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Revelation Space

By Alastair Reynolds

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Format: Paperback, 592 pages
Published In: United States, 01 May 2002
Hundreds of thousands of years ago, the Amarantin civilization was annihilated just as it was on the verge of space flight. Scientist Dan Sylveste is determined to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself and he forges a deadly alliance with the cyborg crew of a spaceship. But as Sylveste closes in on a secret, a killer closes in on him. A "Locus" Best First Novel of the Year. (June)
EAN: 9780441009428
ISBN: 0441009425
Publisher: Ace Books
Dimensions: 17.22 x 10.62 x 3.33 centimetres (0.26 kg)


This distant-past/far-future, hard sci-fi tour de force probes a galaxy-wide enigma: why does spacefaring humanity encounter so few remnants of intelligent life? Excavating the 900,000-year-old Amarantin civilization on its home world, Resurgam, archaeologist Dan Sylveste discovers evidence of a splinter cult that abandoned Resurgam for the stars but returned, only to be swallowed up by a mysterious cataclysm that destroyed all the Amarantins. 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. In Chasm City on the slum-ridden world of Yellowstone, assassin Ana Khouri joins the Nostalgia's crew intent on killing Sylveste. Clearly intoxicated by cutting-edge scientific research in bioengineering, space physics, cybernetics Reynolds spins a ravishingly inventive tale of intrigue. Hard SF addicts will applaud the author's talent for creating convincing alien beings and the often uneasy merging of human and machine intelligence, depicted here as nearly too frighteningly real for comfort. Others, however, may find these human-cybernetic hybrid characters chilling, dispassionate (except for their built-in drives toward revenge and murder) and foreboding. Reynolds's vision of a future dominated by artificial intelligence trembles with the ultimate cold of the dark between the stars. (June 12) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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Sarah Wilson on
Brilliant example of the Space Opera genre. The Revelation Space triology has an almost gothic atmosphere that provides the perfect backdrop for Reynold's dark characters.

The science is very well written, and complements the very creative but convoluted storyline. Though the action lags a little in the middle of the book, Reynolds brings everything together at the end in an exciting and unexpected finish.
Richard Scott on
Dan Sylveste is an archaeologist of sources investigating why a particular race of aliens became instinct. Sylveste is also the only man to encounter the strange region of space called the Shroud and survive.

Because of this, a ship full of transhumans, named the Nostalgia For Infinity, want to talk to him.

These people converge on the strange planet Yellowstone, and another character becomes involved, a martially skilled woman named Anna Khouri, who ends up being co-opted to join The Nostalgia For Infinity.

The mystery of the Amarantin is at the heart of this, and is the actual Revelation we are waiting for.

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