Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds

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They are ancient killing machines, designed to locate and destroy any life form reaching a certain level of intelligence. Now, stirred from eons of sleep, the Inhibitors have descended on their latest target: Humanity." "The first wave of Inhibitors has sent war veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety - or draw down its darkest enemy." As she leads them to an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, it begins to dawn on Clavain and his companions that to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much worse.


About Alastair Reynolds

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Alastair Reynolds was born in Wales in 1966, and he has a Ph.D. in astronomy. From 1991 to 2007, he lived in the Netherlands, where he was employed by the European Space Agency as an astrophysicist. He is now a full-time writer and he lives in Great Britain.
Published May 31, 2005 by Ace. 768 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The world Hela, an airless moon of the gas giant Haldora, is remarkable for two things: relics of the extinct alien race called the scuttlers, and the Quaicheist faith, whose observers (aided by infection with a virus that induces religious fervor) watch Haldora in the hope of viewing one of its ...

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However, in the past half a year, Clavain has become increasingly reclusive and neglectful of his duties until lights in the sky proclaim that their enemy, the Inhibitors, apparently have found them.

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SF Signal

With the help of John Branigan and the mysterious girl, Aura (child of Ilya), a small group of survivors heads to Hela to try and end the intervention of the Inhibitors.

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SF Signal

As it turns out, threads one and two connect about thirty percent in, and then they connect with the third thread about eighty percent into the story.

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While I enjoy the sprawling space opera format, I can't see taking the time to read the series in its entirety (especially with Absolution Gap weighing in at 662 pages in an extra-wide mass paperback edition).

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