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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,386 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alastair Reynolds Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Revelation Space Series Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9781400179565
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Named one of the best novels of the year by both Locus and Science Fiction Chronicle, Alastair Reynolds's debut Revelation Space redefined the space opera. With Chasm City, Reynolds invites you to reenter the bizarre universe of his imagination as he redefines Hell... The once-utopian Chasm City-a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet-has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted-from the people to the very buildings they inhabit-only the most wretched sort of existence remains. For security operative Tanner Mirabel, it is the landscape of nightmares through which he searches for a lowlife postmortal killer. But the stakes are raised when his search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Another intoxicating draught of cutting-edge biology, AI, and alien intrigue.... Reynolds is on fire. Booklist Starred Review
  • “Deep, complex…a new world of wonder.”

    Denver Post

  • “A tale suggesting, in the end, that the darkest secrets of the universe may be in the human heart. Reynolds is on fire.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “[A] worthy follow-up to his well-received first novel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Reynolds] combines sf noir with techno-thriller in a dark vision of the future that belongs in most sf collections.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dirkfabian | 2/10/2014

    " The first chapter had me convinced that some hollywood hack writer had stolen Reynolds' name. Luckily the remainder of the book quickly returned to his descriptive, intelligent, and idea-packed writing. A really good story that fills in some interesting gaps in the Revelation Space world. One of his best efforts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 1/28/2014

    " Exposition galore, filling in a lot of Chasm City and Yellowstone history gaps, but the overall narrative was a little twisted for my taste, and I enjoy time-skipping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arthur | 1/21/2014

    " Nice complex book. My only complaint is that they start strong, and then kind of twiddle through the middle. Then end strong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Knemeyer | 1/21/2014

    " I liked it. Fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ike Sharpless | 1/20/2014

    " It has nuclear bombs on space elevators. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Levi Tinney | 1/7/2014

    " Parts of this book were strongly reminiscent of Philip K. Dick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andreea Pausan | 12/31/2013

    " The whole Revelation Space Series is amazing and I could not let go until the last pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Baboucarr | 11/30/2013

    " Better than Revelation Space. Reynolds writes well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Rippington | 11/6/2013

    " Another classic from Reynolds. The concept wasn't mind boggling and there actually wasn't anything in it that's not been done before. However, the plot and prose are very well crafted and I thought the characterisations were pretty good. I'd definitely recommend this to SF fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris Barton | 10/16/2013

    " I have to admit, this is my favourite Alistair Reynolds novel. I think it's mostly because I love a good revenge story and the twists and turns this one takes, it was hard for me not to fall in love with it instantly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 8/20/2013

    " Excellent series, Reynolds is smart and writes very well, imaginative and interesting themes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Williams | 7/4/2013

    " My favorite of the REVELATION SPACE series, which says alot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan William | 5/8/2013

    " Second book set in the Revelation Space universe. Just as good as the first. It has a couple of nice twists that pull you deeper into the fiction the author has created and leaves you wanting more. Top shelf! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 1/3/2013

    " Took me WAAAAY too long to read. But it was good. I guess. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 12/28/2012

    " lots of twisting plotlines. It has been a while since i got so caught up in the world of a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cisco Nunuvyurbiznes | 7/23/2012

    " For you Sci-Fi lovers out there in cyber-space this is a must read. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms Vyvyan | 4/8/2012

    " Hard sci-fi. Sequel to Revelation Space. I love this series and periodically reread it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martinxo | 11/20/2011

    " Somewhat over long but fun. Can't complain for 50p. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamar | 10/20/2011

    " Great story, earlier than Revelation Space, just after the melding plague. A high tech civilization based on nanotechnology ends leaving various baseline and other human characters to fend for themselves in a bignbad dystopian universe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 6/11/2011

    " I liked it. Fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Baboucarr | 6/5/2011

    " Better than Revelation Space. Reynolds writes well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 5/14/2011

    " Crackerjack hard SF. Lots of bio-modding, shifting realities, tech problems to unravel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 4/24/2011

    " Even though it's the second book (in the order written) in the "Revelation Space" series, I suggest it be read first for it explains the background a lot of the locales that will pop in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 2/19/2011

    " Took me WAAAAY too long to read. But it was good. I guess. "

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About the Author
Author Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, and studied at Newcastle and St. Andrew’s Universities to ultimately earn a PhD in astronomy. A former astrophysicist for the European Space Agency, he lives in the Netherlands, near Leiden. He is now writing full time.

About the Narrator

John Lee, a stage actor and writer and a coproducer of feature films, has narrated more than one hundred audiobooks of every conceivable genre, earning some three dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award.