Absolution Gap

by Alastair Reynolds

Series: Revelation Space (No. 4)

Alastair Reynolds continues his Revelation Space series with this “first-rate work of science fiction, a thoroughly modern space opera full of dangers and marvels to match”(SF Site).

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...

In The Press

Praise for Absolution Gap

“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

“A book of great fascination, rich description, and memorable action.”—Locus

“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

“Alastair Reynolds continues his rise to the top of SF...Revelation, Redemption, Absolution...Reynolds provides them all.”—The Guardian (UK)

“Fulfills all the staggering promise of [Reynolds’] earlier books, and then some...a landmark in hard SF space opera.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“An entertaining science fiction tale...The story line contains several brilliantly developed concepts...an intriguing look at religion, war, societies, and economics in outer space.”—Midwest Book Review



About The Author

Alastair Reynolds is the author of the Poseidon’s Children series and the Revelation Space series. Born in Barry, South Wales, he studied at Newcastle University and the University of St. Andrews. A former astrophysicist for the European Space Agency, he now writes full-time.