Redemption Ark

Redemption Ark

Alastair Reynolds

Synopsis of Redemption Ark

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 . . .

Reviews of Redemption Ark


Redemption Ark's structure leaves much to be desired. -- Lalith Vipulananthan, The Alien Online

If you like hard SF, even if you have know no idea what the hell Stephen Hawking is talking about half the time, with fast-paced action and hard-boiled characters driven by necessity to take steps they'd rather not, you're in for a great ride. -- David Soyka, SF Site

Redemption Ark feels a little like the middle of a trilogy, and so must carry the weight of a larger plot that it does not conclude. It does this ably, filling out the stories of those who will not be carried on into the final part whilst opening up the avenues of that subsequent volume yet also remaining a classic space opera and an entertaining diversion. -- Duncan Lawie, The Zone

Now, this is what I call space opera... -- Stuart Carter, Infinity Plus

If you are the busy sort who rations your SF reading to, say, only five Books a year, make this one of them for 2002 -- Stephen Hunt, SF Crowsnest

Redemption Ark brings Reynolds back to the top of his form. -- Mark L. Olson, The New England Science Fiction Association, Inc.

I've read and enjoyed Chasm City but this left me cold. -- Sue Davies, SF Crowsnest