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Revelation Space - Alastair Reynolds
Revelation Space
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Alastair Reynolds's critically acclaimed debut has redefined the space opera with a staggering journey across vast gulfs of time and space to confront the very nature of reality itself.
Alastair Reynolds's critically acclaimed debut has redefined the space opera with a staggering journey across vast gulfs of time and space to confront the very nature of reality itself.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780441009428 (0441009425)
ASIN: 441009425
Publisher: Ace Books
Pages no: 585
Edition language: English
Series: Revelation Space (#1)
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Community Reviews
markk
markk rated it
4.0 The epitome of great space opera
This is the sort of book that makes me glad that I participate in a book group, as I wouldn't otherwise have read this. It's a superb space opera, though it is nowhere as melodramatically silly as the label might suggest. And while Alastair Reynolds's scientific expertise contributes to the strength...
Turn The Page
Turn The Page rated it
Quite simply the best science fiction novel I have ever read, and I've read some great ones. Dan Sylveste sets out on a quest to find out why an ancient alien society was wiped out soon after they discovered space travel. What he discovers was one of the more original concepts I have ever come acros...
lupalz
lupalz rated it
Finally finished "Absolution Gap", final of this dystopian space opera. It took me a while to pick up the third as the second was a bit of a disappointment, I was hooked with "Revelation space" in which the potential for an epic story was laid out, disappointed with "Redemption Ark" where more chara...
Koolveld'sList
Koolveld'sList rated it
3.0 Slower than light starships
I won't repeat what others already said, but let me just say that I agree the most with AudioBookJunkie's review. If you want to read something from Reynolds there are probably better books to start with. Nevertheless I really liked the convincing sci fi world that he creates in this novel, so I'll ...
Audio Book Junkie
Audio Book Junkie rated it
3.5 “Revelation Space” by Alastair Reynolds – great ideas but the characters are hard to care about
"Revelation Space" was my first Alastair Reynold's book. I came to it with high hopes, having seen him compared to Iain Banks, Ken MacLeod and Neil Asher. I can see the strengths that prompted these comparisons: the ideas are bold, plentiful and on a galaxy-spanning scale; the plot is clever and w...
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