Crime Time SF choice
Paul McAuley continues to demonstrate his ironclad credentials as one of the most authoritative of hard SF writers in the United Kingdom. Human destiny has changed with the intervention of the enigmatic alien Jackaroo who have opened up the universe for the human race. But discovered on the new planets made available to humankind are puzzling relics of lost civilisations, all recipients of Jackaroo largesse — and all extinct. What is the real gameplan of these alien benefactors? As usual, McAuley imparts mind-bending SF concepts in prose that is always elegant and precise.
Into Everywhere Paul McAuley (Gollancz, £16.99)