Revelation Space (Revelation Space #1) - Alastair Reynolds 8.38   155

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.


Release date 2000

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Revelation Space :: Series

Series contains 4 primary works and has 11 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.

Revelation Space (Revelation Space #1) 8.38   155
Chasm City (Revelation Space #2) 8.26   137
Redemption Ark (Revelation Space #3) 8.52   116
Absolution Gap (Revelation Space #4) 8.42   95
Diamond Dogs 8.00   2
Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days 7.76   114
Turquoise Days 6.00   2
Galactic North 7.76   8
The Prefect 8.02   87
Elysium Fire 7.70   37
Inhibitor Phase 7.58   28

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