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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)
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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
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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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