Caveat: this is not really a review, but rather a plaintive cry and is based on having read the previous book set in this universe in full (Revelation Space or the story “Swarm” in [b:Schismatrix Plus|161296|Schismatrix Plus|Bruce Sterling|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1309282782s/161296.jpg|155668].*sigh* I’m sorry I’m probably being a bit harsh here, but I just had such high expectations of you Alastair…what happened?! I know, I know, it’s not you it’s me. We want the same things…I just want you to give them to me in a way you’re not prepared to…I guess it’s just best if we part ways. I’m sorry.