Redemption Ark (Revelation Space #3) - Alastair Reynolds 8.52   116

Locus Award nominee 2003.

The Inhibitors are back and Humanity is doomed!

Many, many millennia ago, the Inhibitors seeded the universe with machines designed to detect intelligent life – and then to suppress it. But after hundreds of millions of years, the machines started to fail and intelligent cultures started to emerge.

Then Dr Dan Sylveste and the crew of Infinity discovered what had happened to the long-vanished Amarantin race... and awakened the Inhibitors.

On Yellowstone, where no one is quite who they appear, the Inquisitor and the planet's Most Wanted War Criminal are watching as the Inhibitors turn a small group of planets into raw materials. Whatever they are building with those materials is not going to be good for Humanity.

Once again, Al Reynolds has produced a stunning, universe-spanning space opera of mind-blowing proportions. Big in size, big in concepts, REDEMPTION ARK will leave you gasping at its audacity and breathless at its conclusion. This is British SF at its absolute best.


Release date 2002

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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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