Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    On the Table | November 9, 2014

    Tracey T.: IMG New Cookbooks for October and November: Potluck Time!



    October/November is a favorite time in our offices. These are the months when scads of cookbooks are released, a deluge of cookbooks, a tornado of... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.00
List price: $8.99
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
12 Partner Warehouse S- F- SCIENCE FICTION

Revelation Space (02 Edition)

by

Revelation Space (02 Edition) Cover

ISBN13: 9780441009428
ISBN10: 0441009425
Condition: Student Owned
All Product Details

 

Staff Pick

Revelation Space is very good "high sci-fi," written by an author who has a real background in physics and interesting ideas about how our science could progress, especially the possible evolution of cybernetics and post-humanism. The book posits a strange parallelism between digital entities and the use of nano technology. It's also engaging and keeps you guessing till the very end. I would recommend this to any sci-fi head, especially those who like hard sci-fi.
Recommended by Hobie, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

Hundreds of thousands of years ago, the Amarantin civilization was annihilated just as it was on the verge of space flight. Scientist Dan Sylveste is determined to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself and he forges a deadly alliance with the cyborg crew of a spaceship. But as Sylveste closes in on a secret, a killer closes in on him. A "Locus" Best First Novel of the Year. (June)

Synopsis:

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.

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.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

ulaireostea, September 13, 2009 (view all comments by ulaireostea)
I love the sci-fi genre and I am always on the lookout for great sci-fi novels, unfortunately I am often disappointed. Happily, this was not the case with this book. I was engrossed from being to end and loved every moment of it. The characters were fully realized and the settings were vibrant and real. The author's Ph.D in astronomy is obvious and lends the whole story a realistic quality that, in my experience, many other sci-fis lack. Definitely a must read for a fan of the genre.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(4 of 5 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780441009428
Author:
Reynolds, Alastair
Publisher:
Ace Books
Author:
Reynolds, Alastair
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Space colonies
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Space Opera
Edition Number:
Ace mass-market ed.
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Series:
Revelation Space
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
6.78x4.18x1.31 in. .61 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. Redemption Ark Used Mass Market $5.95
  2. Chasm City
    Used Mass Market $4.95
  3. Absolution Gap Used Mass Market $4.95
  4. Pandora's Star
    Used Mass Market $3.95
  5. Spin State Used Mass Market $4.50
  6. Reality Dysfunction #01: the Reality...
    Used Mass Market $4.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Adventure

Revelation Space (02 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.00 In Stock
Product details 592 pages Ace Books - English 9780441009428 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Revelation Space is very good "high sci-fi," written by an author who has a real background in physics and interesting ideas about how our science could progress, especially the possible evolution of cybernetics and post-humanism. The book posits a strange parallelism between digital entities and the use of nano technology. It's also engaging and keeps you guessing till the very end. I would recommend this to any sci-fi head, especially those who like hard sci-fi.

"Synopsis" by ,
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.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.