Chasm City (Revelation Space #2) - Alastair Reynolds8.26

British Science Fiction Association Award 2002.

Come to Chasm City and embark on a mind-bending ride through the universe of Revelation Space

Tanner Mirabel was a security specialist who never made a mistake – until the day a woman in his care was blown away by Argent Reivich, a vengeful young postmortal. Tanner's pursuit of Reivich takes him across light-years of space to Chasm City, the domed human settlement on the otherwise inhospitable planet of Yellowstone.

But Chasm City is not what it was. The one-time high-tech utopia has become a Gothic nightmare: a nanotechnological virus has corrupted the city's inhabitants as thoroughly as it has the buildings and machines. Before the chase is done, Tanner will have to confront truths which reach back centuries, towards deep space and an atrocity history barely remembers.

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Release date: 2001
Genres: science fictioncyberpunk + space opera
Tags: bsfa award
Average rating: 8.26/10
Total ratings: 134
Updated: August 22, 2021

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.

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Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days7.76
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Galactic North7.76
The Prefect8.02
Elysium Fire7.62
Inhibitor Phase8.20
Revelation Space (Revelation Space #1)8.38
Chasm City (Revelation Space #2)8.26
Redemption Ark (Revelation Space #3)8.54
Absolution Gap (Revelation Space #4)8.40