By Alastair Reynolds
(Ace, Mass Market Paperback, 9780441009428, 592pp.)
Publication Date: May 28, 2002
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Alastair Reynolds's critically acclaimed debut has redefined the space opera with a staggering journey across vast gulfs of time and space to confront the very nature of reality itself.
Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St. Andrew's Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. A former astrophysicist for the European Space Agency, he lives in the Netherlands, near Leiden. He is now writing full-time.
"Intensely compelling; darkly intelligent; hugely ambitious." Paul J. McAuley, author of Ancients of Days
"A terrific treat. I was hooked from page one. Billion-year-gone alien wars, killer intelligencesand perhaps the most stunning and original alien artifact in modern science fictionand all rendered with the authentic voice of a working scientist. Ferociously intelligent and imbued with a chilling logicit may really be like this Out There." Stephen Baxter, co-author of The Light of Other Days
"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." Gary Wolfe, Locus
"Complicated, and very clever and well-written...a spectacular first novel."Aboriginal SF
"A delight. A refreshing and entertaining reconsideration of some of the genre's oldest tropes. An impressive first novel, quite possibly the space opera of the year. Watch for it at awards time."Jonathan Strahan, Locus