IN THE MAIL: Tobias Buckell’s new science fiction novel, Ragamuffin. The cover art lacks the retro-cool of his previous novel, Crystal Rain, but I’ve started the book and it’s good — kind of post-cyberpunk, vaguely reminiscent of Richard Morgan’s Altered Carbon or Chris Moriarty’s Spin State.

Should make good beach reading. Plus, scroll down here to get the first 1/3 of Crystal Rain for free online.