By Alastair Reynolds
(Ace, Mass Market Paperback, 9780441011735, 704pp.)
Publication Date: May 25, 2004
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This stunning sequel to Revelation Space begins late in the twenty-sixth century. The human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger alien machines designed to detect intelligent life--and destroy it.
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.
"Reynolds confirms his place among the leaders of the hard-science space-opera renaissance."—Publishers Weekly
"Reynolds takes quests for vengeance and redemption and places them on a galactic stage."—Locus
"If you like hard SF...with fast-paced action and hard-boiled characters...you're in for a great ride."—SF Site