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Book Title: Redemption Ark|
The author of the book: Alastair Reynolds
Date of issue: March 3rd 2009
ISBN 13: 9781400179572
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.23 MB
Edition: Tantor Media, Inc.
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You want space opera? You got it! Alastair Reynolds's Redemption Ark, the shelf-bending sequel to his debut novel Revelation Space, can only be described as colossal. Taking place approximately half a century after the events in Revelation Space, this ambitious epic pits the Demarchists (normal humans) against the Conjoiners -- Borg-like, genetically enhanced humans who have experimented with cybernetically assisted direct mind-to-mind communications. After a nano-disease called the Melding Plague knocked humanity back into a near dark age decades earlier, the war between human factions has become the focus of humanity all over the galaxy. But when the Inhibitors, ( a seemingly unstoppable alien race of self-replicating black machines that could wipe out humanity once and for all) reappears, the war is suddenly not such a priority for the few who know about the invaders.
Humanity's last hope may lay in the hands of Neil Clavain, a legendary military leader whose mission is to recover a stolen cache of hell-class weapons, doomsday devices that were built in the earliest days of the Conjoiners and were judged to be so dangerous that the knowledge of how to construct them was suppressed. The cache is traced to the Resurgam system, but Clavain isn't the only one looking for the weapons
Reynolds's series, which also includes the related novel Chasm City, is reminiscent of Frederik Pohl's Hugo- and Nebula-winning Heechee saga in both scope and quality. Fans who like their science fiction hard and on a grandiose scale will delight in Reynolds's high-tech, ultra-complex universe.
Paul Goat Allen
Read information about the authorAlastair Reynolds, former scientist and now full-time writer. Most of what he writes is science fiction, with a strong concern for scientific verisimilitude (although he is prepared to break the rules for the sake of a good story). He has lived in England, Scotland and the Netherlands where he worked as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency until 2004, but now makes his home back in his native Wales.
Author's note on the Relevation Space series:
My earlier books are Revelation Space (2000), Chasm City (2001), Redemption Ark (2002), Absolution Gap (2003) and The Prefect (2007), all of which are set in the same universe. They can be read independently, although it's preferable to read Revelation Space, Redemption Ark and Absolution Gap in that order. Chasm City and The Prefect can be read at any point in the sequence.
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