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Alec Johnson’s last login was Sunday, December 23, 2012.
I'd say that Revelation Space is a good start. Redemption Ark, the second in that series, was quite good, but Absolution gap (the last) kind of didn't fulfill expectations. That having been said, I enjoyed the entire series. What you might be interested in, since you read Revelation Space, is Turquoise Dogs, Diamond Days (I may have that backwards). Its two shortish (novellas?) stories in one volume. There's also Chasm City, which takes place in the same setting as Revelation Space, but doesn't have the real space opera thing going on.
In general, I very much enjoy his work.
I would be careful with Richard Morgan. It's kind of a guilty pleasure. I like his books, but he's the modern-noir-science-fiction equivalent of Clive Cussler. Now, that isn't to say his books aren't intelligently thought-out, it's just that the continual testosterone and violence make up for fairly formulaic books.
Look to Windward is probably my favorite "M" book, and The Business my non-M book. He is kind of an odd duck. What I find most interesting is so many of my favorite authors come from this tiny little area in Scotland (Banks, Stross, etc). I haven't yet figured out how that happened.
As far as the "favorites" I have listed, that could probably be updated.
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Yours did the same, although I've been around here longer. I didn't find out about GoodReads until after I entered a good thousand books into this thing, so I spent (wasted) a large amount of time trying to figure out if I could do an export/import over there...