Revelation Space

Revelation Space

Book - 2002
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"Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarnatin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him. Because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason--and if that reason is uncovered, the universe--and reality itself--could be irrevocably altered..."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2002.
Edition: Ace mass-market ed.
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ISBN: 9780441009428
0441009425
Call Number: REYNOLDS
Characteristics: 585 p. ; 18 cm.
Subjects: Space colonies -- Fiction.
Life on other planets -- Fiction.
Science fiction.

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Jacques2016
Apr 17, 2017

Too many twists to be plausible but a decent read. Characters' changes aren't believable. Interesting ideas but they only materialize late in the book. Should have been edited down to 300 pages only.

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Starpoem
Aug 14, 2016

Intricately plotted. Strong female characters. Interesting (and scary) ideas about cybernetics.

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kallithdragonna
Apr 23, 2014

The best of the best Sci Fi out there!!

JimYung Jun 17, 2013

The ideas are very interesting. The plot was complex, sometimes overwhelmingly complex. I thought the book could have used some editing at times, as events occurred which didn't add much to the story later on. The characters were paper thin and they were just names on the page, not whole realized characters.

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macido
Aug 11, 2012

My third Reynold title i have attempted. I say attempted because i did not finish chasm city as it was extremely boring compared to House of suns, being my favourite of his so far.
Revelation space took about 80 pages to finally get going and then he had me till the end.
He tells an amazing galactic adventure and unravels mysteries of wonder. His descriptions of technology and space are like candy to the imagination for the reader. I felt he could have better spread out his interesting plot hooks, there were too long periods of very dull story leaving you wishing you had answers.. yet he doesn't dissapoint in the end.
I cant help but wonder if a certain video game didn't take some of this plot and twist it :)

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