Machine Vendetta
February 4, 2024 11:06 AM - Subscribe

Panoply is a small, efficient police force, dedicated to maintaining the rule of democracy among the ten thousand disparate city-states orbiting the planet Yellowstone. Ingvar Tench was one of Panoply's most experienced operatives. So why did she walk alone and unarmed into a habitat with a vicious grudge against her organization? As his colleagues pick up the pieces following her death, Prefect Tom Dreyfus must face his conscience. Four years ago, when an investigation linked to one of his most dangerous adversaries got a little too personal, Dreyfus arranged for Tench to continue the inquiry by proxy. In using her, did Dreyfus also put her in the line of fire? And what does Tench's attack tell him about an enemy he had hoped was dormant? The third [cursing in linked item] volume in the Prefect Dreyfus Emergencies series. This is author Alastair Reynolds' 21st novel.
posted by neuron (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
If you're new to Alastair Reynolds and hyperpigs, start with Chasm City, the prequel to his Revelation Space series.
posted by neuron at 11:12 AM on February 4

Despite my dislike of prequels, this was quite an enjoyable read. I like all of Reynolds' stuff, even though the long term collected universe tends to the negative.
posted by Marticus at 8:59 PM on February 4

Followup Penny Arcade comic today
posted by neuron at 1:07 PM on February 5

I really enjoyed Machine Vendetta, more than I did the two previous Dreyfus novels.

Reynolds blogged last year that he's working on another standalone novel to be titled Halcyon Years, expected to be out about a year from now.
posted by neuron at 1:12 PM on February 5

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