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Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds
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Sep 11, 10

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Read in May, 2010

Absolution Gap was a well written addition to the Revelation Space series, but I can't help but think it was a little off-topic. The book consists of three story lines told in parallel, one featuring our hero Clavain, another following an ultra who discovers a physical phenomenon and turns it into a strange religious cult world, and the third featuring a girl on that planet who joins the two plots together. The sad part is that the "religious cult world" is deeply disturbing, but ultimately feels somewhat unimportant in the grand scheme of things, and the amount of effort the characters spend on humoring its fanatics seems astronomical and unnecessary.

Still, the events at the novel's climax are well worth the read.

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