Tom dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. But his investigation uncovers something far more serious than mass slaughter—a covert plot by an enigmatic entity who seeks nothing less than total control of the Glitter Band. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that leaves nine hundred people dead.
Galactic North Revelation Space Book 6Ace #ad - And everyone tries not to think about the worrying number of extinct alien civilizations turning up on the outer reaches of settled space…because who’s to say that humanity won’t be next? Technology has produced powerful new tools—but lethal risk will always accompany great advancement. Centuries from now, solidarity stretches thin as humanity spreads past the solar system and to the nearest stars.
Only vast lighthugger starships bind these squabbling colonies together, manned by the panicky and paranoid Ultras. Between the demarchists and the Conjoiners, the basic right to expand human intelligence—beyond its natural limits—has become a war-worthy cause. And without foresight, opposing groups may fracture multiple worlds.
Galactic North Revelation Space Book 6 #ad - The rich get richer. A collection of eight short stories and novellas—including three never before seen—in the dark and turbulent world of Alastair Reynolds’ Revelation Space universe. And the hyperpigs just try to keep their heads down.
Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days Revelation Space Book 5Ace #ad - Alastair reynolds returns to his bestselling Revelation Space universe with two novellas of interstellar exploration. Diamond dogs”the planet golgotha—supposedly lifeless—resides in a remote star system, far from those inhabited by human colonists. It is home to an enigmatic machine-like structure called the Blood Spire, which has already brutally and systematically claimed the lives of one starship crew that attempted to uncover its secrets.
Now, she may be the only hope for the survival of the species—and of every person living on Turquoise. Naqi okpik devoted her life to studying these creatures—and paid a high price for swimming among them. But nothing will deter Richard Swift from exploring this object of alien origin. Turquoise days”in the seas of turquoise live the Pattern Jugglers, the amorphous, aquatic organisms capable of preserving the memories of any human swimmer who joins their collective consciousness.
Elysium Fire Prefect Dreyfus EmergencyOrbit #ad - And these "melters" leave no clues behind as to the cause of their deaths. As panic rises in the populace, a charismatic figure is sowing insurrection, convincing a small but growing number of habitats to break away from the Glitter Band and form their own independent colonies. For more from Alastair Reynolds, check out:Revenger.
Across the habitats and their hundred million citizens, people are dying suddenly and randomly, victims of a bizarre and unprecedented malfunction of their neural implants. But even utopia needs a police force. Elysium fire is a smoldering tale of murderers, tampered memories, and unthinkable power, secret cultists, of bottomless corruption and overpowering idealism from the king of modern space opera.
Elysium Fire Prefect Dreyfus Emergency #ad - For the citizens of the Glitter Band that organization is Panoply, and the prefects are its operatives. Prefect tom Dreyfus has a new emergency on his hands. Ten thousand city-state habitats orbit the planet Yellowstone, forming a near-perfect democratic human paradise.
Absolution Gap Revelation Space Book 3Ace #ad - War veteran clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety—or draw down its darkest enemy. 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 to match”SF Site.
And as she leads them to an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, it begins to dawn on Clavain and his companions that to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much worse. The inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life form reaching a certain level of intelligence—and they’ve targeted Humanity.
Absolution Gap Revelation Space Book 3 #ad - Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate.
Century RainAce #ad - Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose. Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber. Somewhere on this alternate planet is a device capable of destroying both worlds at either end of the wormhole. And verity must find the device, and the man who plans to activate it, before it is too late—for the past and the future of two worlds….
An awe-inspiring novel from the award-winning author of the Revelation Space series. Century rain fuses time-travel, hard SF, alternate history, interstellar adventure and noir romance to create a novel of blistering powers and style. Sf revuthree hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust.
Century Rain #ad - Archeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape.
Chasm City Revelation Space Book 2Ace #ad - For security operative tanner Mirabel, it is the landscape of nightmare through which he searches for a low-life post-mortal killer. Now, with the entire city corrupted—from the people to the very buildings they inhabit—only the most wretched sort of existence remains. Alastair reynolds redefines hell in this award-winning novel that confirms him as “the most exciting space opera writer working today”Locus.
The once-utopian chasm city—a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet—has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. But the stakes are raised when his search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.
Redemption Ark Revelation Space Book 2Ace #ad - But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes—and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether. Alastair reynolds pushes the boundaries of science fiction and “confirms his place among the leaders of the hard-science space-opera renaissance” Publishers Weekly in this novel in his Revelation Space universe.
Late in the twenty-sixth century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors—alien killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it. The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons—and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them.
Pushing IceAce #ad - A thrilling ride in the new era of well-written space adventure”The Denver Post from the author of the Revelation Space series. 2057. But when janus, one of saturn’s ice moons, inexplicably leaves its natural orbit and heads out of the solar system at high speed, Bella is ordered to shadow it for the few vital days before it falls forever out of reach.
. They mine comets. Bella lind and the crew of her nuclear-powered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice. In accepting this mission she sets her ship and her crew on a collision course with destiny—for Janus has many surprises in store, and not all of them are welcome.
Revelation SpaceAce #ad - Now one scientist, dan sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity.
Because the amarantin were destroyed for a reason—and if that reason is uncovered, the universe—and reality itself—could be irrevocably altered. The highly-acclaimed first novel in the revelation Space universe—a debut that has redefined the space opera with a staggering journey across vast gulfs of time and space to confront the very nature of reality itself.
Revelation Space #ad - . A tour de force…ravishingly inventive. Publishers weekly nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight.
House of SunsAce #ad - An “engaging and awe-inspiring”SF Signal space opera from the critically-acclaimed author of the Revelation Space series. Six million years ago, at the dawn of the star-faring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones, which she called shatterlings. And now campion and purslane—two shatterlings who have fallen in love and shared forbidden experiences—must determine exactly who, or what, their enemy is, before they are wiped out of existence.
. She sent them out into the galaxy to observe and document the rise and fall of countless human empires. Only there is no Gathering. Since then, every two hundred thousand years, they gather to exchange news and memories of their travels. Someone is eliminating the Gentian line.