The second novella in the Diamond DOgs, Turquoise Days collection. A much easier read than Dimaond Dogs. Far less disturbing directly. It’s a masterful exploration of the potential consequences of some of the things Reynolds already introduced in the Revelation Space universe, most notably the Pattern Jugglers and their ability to store and transfer mental patterns. This is a nice combination of a small story of people, family, amibition and a scientific career balanced against a world-shattering conspiracy. I think this is one of my favourites of his stories.