Review: Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds

revelation-spaceRevelation Space is a sprawling, hard-SF tale with enough original ideas for three thick novels. Seriously, it’s overflowing with the stuff. And it’s written by a guy with a PhD in astronomy, so all the science feels solid.

It’s got aliens, artificial intelligence, megastructures, colonized planets, ancient mysteries, cyborgs, big-ass spaceships, intrigue, betrayal, and murder. Reads don’t get much more satisfying than this.

Recommendation: Buy it or get it at the library. Then read the other four Revelation Space books and buy the box set when it comes out (this is my current plan).

2 thoughts on “Review: Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds

  1. Man, you are great. Your “Best of …” gave my ebook reader a new life. Hard to imagine but I ran out of ebooks, and did not know what to read next. So I took on other activities, but… there are no better activities than book reading. And of course photography 🙂 Now I have a bunch of new books to read.

  2. Dan,
    This book just kills it on every level. Too good to pass up > and it can lead to Chasm City (stand alone), one of my top ten best SF books.
    Mik

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