Chasm City (Revelation Space)
Tanner Mirabel was a security specialist who never made a mistake - until the day a woman in his care was blown away by Argent Reivich, a vengeful young postmortal. Tanner's pursuit of Reivich takes him across light-years of space to Chasm City, the domed human settlement on the otherwise... show more
Tanner Mirabel was a security specialist who never made a mistake - until the day a woman in his care was blown away by Argent Reivich, a vengeful young postmortal. Tanner's pursuit of Reivich takes him across light-years of space to Chasm City, the domed human settlement on the otherwise inhospitable planet of Yellowstone. But Chasm City is not what it was. The one-time high-tech utopia has become a Gothic nightmare: a nanotechnological virus has corrupted the city's inhabitants as thoroughly as it has the buildings and machines. Before the chase is done, Tanner will have to confront truths which reach back centuries, towards deep space and an atrocity history barely remembers.
Publish date: December 11th 2008
Pages no: 640
Edition language: English
Series: Revelation Space (#2)
Synopsis: Pursuing vengeance, security specialist Tanner Mirabel follows his target from one solar system to another, tracking him through the disaster ridden Chasm City, uncovering truths he might have wished he hadn't. Review: I've been working for awhile on reading my way through Reynold's book...
Fantastic ideas and worldbuilding, but unfortunately a huge let-down after Revelation Space, which was one of the best scifi novels I've read. As this was in the same series, I hoped for more. However, I ended up calling it quits around two-thirds of the way through because the characters, dialogue,...
“I had chased a man across more than fifteen light-years, into a city which had become a sick perversion of itself.” Genetically engineered anthro-pigs and snakes the size of trains. A flotilla of five interstellar colony ships…tailed by a sixth “ghost ship”. If such material doesn’t get your juices...
Tanner Mirabel, who I would deem an assassin by trade, is after the man who killed his boss. As he zooms in on his target, events begin to unfold which include memories induced by a virus which cause him to doubt his mission, as well as his own existence. Plunging into the storyline, one is reminded...
A little too dependent on the helpful stranger, but overall an enjoyable read. Oh, and more aliens should call their spaceships void warrens.I think this book should be read before Redemption Ark, even though it's considered standalone. It could even be read before Revelation Space.