I highly recommend this one to anyone looking for a good science fiction book.
I did read another book from Alastair Reynolds last year (Revelation Space) but I was not that impressed. Instead I embarked in a Charlie Stross craze (I read Accelerando, Halting State and Glasshouse in sequence) which ended in a somewhat sad disappointment (the weird fascination Charlie has with sex identity issues gets old really quickly).
Century Rain is just a great book. It is defined in Wikipedia as a “noir science fiction alternate history mystery novel”.
Yup. It’s all of that and more.