Revelation Space

by Alastair Reynolds
Revelation Space (Revelation Space #1) - Alastair Reynolds 8.38   156

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
Details updated August 22, 2022

Revelation Space :: Series

Series contains 5 primary works and has 10 total works.

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.

Related series Prefect Dreyfus Emergency

Chasm City (Revelation Space #0.5) 8.26   138
Revelation Space (Revelation Space #1) 8.38   156
Diamond Dogs (Revelation Space #1.3) 8.00   2
Turquoise Days (Revelation Space #1.4) 7.34   3
Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days (Revelation Space #1.5) 7.76   115
Redemption Ark (Revelation Space #2) 8.52   117
Absolution Gap (Revelation Space #3) 8.40   96
Galactic North (Revelation Space #3.5) 7.76   8
Inhibitor Phase (Revelation Space #4) 7.66   32

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