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Absolution Gapby Alastair Reynolds
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They are ancient killing machines, designed to locate and destroy any life form reaching a certain level of intelligence. Now, stirred from eons of sleep, the Inhibitors have descended on their latest target: Humanity." "The first wave of Inhibitors has sent war veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety - or draw down its darkest enemy." As she leads them to an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, it begins to dawn on Clavain and his companions that to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much worse.
Widely hailed as the new leader of cutting-edge hard-science fiction, Reynolds concludes his popular saga with Clavain and his ragtag companions considering forging an unholy alliance in order to save humanity from recently reawakened ancient killing machines.
The climactic chapter in the Revelation Space saga destined to "solidify Alastair Reynolds's reputation as one of the best hard SF writers in the field" (*SF Site).
The winner of the British Science Fiction Award concludes his popular Revelation Space trilogy, as Clavain and his ragtag companions consider forging an unholy alliance in order to save humanity from recently reawakened ancient killing machines.
About the Author
Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St. Andrew's Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. A former astrophysicist for the European Space Agency, he lives in the Netherlands, near Leiden. He is now writing full-time.
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