Review of 'Matter (Culture, #8)' on 'Goodreads'
Reminded me of Revelation space series by [a:Alastair Reynolds|51204|Alastair Reynolds|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1521740247p2/51204.jpg].
Worldbuilding is just top-notch; Sursamen Shellworld, its lore & inhabitants, Nameless City slowly uncovered by a waterfall, ...
Mesh-up of fantasy & sci-fi elements.
Ending is rushed, storylines left unfinished, most characters just die.
Ferbin's journey is inconsequential.
* Introduces various themes (e.g. surveillance) but doesn't fully explore them.