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Cover of Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds

Added: 2010

Condition: read twice
REVELATION SPACE
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ORIGINAL TITLE:


      Revelation Space
© 2000

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AUTHOR(S):

       REYNOLDS, Alastair
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PUBLISHER:

       VICTOR GOLLANCZ

ISBN: 0-57506-876-0
YEAR: 2000
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: english
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TRANSLATOR(S):


n/a
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COVER ILLUSTRATION:

       Richard Carr

Content:

Reynold's "Revelation Space" sets the scene for a universe-spanning adventure, if you want to use the term.

The idea of humans (in whatever shape they may come, enhanced with implants or not) unlocking an ancient device, capable of ending humanity alltogether, found drifting in space, driven by chance, their curiosity or because they have been manipulated by alien minds - it may not be unheard of.

Still, this novel is so dense with ideas other authors stretch into individual novels of the same lenght, you start asking yourself what it will all build up to.

The characters are interesting if maybe not completely surprising, but they don't need to be. I find them credible, as far as SF personae can be.

I had picked up this huge version in the UK once and have just gotten round to read it again and buy the sequels. I have to say, a second read doesn't hurt the story a bit and it was a great build-up to "Redemption Ark".
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