I picked up Deception Well just after finishing Vast. Deception Well is - like Vast - part of Nagata's Nanotech Succession and takes place before Vast (both in chronological and series order). While Deception Well is earlier in the series I enjoyed reading it after Vast - Vast has several references to the events in this book and shares several characters - discovering these character's pasts made this an even more enjoyable story. The pacing/plot did not seem as tight and polished to me as Vast - but if you liked Vast it is hard to imagine that another dive into this universe would not be fun!
Rating: 3 of 5 First Read Date: July 2011