Synopses & Reviews
Named one of the best novels of the year by both Locus
and Science Fiction Chronicle
, Alastair Reynolds's debut Revelation Space
redefined the space opera. With Chasm City
, Reynolds invites you to reenter the bizarre universe of his imagination as he redefines Hell...
The once-utopian Chasm City—a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet—has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted—from the people to the very buildings they inhabit—only the most wretched sort of existence remains. For security operative Tanner Mirabel, it is the landscape of nightmares through which he searches for a lowlife postmortal killer. But the stakes are raised when his search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.
"Another intoxicating draught of cutting-edge biology, AI, and alien intrigue.... Reynolds is on fire." ---Booklist Starred Review
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
Born in Barry, South Wales, Alastair Reynolds studied at Newcastle University and the University of St. Andrews. A former astrophysicist for the European Space Agency, he now writes full-time. He is the author of many short stories and twelve novels, including Chasm City, winner of the British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel, and House of Suns.John Lee has read audiobooks in almost every conceivable genre, from Charles Dickens to Patrick O'Brian, and from the very real life of Napoleon to the entirely imagined lives of sorcerers and swashbucklers. An AudioFile Golden Voice narrator, he is the winner of numerous Audie Awards and AudioFile Earphones Awards.