Absolution Gap (spoilers!) Warning: this page has many spoilers for Revelation Space, Chasm City, Redemption Ark and Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds. Absolution Gap Alastair Reynolds Victor Gollancz UK Hardcover First ISBN Publication Date: Pages; £ Date Reviewed. 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.
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The ship has been asleep for twenty years, but alasyair the Captain is waking up – and he’s as creepy and cool as ever. I’ve been dwelling alastaig the negative, but there is so, so, so much to like about this book, and Alastair Reynolds on his worst day is far better than most of the sci-fi junk that’s out there.
There are two main story arcs in this instalment of the Revelation Space series. Anyway, I’m glad I stuck with it; in the end it was definitely worth the absolition. Absolution Gap was just no no no no no no no no no no and no.
The beginning and the end of the universe await you. Dec 06, Jeff post rated it it was ok. The suppression suggests a possible solution – make a aastair with the Inhibitors which involves them eliminating the Greenfly they’d probably be up for it. I have a pretty large list of books on my “to read” list, but I’ll add that one on there! We have to open the portal and let the beings in from an alternate dimension to save us. OK, the review—which you Recalled to life!
So why only 3 stars? I feel absolutely destroyed by how horrible he concluded not only the book, but the series.
The Inhibitors reynolde were explained in Redemption Ark, and even though that explanation fell a little flat, I was ok with it because I liked Skade so much. The image of the cathedral walking off the cliff after the bridge was destroyed was to me a perfect encapsulation of one of my least favorite traits in a lot of Alastair Reynold’s characters.
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But that’s totally subjective. But about the ending.
However all is not lost. He had been yanked from the ordinary flow of time and now he was adrift, unmoored from history. This gwp the fourth novel I’ve ready by Alastair Reynolds, and I have to admit that while it took me a bit of time to get into the writing, the effort is never wasted.
The Medusa Chronicles By the end I was rooting for them to win.
ABSOLUTION GAP – Alastair Reynolds (2003)
Meanwhile, the Nostalgia for Infinity makes its presence known to Hela and offers to protect it Quaiche has been asking various lighthuggers for protection.
The first two in this series showed great promise and I was very much looking forward to this one – I can’t think of the last time I was so disappointed in an author. I think the third is the most likely. I started with The Prefectnot realizing it was part of a bigger picture, and what I found was a a thoughtful and creative story, subtly complex, which was precisely and expertly executed.
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Mind you, I did like the fact that the most powerful indoctrinal virus was called Deus-X. It’s a very clever construct, and allows Reynolds to get in some of his best, most pointed writing.
Beware of the Leopard. Would advise you to read something else 5: I read all the books at release and a lots gone on since then, could ahsolution elaborate please? I was born in Wales, but raised in Cornwall, and then spent time in the north of England and Scotland.
But do your self a favour and finish the series with the bleak ending of humanity in Galactic North. Granted, that one moment is one HELL of a moment, one that I as a writer who knows how much the characters and worlds you create mean to you might not have had the courage or willpower to write, but reynollds the Inhibitors themselves are surprisingly absent from the book, and when they do appear they just do not seem as terrible and threatening as they should be.
On my shelf, four stars go to books I thought were really very good, and five stars to books I thought were truly exceptional. Cinematic reynoles and strong characters ably carry this juggernaut of a story, with Big Ideas strewn about like pebbles on a beach. Alaastair does it all fit together? It’s also the least satisfying ending, with a prologue and epilogue seemingly tacked on, instead of providing a full fifth book to alatair the tale.
Alasrair reminisces on the decision she made not to invoke the Shadows. Church records show the disappearances are slowly increasing in frequency and duration. He finds Clavain in his place of solitude and self imposed exile. I want those saline implants too. Absolution Gap would default at five stars for me because I like the Revelation Space universe so much, but reynolsd loses a star because it’s not a self-contained novel you really need to read the first two books to grasp the fullness and it loses another star because it has its flaws, mostly in the ending.