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Publisher Description

Nine hundred thousand years ago, something wiped out the Amarantin. For the human colonists now settling the Amarantin homeworld Resurgam, it's of little more than academic interest, even after the discovery of a long-hidden, almost perfect Amarantin city and a colossal statue of a winged Amarantin. For brilliant but ruthless scientist Dan Sylveste, it's more than merelty intellectual curiosity - and he will stop at nothing to get at the truth. Even if the truth costs him everything. But the Amarantin were wiped out for a reason, and that danger is closer and greater than even Syveste imagines ...

REVELATION SPACE: a huge, magnificent space opera that ranges across the known and unknown universe ... towards the most terrifying of destinations.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
10 December
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

77TownCar ,

Revelation Space

An awesome tour de force and a ripper of a story.....but a little let down by slim character development and the fact that the characters are often of no great appeal to the reader. Most are also apparently on vows of chastity. Where's a bit of romance and hero characters to go with such amazing story-telling?
Imagine Raiders of the Lost Ark with no real hero and heroine nor any URST or romantic interest....

JarrahA ,

Neat concepts but a bit heavy handed

A neat ride, and I'm looking forward to continuing with the series but the writing can be quite frustrating at times. Unlike most books which hide information from the reader by hiding it from the POV characters, this book will often simply just skip over it. Chapters will often end with "And so John told them everything" without going into the detail for the reader. It felt very clunky and frustrating at times.

genepool2000 ,

Revelation space

Alistair Reynolds , in my view has replaced Peter.f.Hamilton, Greg Bear, William Gibson, Iain.m.Banks, etc etc, as the new modern day space operatic writer. Not only does his imagination run riot through the pages of his books ,but , as an astrophysicist there is a fair amount of hard science you can pick up along the way. There's nothing better than space opera mixed with hard science, although reader beware, sometimes it hard to discern where fact slips through the cracks into Alistair's awesome imagination.
The only downfall to Reynolds writing is, well for me at least, he doesn't write fast enough!!

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