Set in the Revelation Space universe-the first short story collection by "one of SF's best and most ambitious novelists." (SFX) With eight short stories and novellas- including three original to this collection- Galactic North imparts the centuries-spanning events that have produced the dark and... show more
Set in the Revelation Space universe-the first short story collection by "one of SF's best and most ambitious novelists." (SFX) With eight short stories and novellas- including three original to this collection- Galactic North imparts the centuries-spanning events that have produced the dark and turbulent world of Revelation Space. Centuries from now, the basic right to expand human intelligence-beyond its natural limits-has become a war-worthy cause for the Demarchists and Conjoiners. Only vast lighthugger starships bind these squabbling colonies together, manned by the panicky and paranoid Ultras. And the hyperpigs just try to keep their heads down. The rich get richer. And everyone tries not to think about the worrying number of extinct alien civilizations turning up on the outer reaches of settled space...because who's to say that humanity won't be next?
Publish date: June 5th 2007
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Revelation Space
Galactic North is Alastair Reynolds' second collection of short stories (the first being Zima Blue) and the only one of the two to be set in his Revelation Space universe. The stories tell some of the bigger pieces of the RS universe history and a few questions, but all in all I didn't find myself t...
This is thin fare. I dislike short stories for my science fiction and bought this by mistake. Still I like the revelation space opera and so gave it a go. The initial story was promising and provided some interesting backstory for the earlier books I had read. But the stories became thinner and thin...
Most of the stories in the collection were fairly good. The title story of the collection was good, but I wish Reynolds had worked it in with Absolution Gap instead of writing it separately.
Just re-read a few stories, every time I read Reynolds it makes me like him more
This collection is a must for fans of Reynolds' Revelation Space novels, having stories ranging along the time-line of the future from 200 to 40,000 years in the future and featuring Nevil Clavain, Remontoire and Felka. Greenfly, Jugglers and events consequent on Diamond Dogs also appear. This proba...