Williams, Sean -- Saturn Returns
Currently in my to-read pile. See? I meant it about the Berg.
Picture Wright's "Golden Age" trilogy without the overwrought diction
or the eventual collapse into Randsturbation. Okay, without the
colossal ambition either, but it's still good fun. A guy is revived
by aliens from a long-lost backup copy, and tries to figure out what
happened to the galaxy in the N-thousand years he's been gone. I liked
the various neural architectures and how they played into the plot.
This is a strictly non-FTL setting, which is also well-worked out,
as long as you buy civilizations lasting thousands of years while our
heroes transmit themselves around. (This only bothered me in a few
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