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Europe at Midnight

Europe at Midnight Best Read || [Dave Hutchinson] Europe at Midnight Best Read || [Dave Hutchinson] - Europe at Midnight, Europe at Midnight The highly anticipated sequel to the ARTHUR C CLARKE BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION and JOHN W CAMPBELL MEMORIAL AWARD nominated EUROPE IN AUTUMN In a fractured Europe new nations are springing

  • Title: Europe at Midnight
  • Author: Dave Hutchinson
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  • Page: 473
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Europe at Midnight Best Read || [Dave Hutchinson], Europe at Midnight, Dave Hutchinson, Europe at Midnight The highly anticipated sequel to the ARTHUR C CLARKE BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION and JOHN W CAMPBELL MEMORIAL AWARD nominated EUROPE IN AUTUMN In a fractured Europe new nations are springing up everywhere some literally overnight For an intelligence officer like Jim it s a nightmare Every week or so a friendly power spawns a new and unknown national entityThe highly

Europe at Midnight

Europe at Midnight Best Read || [Dave Hutchinson] Europe at Midnight Best Read || [Dave Hutchinson] - Europe at Midnight, Europe at Midnight The highly anticipated sequel to the ARTHUR C CLARKE BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION and JOHN W CAMPBELL MEMORIAL AWARD nominated EUROPE IN AUTUMN In a fractured Europe new nations are springing Europe at Midnight

  • Europe at Midnight Best Read || [Dave Hutchinson]
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Europe at Midnight

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  1. Running parallel to the times and events of the first novel, this one is still full of spycraft and intelligence work from both sides of a very, very strange divide.On one side, we have a true Invisible College, in spirit and in reality, that is barely accessible to the real world of our near future after a plague has decimated the world badly and even worse for Europe Civilization is still around, though, and so is the politics that make life living there damn stressful.So what happens when a m [...]


  2. New review It ll be up at Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud for a few weeks before coming here.Author Dave Hutchinson takes so many strands from EUROPE IN AUTUMN and they are weaving together This entry in the sequence does an excellent job of resolving puzzles, adding puzzles, and making the next book out from Rebellion Publishing in November torture Oh, and this is another great cover


  3. Somebody please give this to Trump and Cruz The most geopolitically relevant SF series I ve encountered in a long time, and I m thrilled that this highly imaginative yet grounded sequel approaches Fractured Europe from an entirely different angle Series phobes need not fear this easily standalone novel gently contributes to the plot in Europe in Autumn, without relying on it I m eagerly looking forward to the next novel in the cycle.


  4. Separate from the Community, but overlapping the geography of our world s Europe in the same fashion, is a pocket universe called the Campus, which, true to its name, is made up of a giant university Unlike the citizens of the Community, those of the Campus don t know about their world s nature, or about Europe and the Community at all Over generations, families make the gradual rise from Student to loftier positions like Research Assistant or Doctor When a coup replaces and imprisons the Old Bo [...]


  5. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I ve skimmed through the predecessor to this book, Europe in Autumn , and as I skimmed I didn t get drawn into the story enough to slow down and really concentrate on it These books do require concentration, as they deal with complicated political problems and how they affect your average Joe and Jane For these books, it s mostly Joe Europe at Midnight grabbed me sooner, mostly because the book starts right off in a v [...]


  6. This reminds me of The City the City by China Mi ville, but not nearly as deliberately obscure, ambiguous or outrightly new weird Instead, Hutchinson s take on mirror pocket polities plays like a straight thriller, and is therefore likely to appeal to non genre fans who are likely to pat themselves on the back for dipping a toe into the genre ocean The SF trappings here are sprinkled very, very lightly, to the extent that the obvious well, to real genre readers quantum underpinnings are largely [...]



  7. Even better than Europe in Autumn and such a perfect reading experience in these times, when Europe is on the brink of collapse or at least is preparing for great changes.


  8. A little confusing to follow, but neat to see how even with the time differences, Rupert s story coincides and meets up with Rudi s Really enjoyable ideas


  9. When I reread my review of Europe In Autumn, I realized I d actually written a review for Europe At Midnight already Nearly everything I mentioned there holds true for this second installment in the Fractured Europe Sequence no filler, solid prose, interesting geopolitical setting, some references to spy novels, no pretension, entertaining, fresh, snappy, imaginative, gritty As you might know Midnight is not a sequel to Autumn, but of a companion volume.So, what s the new If you haven t read th [...]


  10. Europe at Midnight is the second in Dave Hutchinson s Fractured Europe series although it isn t quite a sequel to Europe in Autumn and could reasonably easily be read as a standalone novel, reading Europe in Autumn first fills in some of the background, and reading Europe at Midnight first would take away the impact of one of the major plot twists in Europe in Autumn.Like Europe in Autumn, Europe at Midnight is basically a Le Carre esque spy thriller which replaces the Cold War with the complica [...]


  11. Europe at Midnight isn t so much a direct sequel to Europe in Autumn as it is a companion piece Those hoping for the continued adventures of Rudi, coureur chef may be disappointed to find themselves following two plotlines on another branch of the railway, but I think that was the right choice I ll also note that while the book can be read semi independent of Europe in Autumn, the first book did such a wonderful job of drawing the reader in while introducing its setting, while Europe at Midnight [...]


  12. I only read Europe in Autumn last week I enjoyed it so much I went straight from that into Europe at Midnight.Near future Europe is falling apart, nation by nation The United Kingdom is now far from united, and on the European mainland many other countries are following suit As if this constantly shifting political landscape wasn t complicated enough, it turns out there is a parallel version of Europe who have their own agenda when it comes to diplomacy Now imagine you are tasked with trying to [...]


  13. Europe at Midnight parte de uma premissa fant stica para gerar o seu mundo ficcional L se a bom ritmo, com um enredo interessante que nos mant m agarrados obra para perceber por onde que a hist ria se vai desenvolver Apesar disto, tem alguns defeitos estruturais que dificultam a sua compreens o.Vamos por partes Primeiro, o mais interessante O mundo ficcional deste romance que mistura fic o cient fica com distopia e policial procedimental desenrola se num futuro pr ximo A Europa colapsou, v tima [...]


  14. koeur.wordpress 2015 08 0Publisher RebellionPublishing Date November 2015ISBN 9781781083987Genre SciFiRating 3.5 5Publisher Description In a fractured Europe, new nations are springing up everywhere, some literally overnight For an intelligence officer like Jim it s a nightmare Every week or so a friendly power spawns a new and unknown national entity which may or may not be friendly to England s interests It s hard to keep on top of it all But things are about to get worse for Jim A stabbing on [...]


  15. Despite the title, there s much less of Hutchinson s prescient fractured Europe this time around, which is a bit of a shame most of the action relates to the revelation from the end of Europe In Autumn, though of course it still speaks to Europe if you unveil a secondary world which, in place of dragons and wizards, instead resembles a Telegraph fantasia of rural England as was As often happens, turns out the pocket dimensions bred, so we also have Kafkaesque chapters set in a university campus [...]


  16. I thought Europe in Autumn a very good, if a little confused, novel a superior near future spy novel, it took an unexpected swerve around two thirds in, which unsettled the plot but managed not to upset it And now the sequel, Europe at Midnight, follows that swerve further around the curve and results in a very different novel of a type of science fiction that likely occupies a small place all its own in the genre s corpus In the nineteenth century, a wealthy family invented a new English county [...]


  17. Europe at Midnight manages to be great and funny despite a couple of genocides, only one of which was allegedly accidental.I had liked Europe in Autumn a lot, but Europe at Midnight broke my heart In part because it s about really decent people trying to do decent things and going through a lot of heartbreak, only the lesser one of which is sentimental in nature and partly because of bits likeThe English entry for the Eurovision Song Contest this year was Reservoir Dogs , by a band calling thems [...]


  18. One of the few good things about growing up in the 80s was the horror, be it in movies or a political reality that meant instant death after a four minute warning The emotion also underpinned spy fiction at the time in print and other media Ian Bannen s terrified expression when he is cornered at the beginning of the TV production of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is as terrifying as anything on Elm Street Horror was a visceral response to the meeting in the human imagination of personal vulnerabilit [...]


  19. As with the first book in this series, this is a fish out of water story, in which a character who thinks he understands the basic parameters of the world he lives in discovers that 1 he is completely wrong, and the truth is weird than he could possibly imagine, and 2 because of this discovery, everyone wants to kill him I liked this one even better than the first, which was a little oddly paced, and the fascinating late reveal of the first book forms the basis of this one, which made me very h [...]


  20. More excellent post EU cartomantic espionage with new protagonists and a new perspective It got away from me a little at the end, but gripping stuff And it now feels like a world with women in it, yay Full review.


  21. nwhytevejournal 2608840mlI hugely enjoyed Europe in Autumn, which we shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award last year and which also got onto the BSFA shortlist Here Dave Hutchinson returns to his future world of a fragmented Europe, but from a very different angle rather than exploring the new frontiers that have been erected in our world, his spy hero finds himself exploring also parallel maps to societies which are liminally linked to us, there and yet not there It s a book with One Big Id [...]


  22. Full review available here thecurioussffreader.wordpressI don t exactly know how to rate this oneIt was a very good book don t get me wrong but I didn t enjoy it as much as book 1 Maybe it s because I read the two of them back to back which is something that I very rarely do, I don t know.It may also be because it wasn t the same characters anyAnyway, I don t know, I am probably going to wait in a little before writing my review on this one to see what I really think about it.Also, I would reall [...]


  23. A great follow up to Europe in Autumn Starts out with a totally new direction from the first book, and that really took me by surprise This series really is something special science fiction, espionage, alternate worlds and alternate histories, it s all here and presented in such a dizzying fashion that you won t be sure what world you re in or where you re heading next Really looking forward to the next book.


  24. I enjoyed this book and it seemed entirely appropriate to read it during the Brexit referendum There was lots of at time confusing plot but exciting enough for me to wish my tube journey had been long enough to finish it The characters were a bit under developed, but I would certainly consider reading the other books in the series.


  25. Mind boggling twists and turns A great spy novel involving perhaps too many characters with too many different names Would probably benefit from a second read Still enjoyed it very much.


  26. Much like its predecessor, Europe at Midnight is a fragmented novel Dave Hutchinson s remarkable science fiction series is about the fragmentation and fragile unity of the continent Europe Our own version of Europe lies somewhere in the middle of two extremes It is fragmented by geography, history and cultures, but a countervailing force nevertheless leads to reasonably stable countries, cultural mingling and to institutions like the European Union and, dare I say it, shows like the Eurovision s [...]


  27. This is book two in the Fractured Europe series, and I m loving the series than anything I ve read in the last couple of years It s clever, angry, funny, and, oh yes, clever Though they are very different in focus and style, the second book flows logically from the first, exploring the premise of its ending.Readers still on the first book, beware spoilers.The reader s response to the first book, like its protagonist Rudi and almost all citizens of the fragmenting Europe, is to ask what the hell [...]


  28. Please give my review a helpful vote on review R1PG40ZThis is the second installment of author Dave Hutchison s The Fractured Europe Sequence I gave the first installment five stars but I noted that the reader should be warned that the first installment was not truly a complete novel so much as the first part of a larger novel I think that observation implies a recommendation that a reader should start with the first book in order to get a full flavor for the backstory in this story and the cle [...]


  29. What s not to like about an espionage story with a fantastical premise, relevance to current events and acerbic British wit I very much enjoyed Hutchinson s ambitious follow up to Europe in Autumn In fact I think I enjoyed it Whereas the first book is a slow burn introduction to near future Europe, Book Two dives into the surprising sci fi angle revealed in the first novel.As was a weakness with the first book, some of the plot threads can be difficult to follow, but Hutchinson writes a cohesi [...]


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