Revelation Space

Alastair Reynolds
science fiction > cyberpunk + space opera
Revelation Space (Revelation Space #1) - Alastair Reynolds8.38

Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee 2001, BSFA Award nominee 2001, Locus Award nominee 2001.

The first major SF novel of the century

Dr Dan Sylveste, an archaeologist who has for years been fascinated with the long-dead alien race the Amarantin, is about to discover something that could change the course of mankind. But before he can act on anything his wife is killed and he is captured when a coup sweeps across the planet Resurgam.

Meanwhile, an astonishing ship bearing a crew of militaristic cyborgs and a kidnapped Gunnery Officer is bearing down on Resurgam, crossing light years of space to enlist Sylveste's help to save their metamorphosing Captain. Only Sylveste, or, more accurately, the software programme containing his father's knowledge that he carries in his mind, can save the Captain.

None of them can anticipate the cataclysm that will result when they meet, a cataclysm that will sweep through space and could determine the ultimate fate of humanity.

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Release date: 2000
Genres: science fictioncyberpunk + space opera
Average rating: 8.38/10
Total ratings: 151
Updated: January 16, 2017

Revelation Space :: Series

The Revelation Space universe is a fictional universe which was created by Alastair Reynolds and used as the setting for a number of his novels and stories. Its fictional history follows the human species through various conflicts from the relatively near future (roughly 2200) to approximately AD 40000 (all the novels to date are set between 2427 and 2727, although certain stories extend beyond this period). It takes its name from Revelation Space, which was the first published novel set in the universe.

The main trilogy (also known as the Inhibitor trilogy) consists of 1) Revelation Space, 2) Redemption Ark and 3) Absolution Gap, and deals with humanity coming to the attention of the inhibitors and the resultant war between them.

Revelation Space (Revelation Space #1)8.38
Chasm City (Revelation Space #2)8.26
Diamond Dogs
Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days7.76
Redemption Ark (Revelation Space #3)8.52
Turquoise Days
Absolution Gap (Revelation Space #4)8.40
Galactic North7.76
The Prefect8.02
Elysium Fire7.62
Inhibitor Phase7.76