Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds

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Alastair Reynolds's critically acclaimed debut has redefined the space opera with a staggering journey across vast gulfs of time and space to confront the very nature of reality itself.
 

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 28, 2002 by Ace. 596 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Aboard the Nostalgia for Infinity, a vast light-hugger ship in interstellar space, the ominous Triumvirate of cyborg starfarers seeks Sylveste to heal its captain, afflicted by the deadly Melding Plague, which turns once-humans into their own semisentient spaceships.

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Suite 101

The tale of space captain Lorq von Ray and his rivals Prince and Ruby is myth laden, freighted down with both Grail literature and pulp sci-fi imagery alike.

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SF Site

Alastair Reynolds Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: House of Suns SF Site Review: House of Suns SF Site Review: Galactic North SF Site Review: The Prefect SF Site Review: Zima Blue and Other Stories SF Site Review: Pushing Ice SF Site Review: Pushing Ice SF Site Review: Century ...

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SF Site

The result is that although many of the ideas in Revelation Space are awe-inspiring, the book never gives us the feeling that we are discovering a whole new world, the way that great science fiction novels like Dune, Neuromancer, or A Fire Upon the Deep do.

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Alastair Reynolds Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: Chasm City SF Site Review: Revelation Space Just about any review of Alastair Reynolds's work is bound at some point to mention "space opera" (see, I just did, and it's only the first sentence) -- I particularly like Paul McAu...

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SF Signal

Sylveste is somewhat megalomaniacal in his interest of the Amarantin and has been ever since he alone survived an encounter inside the mysterious Shroud, an area of space not well understood by anyone.

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Boomtron

Revelation Space is my first time being exposed to Alastair Reynolds and his full-length novel debut.

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Boomtron

The first book of the Revelation Space series by Alastair Reynolds and his début novel.

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The Agony Column

'Revelation Space' more than lives up to its title: not only in the revelations within the novel itself, but most importantly in the revelation of Alastair Reynolds as a major writer who starts literally light years beyond any readers' expectations.

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Fiction Reviews

Since the above we have also reviewed other Reynolds novels including: Century Rain, Chasm City, Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days, Pushing Ice (hardback), Pushing Ice (paperback) and Redemption Ark.

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