Synopses & Reviews
This highly-acclaimed first novel is destined to establish Alastair Reynolds as one of science fiction's most intelligent and revolutionary new voices. Revelation Space is a sprawling operatic novel that ranges across vast gulfs of time and space to arrive at a terrifying conclusion.
When human colonists settled the Amarantin homeworld, few of them bothered to question the disappearance of its native population almost a million years before. But one man, Dan Silvester, is convinced that solving the riddle of the Amarantin is vital to human survival. As he nears the truth he learns that someone wants him dead. Because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason-and if that reason is made public, the universe-and reality itself-could be forever altered.
"Ferociously intelligent and imbued with a chilling logic-it may really be like this Out There. (Stephen Baxter, coauthor of The Light of Other Days)
Intensely compelling; darkly intelligent; hugely ambitious. (Paul J. McAuley, author of Ancients of Days)
Quite possibly the space opera of the year. Watch for it at awards time. (Jonathan Strahan, Locus)
Awe-inspiring...cutting-edge and convincingly rendered. (SF Site)
When human colonists settle the Amarantin homeworld, few of them question the disappearance of its native population almost a million years before. But one man, Dan Silvester, is convinced that solving the riddle of the Amarantin is vital to human survival.