Revelation Space

Revelation Space

Book - 2008
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Nine hundred thousand years ago, something wiped out the Amarantin. For the human colonists now settling the Amarantin homeworld Resurgam, it's of little more than academic interest, even after the discovery of a long-hidden, almost perfect Amarantin city and a colossal statue of a winged Amarantin. For brilliant but ruthless scientist Dan Sylveste, it's more than merelty intellectual curiosity - and he will stop at nothing to get at the truth. Even if the truth costs him everything. But the Amarantin were wiped out for a reason, and that danger is closer and greater than even Syveste imagines ...

REVELATION SPACE: a huge, magnificent space opera that ranges across the known and unknown universe ... towards the most terrifying of destinations.
Publisher: London : Gollancz, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780575083097
Branch Call Number: FIC Reyno
Characteristics: 567 pages ; 20 cm

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Jacques2016
Apr 17, 2017

Too many twists to be plausible but a decent read. Characters' changes aren't believable. Interesting ideas but they only materialize late in the book. Should have been edited down to 300 pages only.

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Starpoem
Aug 14, 2016

Intricately plotted. Strong female characters. Interesting (and scary) ideas about cybernetics.

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kallithdragonna
Apr 23, 2014

The best of the best Sci Fi out there!!

JimYung Jun 17, 2013

The ideas are very interesting. The plot was complex, sometimes overwhelmingly complex. I thought the book could have used some editing at times, as events occurred which didn't add much to the story later on. The characters were paper thin and they were just names on the page, not whole realized characters.

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macido
Aug 11, 2012

My third Reynold title i have attempted. I say attempted because i did not finish chasm city as it was extremely boring compared to House of suns, being my favourite of his so far.
Revelation space took about 80 pages to finally get going and then he had me till the end.
He tells an amazing galactic adventure and unravels mysteries of wonder. His descriptions of technology and space are like candy to the imagination for the reader. I felt he could have better spread out his interesting plot hooks, there were too long periods of very dull story leaving you wishing you had answers.. yet he doesn't dissapoint in the end.
I cant help but wonder if a certain video game didn't take some of this plot and twist it :)

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