Absolution Gap

Alastair Reynolds
science fiction > cyberpunk + space opera
Absolution Gap (Revelation Space #4) - Alastair Reynolds8.40

Take another awe-inspiring leap into the darkly imagined future of REVELATION SPACE, where it is time for Humanity to meet its Unmakers.

Mankind has endured centuries of horrific plague and a particularly brutal interstellar war... but there is still no time for peace and quiet.

Stirred from aeons of sleep, the Inhibitors – ancient alien killing machines – have begun the process of ridding the galaxy of its latest emergent intelligence: mankind. As a ragtag bag of refugees fleeing the first wave of the cull head towards an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, they discover an avenging angel, a girl born in ice. She has the power to lead mankind to safety, and the ability to draw down their darkest enemy.

And on a planet where vast travelling cathedrals crawl towards the treacherous fissure known as Absolution Gap, an unsettling truth becomes apparent: to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much, much worse...

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Release date: 2003
Genres: science fictioncyberpunk + space opera
Average rating: 8.40/10
Total ratings: 94
Updated: January 08, 2015

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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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 Phase8.20