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Redemption Ark

by Alastair Reynolds

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Series: Revelation Space (3)

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"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. But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes---and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether"--Publisher's website.… (more)
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A space opera masterpiece, written in a way that suggests (and also occasionally clearly mentions and explains) cosmic time scales and some of the implications. Introduces a couple of fictitious technical ideas and explores them in thrilling space battles, escapes and other action. Strong characters that are guided (or manipulated) by powerfull principles and forces. Continuous the story in the first book in the Resurgam system, although after tens of years have passed. The ship transformations continued, but it is revealed that the biggest threat are alien machines with the only purpose is to cull life to prevent a catastrophic extinction far in the future. Through some unexpected heroes the situation is partially saved, but nothing is really solved while more mysteries remain. ( )
  vladmihaisima | Jul 5, 2021 |
DNF
  codykh | Jun 28, 2021 |
Guilt in space (superior to angst in space) but it's the best guilt in space I have read so far. True to its title it's all about redemption of the unlikely ensemble of space mass murderers, all with a heart of gold. Despite the author's disclaimers he's done an amazing job at creating a rich and consistent universe. Even if it sometimes feels there's only 30 people in it who keep bumping into each other. ( )
  Paul_S | Dec 23, 2020 |
Enjoying this one very much. I can follow what's going on more than the first book. ( )
  Angel.Tatum.Craddock | Dec 17, 2020 |
Good, but by far not as good as the first one. A lot of extended talking which seemed a bit unnecessary. ( )
  gullevek | Dec 15, 2020 |
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Alastair Reynoldsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Moore,ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tervaharju, HannuTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"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. But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes---and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether"--Publisher's website.

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