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)
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...
Full review here: http://infinispace.net/2013/08/review-chasm-city-alastair-reynolds/ Chasm City is a complex, thread heavy roller coaster of a ride, less space opera and more gothic-noir space adventure. But be warned, nothing is really as it seems until about the last 20 pages, and that's when t...
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.
A good story, even if it didn't fit into the Revelation Space story line. It kept my interest to the end. That is good enough. But not great.
I can feel this story percolating in my head, my final opinion coming together like puzzle pieces as time goes on. I think I like it more having read it than I did in the process of reading it, primarily because that feeling of confusion (purposefully induced by the author) during reveals is so unco...