Alastair Reynolds: Inhibitor Phase (2021, Orbit) 4 stars

Review of 'Inhibitor Phase' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Read this if you are already invested in Revelation Space series.

Familiar characters & locations show up.
Ties to the war on Mars, which is one of my favorite parts of the lore.
Story beats reminded me of a Culture series novel.

Drawn-out midsection, rushed & unnecessarily complicated ending.
Aliens end up feeling mundane.
Not a viable entry point into the series, despite being advertised as standalone.