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ISBN13: 9780441010646
ISBN10: 0441010644
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A virus attacks both man and machine in Chasm City, a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet. With only the most wretched sort remaining, security operative Tanner Mirabel's search for a killer brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity.

Synopsis:

The follow-up to this acclaimed British author's first novel, Revelation Space.

Synopsis:

In a city overrun by a virus that attacks both man and machine, an agent pursues a lowlife postmortal-and uncovers a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget...

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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Gregory, July 20, 2008 (view all comments by Gregory)
First realize that it was about 2 and a half years since I read the novel and that names escape me at this point but the power of the narrative has lingered on....

This was the first of Reynolds' books that I had an opportunity to read set in the same universe as Revelation space dealing with the planet of Yellowstone and specifically the once great now fallen Chasm City. A plague that affects flesh and machine both has lead to the fall of a great civilization...or to the evolution of a stagnant one. The story focus follows a mercenary carrying more then one set of memories. His adventures are both into the strange altered landscape of Chasm and the past of human colonization of the stars. Both of the tales are brutal, compelling and human. Having further explored Alistair's universe this is still my favorite - maybe for the vague similarities to the first feelings of cyberpunk of the mid 80's and 90's or the reality of the characters both continuing and brief in their appearance. This is a tale well told in a fictional city I much would love to visit.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441010646
Author:
Reynolds, Alastair
Publisher:
Ace Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Space colonies
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Space Opera
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Ace mass-market ed.
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Revelation Space
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
6.80x4.13x1.19 in. .71 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The follow-up to this acclaimed British author's first novel, Revelation Space.
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In a city overrun by a virus that attacks both man and machine, an agent pursues a lowlife postmortal-and uncovers a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget...

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