Revelation Space

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Ace Books, 2000 - Fiction - 476 pages
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"Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just when it was on the verge of discovering space flight. For the human colonists now settling the Amarantin homeworld, what caused the species' destruction is of little more than academic interest. Even after colonists discover an almost perfectly preserved city on the planet, only the archaeological community seems interested. But one scientist, Dan Sylveste, is convinced that solving the Amarantin riddle is vital to the survival of humanity." "Desperate to get at the truth - but with few resources - Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. Walking weapons, the ship's cyborg crew could easily become a very real danger to Sylveste's life - but they could also be his only hope to find the answer he so zealously seeks." "As Sylveste closes in on the secret, he learns that one of the cyborgs was sent to kill him. Because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason - and if that reason is uncovered, the universe - and reality itself - could be irrevocably altered."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Cool universe, good plot. - Goodreads
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Atrocious pacing plagued the novel as well. - Goodreads
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The best scifi writing I've run into in a while. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Taryn Pierson - Goodreads

Alastair Reynolds is one of the (apparently rare) creatures who not only has vast knowledge of a particular field of science, in this case astronomy, but is able to translate his scientific prowess ... Read full review

Review: Revelation Space (Revelation Space #1)

User Review  - Lucas - Goodreads

The best parts of this book are where the characters are still converging, there are interleaved story lines at different points in time due to relativistic travel and/or artistic license. It's not as ... Read full review


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Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St. Andrew's Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. A former astrophysicist for the European Space Agency, he lives in the Netherlands, near Leiden. He is now writing full-time.

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