian clone-clan circles the galaxy, picking up stories and playing with their seriously incalculably powerful tech-toys, with occasional (every 200,000 years?) reunions to catch up. Then someone booby-traps one of their reunions. The few survivors get to try to figure out why. The setting is fantastic but the plot is kind of thin. I mean, there's plenty of plot and plotting and secret conspiracies and mysteries and all that. With a gosh-wow ending. But the mysteries aren't particularly deep, and while all of the plot elements have their place in the plot, they don't fit together in the plot. Everything is important once. Nothing is revelatory. Too bad.

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