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3.0002325220896 out of 53.0002325220896 out of 53.0002325220896 out of 53.0002325220896 out of 53.0002325220896 out of 5 3.00 (12,902 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:
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This highly-acclaimed first novel is destined to establish Alastair Reynolds as one of science fiction’s most intelligent and revolutionary new voices. Revelation Space is a sprawling operatic novel that ranges across vast gulfs of time and space to arrive at a terrifying conclusion.

When human colonists settled the Amarantin homeworld, few of them bothered to question the disappearance of its native population almost a million years before. But one man, Dan Silvester, is convinced that solving the riddle of the Amarantin is vital to human survival. As he nears the truth he learns that someone wants him dead. Because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason—and if that reason is made public, the universe—and reality itself—could be forever altered.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A striking first novel. Revelation Space delivers the goods. Certain to be one of the year’s most impressive debut novels, and one of the most significant large-scale epics of the year. Reynolds is the next writer to watch in the resurrection of the conceptually intelligent space opera.”


  • “Dense with information and incident, this longish novel has no surplus fat and seems almost too short. A sparkling SF debut.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “[A] hard sci-fi tour de force…Reynolds’ vision of a future dominated by artificial intelligence trembles with the ultimate cold of the dark between the stars.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scott Schiffmacher | 2/8/2014

    " It was a thoroughly enjoyable book, though by the end it began to feel a little long-winded. The premise and character development were both excellent, and it felt as if it were written during the wonderful days of science fiction in the early sixties. I was very surprised to learn that it had been written much more recently. I am looking forward to starting Redemption Ark next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Caleb | 2/5/2014

    " If you're in the mood for grim, hard sci-fi that pulls no punches, this is a good choice. Reynolds is no Heinlein and could use an assertive editor (who needs to begin by taking a long look at the prose in the middle third of the book). However, there are very imaginative mysteries in this story, tied to insightful speculation and some superb adventure. Most of it is wrapped up by the last page in a way I found quite satisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David Hirt | 2/3/2014

    " What a ride. Great sci fi. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Molly Staron | 1/30/2014

    " Book club is today and I finished it yesterday. I am proud of myself for actually reading it. I'll leave it at that. "

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