The Quiet War (The Quiet War #1)

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The Quiet War (The Quiet War #1) Reviews

  • Jason Braida
    Jun 25, 2017

    Jason Braida

    I loved this book. It's as if Kim Stanley Robinson decided to write military science fiction. Much of the book concentrates on the biological processes used to build habitations on the moons of Saturn and Jupiter as well as the way in which genetic manipulation is used to alter men and...

  • Laura Pope
    May 30, 2017

    Laura Pope

    A compelling readI have to give this top reviews five stars . It's a brilliant rendering of complex characters set within our own solar system . We join the story 200 years after the overturn for the complete failure of our ecosystem due to climate change and unbridled capitalism of th...

  • Andreas
    Mar 30, 2017


    A global catastrophy called the Overturn devastated Earth. We write the year 2210, and Earth is slowly reconstructed by fundamentally Gaia-oriented states like oligarchic Greater Brazil and the EU. Gen manipulation is necessary to get back exterminated animal races but otherwise mostly...

  • William
    Jun 25, 2015


    McAuley shows a superb understanding and vision of the post-Global Warming catastrophe on earth, clearly presented, fascinating. One of the best and most likely scenarios: 1. Global Warming severe disruptions to society and agriculture2. Sudden Methane release from ocean clathrates - h...

  • Liviu Szoke
    Apr 11, 2015

    Liviu Szoke

    Mult prea multă informație științifică și mult prea multe personaje și fire narative ca să reprezinte o lectură agreabilă și antrenantă. Destul de interesantă, dar trebuie să stai pe o insulă pustie și să n-ai absolut nicio grijă pe...

  • Mitchell
    Oct 24, 2014


    Two hundred years from now, following catastrophic climate change and devastating wars, the remaining people of Earth have been united under a handful of super-states: the Pacific Community, the European Union, and Greater Brazil (encompassing most of the Americas). In the solar system...

  • Clay Brown
    Mar 11, 2014

    Clay Brown

    MCAULEY'S THE QUIET WAR, DENSE, INTERESTING AND GOOD SENSE OF CHARACTER!Paul Mcauley’s Quiet War is the first book that I have read of this very interesting Science Fiction Author. I’m actually quite conscious of writers of Science Fiction, as you may have noticed I read a gr...

  • Ian Mond
    Feb 9, 2014

    Ian Mond

    If I didn’t have this compulsion to finish everything I start I would have stopped reading The Quiet War around page 50. But in spite of the voice in my head telling me that life is too short to be reading stodgy prose, endless descriptions of space plants and space engineering a...

  • Dmitry
    Aug 28, 2013


    Tried and succeeded in finishing this yesterday. It took a bottle of wine to polish it off. More than a year i spent picking it up and putting it down.Too quiet for my tastes, but full of useful science. Some may like it but ive heard it before and it annoys me greatly. Its like readin...

  • Kate
    Jun 6, 2012


    I borrowed the sequel to this book from the library and was four chapters in before I realised it *was* actually a sequel. Luckily the library had this in for me to borrow. The Quiet War is an interesting book. It reminds me really strongly of Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy in it'...