I got some nice comments about Stealing Light over at Neal Asher's blog. Neal is, of course, another Tor Uk author, and he's happy to note the book does indeed contain exploding spaceships, having blagged a freebie of the advanced review copy from the publishers.
Damn right it's got exploding spaceships. It's got exploding everything. Blame Chris Foss and all those book jacket designs he did when I was a kid reading sf. Hang on, maybe if I write a wasp-striped ship into one of the new books, they might .... nah, it's hoping for too much.