Late in the twenty-sixth century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors—alien-killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it. The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons—and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them. But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes—and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether.
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Dark, intense, awesome!
If you have read and enjoyed Revelation Space as I have, it comes naturally to continue the story, and this book does not fail in any respect. In fact I believe this one is even better than Revelation Space. This book is quite a ride, I enjoyed every minute.
Hyperdiamond hard space opera.
This is the third of Reynolds novels that I’ve listened to, , and I like it the best of the three. Maybe he’s one of those authors whose work grows on you - the more you read, the more irresistible it becomes. This book is a continuation of the story begun in “Revelation Space” though, so if you haven’t read that one, I’d recommend you do before embarking on “Redemption Ark”.
He’s created a unique universe whose technology is based on todays real science, and he’s peopled it with characters that don’t conform to conventional literary stock. One unusual thing he manages to do is put females on equal footing with males in every way,, without a whiff of it having been done consciously at all. As a long-suffering female science fiction fan, it’s really cool. . (I hope saying that isn’t a deterrent to any reader, Reynolds does this with eloquent nonchalance, it’s in no way political - it’s just - there)
This book is rock-hard science fiction, virtually the whole story is set on various spaceships, and Reynolds takes the opportunity to show off his education in rocket science. It’s awe-inspiring - and a great story besides.