Revelation Space by Alistair Reynolds December 15, 2012Posted by stuffilikenet in Books, Brilliant words.
A trippy little book about future space exploration, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, near light-speed travel and dead alien cultures, Revelation Space has apparently disparate plots that take a while to weave together. Lucky thing that everyone in the story is long-lived enough to bring all the plots together in a satisfying tapestry of delight. I liked it very much, for the detailed descriptions of the technologies, the humanness of the protagonists (even the evil ones) and the strangeness of the dead(?) aliens and the malevolence of the Universe (see also Fermi Paradox). I liked it so well and enjoyed the weaving that I’m not going to tell you anything about the book other than you should get it, read it (or listen; that’s what I did…by the way, the narrator varies his speech volume enough to make car noise an issue—fair warning) and thank me for not giving anything away.