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Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds
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Apr 18, 2010

really liked it

Just finished re-reading the whole Revelation Space series. I like Reynolds' work a lot, he posits believable physics and has characters that aren't the usual SF placeholders, plus talks about real things like mortality and what advanced technology might do to people in an honest way.

My favourite character is Scorpio, and I really like the idea of the ones who live 500 years or so (and get mentioned in every book) like Sky Haussen and Clavain with their need for redemption. He's not afraid to kill characters off, Skade's revenge on Clavain is awful, dreadful, and believable.

If you want to start, I'd start with Chasm City, which I think is the second published, but in story chronology stands alone and is set before the events in Revelation Space.

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