Absolution Gap

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By Alastair Reynolds

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In the third book of the legendary Revelation Space trilogy, the last remnants of humanity realize that forging an alliance with a greater and even more mysterious alien force may be their only chance for survival.

The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life form reaching a certain level of intelligence — and they’ve targeted Humanity. War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety — or draw down its darkest enemy.

And as she leads them to an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, it begins to dawn on Clavain and his companions that to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much worse . . .

Absolution Gap is a good as it gets, and should solidify Alastair Reynolds’ reputation as one of the best hard SF writers in the field.” — SF Site

  • "Comparisons to Dune abound...At a time when large-scale SF is flourishing, Absolution Gap is a good as it gets, and should solidify Alastair Reynolds' reputation as one of the best hard SF writers in the field."
    SF Site on Absolution Gap
  • "A book of great fascination, rich description, and memorable action."
    Locus on Absolution Gap
  • "Reynolds writes a lean and muscular prose where the intense action scenes are leavened with the kind of bright, shining, mind-boggling science talk that characterizes the best of post-modern space opera."
    Science Fiction Weekly on Absolution Gap
  • "Alastair Reynolds continues his rise to the top of SF...Revelation, Redemption, Absolution...Reynolds provides them all."
    The Guardian (UK) on Absolution Gap
  • "Fulfills all the staggering promise of [Reynolds'] earlier books, and then some...a landmark in hard SF space opera."
    Publishers Weekly on Absolution Gap

On Sale
Jun 2, 2020
Page Count
592 pages
Publisher
Orbit
ISBN-13
9780316462631

Alastair Reynolds

About the Author

Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St. Andrews Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. He stopped working as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency to become a full-time writer. Revelation Space and Pushing Ice were shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award; Revelation Space, Absolution Gap, Diamond Dogs, and CenturyRain were shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Award, and Chasm City won the British Science Fiction Award.

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