Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
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).
The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life form reaching a certain level of intelligence--and they've targeted Humanity. War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. 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.
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 final part in The Inhibitors trilogy that started with REVELATION SPACE REVELATION SPACE has sold more than 80,000 copies in paperback REVELATION SPACE and CHASM CITY were nominated for the Arthur C Clarke Award; Chasm City won the British Science Fiction Award Immense critical acclaim: 'Reynolds's narrative is truly breathtaking in scope and intricate in detail, making him a mastersinger of the space opera' THE TIMES 'Space opera doesn't get any better. Both a triumphant conclusion to Reynolds' Inhibitors trilogy and his best novel to date' DREAMWATCH 'One of Britain's hottest young authors' SFREVU.COM 'The span here is mind-boggling ... a breathtaking journey' GOOD BOOK GUIDE American sale for REVELATION SPACE and CHASM CITY highest ever for first British SF novels REDEMPTION ARK made SF SITE's reader's poll of the top 10 books of 2002. 'Alastair Reynolds occupies the same frenzied imaginative space as Philip K. Dick or A.E. Van Vogt; that he occupies it as a working scientist is what makes it so exciting' M. John Harrison in the GUARDIAN
Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St Andrews Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. Since 1991 he has lived in the Netherlands, near Leiden, where he works part-time as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency.