Continuing my compulsory round-up of advance reviews of Richard K. Morgan’s The Steel Remains, nets me the first “meh” review over at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist. I’m not sure I agree with some of his points, in particular his opinion that Morgan’s strongest point is character. I think that Morgan is equally strong in his actions scenes. The chaos and violence sown by Kovacs in Altered Carbon stay with me to this day, and the action set-piece with the nano-monster from Broken Angels was pretty thrilling stuff. Regardless, the review is worth a look, and as a video game player I’m well versed in tempering expectations and questioning the hype machine.