Absolution Gap

Absolution Gap

Book - 2008
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Take another awe-inspiring leap into the darkly imagined future of REVELATION SPACE, where it is time for Humanity to meet its Unmakers.

Mankind has endured centuries of horrific plague and a particularly brutal interstellar war ... but there is still no time for peace and quiet.

Stirred from aeons of sleep, the Inhibitors - ancient alien killing machines - have begun the process of ridding the galaxy of its latest emergent intelligence: mankind. As a ragtag bag of refugees fleeing the first wave of the cull head towards an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, they discover an avenging angel, a girl born in ice. She has the power to lead mankind to safety, and the ability to draw down their darkest enemy.

And on a planet where vast travelling cathedrals crawl towards the treacherous fissure known as Absolution Gap, an unsettling truth becomes apparent: to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much, much worse ...

Publisher: London : Gollancz, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780575083165
Branch Call Number: FIC Reyno
Characteristics: 695 pages ; 20 cm

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Apr 19, 2013

Great sci-fi novel, wild technology that will challenge your mind. Unsung hero's, crazy aliens. If your already a fan of the previous installments in the revelation space series this one shouldn't disappoint. I found the ending a bit unsettling as it didn't feel like Alistair's usual conclusion. I did like how he left a few lessons to be learned throughout the story.

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