- Author: Paul McAuley
- Title: 400 Billion Stars
- Publisher: Gollancz UK 2009 (1988)
- ISBN: 9780575090033
This story is set in the same universe as the quiet war, and we get to see another patriacal bastard treating women like property at best, as beneth contempt at worst thanks to a Major Alvarez of Greater Brazil. Also features unexpected (and probably unnecessary) sex in the bush, prehistoric terran megafauna and the promise of much more to come in following works.
McAuley clearly had a far greater universe in mind when he wrote this novel, and I for one am pleased about it. A first rate space opera which reads as suprisingly modern considering it's original publication in 1988. I give it 400 Billion stars. haha.