Absolution Gap

Absolution Gap

Alastair Reynolds

Synopsis of Absolution Gap

A further awe-inspiring leap into the darkly imagined future of REVELATION SPACE. With his first novel Reynolds laid the foundations of a galaxy-spanning future for mankind; with each novel he takes us further into that galaxy, revealing another aspect of a future that has few boundaries. Look further into the dark heart of mankind: awe-inspiring doomsday weapons, vicious AIs, cities overwhelmed by plagues that twist and meld man and machine: the further we go into this future, the more it is revealed to be the creation of a uniquely talented writer who is making a massive impact on world SF.

Reviews of Absolution Gap


This reads like an interesting short story idea that was padded out and then had the main Inhibitor storyline bolted on to it as an afterthought. -- Lalith Vipulananthan, The Alien Online

It's got everything you'd want in hard sci-fi novel, including an excellent ending. It just doesn't have everything you'd want in the closing Book of a space opera. -- Dragonsworn

At a time when large-scale SF is flourishing, Absolution Gap is as good as it gets, and should solidify Alastair Reynolds' reputation as one of the best hard SF writers in the field. -- Greg L. Johnson, SFSite

There's an almost rock-like density to some of Absolution Gap, as if Reynolds expects his readers to act as archaeologists, digging through the layers of the plot to discover what actually happens to characters first introduced in Revelation Space and Redemption Ark. -- Jon Courtenay Grimwood, The Guardian

Once again, Reynolds has worked his magic to produce a grand tale. -- Sue Davies, SFCrowsnest