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by Alastair Reynolds

  • ISBN: 0575068809
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: Alastair Reynolds
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Gollancz (June 27, 2002)
  • Pages: 576 pages
  • FB2 size: 1477 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Alastair Reynolds is the author of the Poseidon’s Children series and the Revelation Space series.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. 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.

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Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales.

Ships from and sold by Pacific Coast Book Sellers. Ships from and sold by OmniArk Sales. Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales. in astronomy and since 1991 he has lived in the Netherlands, near Leiden, where he works part-time as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency.

Alastair Reynolds REDEMPTION ARK. Ace Books by Alstair Reynolds. This is a work of fiction

Alastair Reynolds REDEMPTION ARK. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. An Ace Book. Published by The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) In. Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014.

Redemption Ark is a 2002 science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds set in the Revelation Space universe. It continues the story of Nevil Clavain begun in the short stories "Great Wall of Mars" and "Glacial". The novel takes place around the planets Yellowstone and Resurgam, in two story lines which converge near the climax of the novel

Reynolds still has his primary weakness: characterization.

Reynolds still has his primary weakness: characterization. in the last book, his characters were one-dimensional and often Byronic or Apollonian or Nietzschean or whatever, with very little nuance or shades of gray, and just rather unappealing. in this book he is clearly trying harder. no one actually comes across as inhuman as they did in the last book. unfortunately i think his.

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The Revelation Space Collection . Author: Alastair Reynolds. Publisher: Gollancz, London, 2011. All seven books set in the REVELATION SPACE universe, collected in one bundle at a great price. Contains: REVELATION SPACE, CHASM CITY, REDEMPTION ARK, ABSOLUTION GAP, THE PREFECT, DIAMOND DOGS & TURQUOISE DAYS and GALACTIC NORTH.

Many, many millennia ago, the Inhibitors seeded the universe with machines designed to detect life and then suppress it ...but after hundreds of millions of years, the machines started to fail and intelligent cultures started to emerge. Then Dr Dan Sylveste and the crew of Infinity discovered what had happened to the Amarintin race ...and might just have awakened one of the Inhibitors. For years it has watched while humankind rose from the ground and sought the stars; now its patience is about to be rewarded ...
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Good but even better having read Galactic North first. That was the advice of someone who took note of my complaint about trying Revelation Space three times and discarding it each time. So I read Galactic North and it was about the best sci-fi I've ever read, more new ideas in a few pages than entire series by other authors, even Alastair Reynolds himself. Everything revealed in the 2000 pages of the RS series is introduced in short stories in Galactic North, and the medium forces Reynolds to get right to the action in each story. Then I started Revelation Space again a couple weeks ago, and just now finished the series finale, Absolution Gap, which suffers from many 1 and 2-star reviews. Those reviewers would have benefited from reading Galactic North first as the ending which they all hated made perfect sense to me. Too late for them but not for new readers. Seriously, not only is Galactic North better than any book in the series, it also clues you in to what's going on as you read.
Redemption Ark is an entertaining book, but lacks the appeal and mystery of the first book in the trilogy, Revelation Space.
If you were somehow captured by the narrative of the first book, Redemption Ark will be a pleasant page turner. The characters are interesting enough and mostly drive the plot which is rather thin, in comparison with the beginning of the series. Sometimes you feel hat you are merely reading the setup to something more promising somewhere down the road.
I fundamentally like the universe Reynolds has created and the way he handles the integration of technology in human affairs, not slacking on character building, which is frequently the weakness in most sci-fi novels. I would recommend this reading if you want to complete the trilogy. I am now somewhere in the middle of the last book and I enjoy the integrated experience of the full saga, which on the overall I would give a four star rating at this point.
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I really like Alastair Reynolds writing! I've read one book of his before (Century Rain), and decided to seek out another one. I grabbed this one off the shelf at the library and ended up buying the ebook to carry it along on a trip (in my iPad). Unfortunately, I didn't realize this was book 2 in a series, but I'm not sure if I'd want to go back to read book 1 at this point. I think I'll just continue forward with the series. I'm giving it 4 stars only because Mr. Reynolds gets a little too techy with techno-babble sometimes. Like.... Reading about the technical details of how the Inhibitors could "sing" a hole into a star to reach the core, and then douse a nearby inhabited planet with a jet of that core material and rid it of it's lifeforms, was interesting... but just a TAD overboard on details. Some readers might really like this, though. Overall I'd probably give it more like 4.5 stars.
Loved it and have moved on the next book, which so far is even better imho. So imaginative. And yet so informed by science and clearly just a genius of an author. Only annoyance was the poor typo editing and the badass Russian lady says "svinoy" ("swine") as her way of insulting everyone like, a thousand times. If you want to be sure you're getting a good, exciting, interesting scifi book, look no further. Not as much combat as in, say, a Dan Simmons novel, but just very intriguing.
Well composed book with good character development. The real strength here is the well thought out concepts and future vision by the author. Several times I wondered how he could come up with this stuff and then on the next page he does it again. This is real hardcore science fiction at its best. If you are just looking for a novel, go elsewhere. In my view the technical descriptions of events and concepts in this series of books is what draw me in. The author uses these things to create a deeply engaging book that keep you guessing about how they will either handle a situation or get themselves out of it, at which point it will take another turn of the unexpected and off you go again. Well worth the money and I will finish the series for sure.
"Redemption Ark" is billed as a sequel to Mr. Reynolds's intriguing "Revelation Space, and in some sense it is; but it's much more than that. It brings back a few of the characters--and settings--of its predecessor, but it veers off in a totally unexpected direction. The author introduces plenty of new characters--human, machine, and combinations of the two--and new puzzles. The conflicted warrior Nevil Clavain assumes the hero's role and Skade (of the detachable head) serves as his bizarre opponent.

Clavain is intriguing: like the lonely private eyes of the hardboiled detective tradition, he doesn't always quite know what's going on; and his plans don't always work quite as designed. He battles the life-destroying Inhibitors (machine intelligences that want to "inhibit" intelligent life), the forces unleashed by Skade, and a few others as well. Spaceship captain Antoinette Bax and her mechanic and more than friend Xavier Liu, who are enlisted in Clavain's pickup army, supply the human factor. Their heads aren't detachable, and they don't deal in cosmic issues; they just want to survive. And then there's Scorpio--he's a . . . err, never mind. Best if you see for yourself.

There's plenty of great science here, too. The author, an astronomer by trade, instructs his readers on how to destroy a star, and how a starship might gain sentience of its own. And the author's technique is unorthodox, he writes as though he's saying to his audience, "look--we've all read space operas--we all know how battles go." So he pretty much shows you more of the befores and afters, and less of the action than do many authors. Some may be put off. I thought it was clever.

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