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Absolution Gap (spoilers!) Warning: this page has many spoilers for Revelation Space, Chasm City, Redemption Ark and Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds. Absolution Gap Alastair Reynolds Victor Gollancz UK Hardcover First ISBN Publication Date: Pages; £ Date Reviewed. 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.

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Clavain is staring across an ocean on planet Ararat. Nov 04, Stuart rated it it was ok Shelves: More here when I’ve done so, perhaps Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. On one of the moons of a gas giant he names Haldora which also seems to disappear every so often for a few aladtair of a secondhe discovers an alien bridge, whose automated defense vap attacks him.

Absolution Gap (spoilers!)

They are getting the relevant technology from Aura, Khouri’s daughter, who has been modified by the Hades Matrix, an alien data repository. By the end of Absolution Gap, the war between the humans an Inhibitors has run its course, and new dangers have arisen. It’s Quaiche’s last chance to prove to the horrifying Ultra-human captain Jasmina that he has the skills to earn his keep on the ship. The overall theme of man versus machine was not really brought to conclusion, it contained nothing new.

Absolution Gap is the third — and final — volume of the Revelation Space trilogy. I absolutely loved the series and was so let down by it. When submitting please include a bit of greater context about the submission so as to help start the discussion about it. Church records show the disappearances are slowly increasing in frequency and duration. Clavain and Scorpio lead a team who discover Skade in her crashed ship, which has been attacked by the Inhibitors, causing its Cryo-Arithmetic Engines to malfunction and cover the ship in ice.


The Cathedrals were set up by Quaiche after the timeline and constantly move across Hela making use of various propulsion systems, such as legs and tracks to “observe” Haldora and its disappearances known as “vanishings”.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A decent editor would fix that, but perhaps Reynolds is too successful for his own good and does not need to submit to such absolutkon. The beginning and the end of the universe await you.

A small craft has alaatair and Scorpio feels this may mark the local resumption of humanities war against the Inhibitors. Have you ever wondered what it would be like for a mostly unaugmented human to make love to a cyborg who was more machinery than biology?

ABSOLUTION GAP – Alastair Reynolds () | Weighing a pig doesn’t fatten it.

View Full Version of PW. On Ararat, 23 years after the events of Redemption ArkScorpio, a hyperpigseeks out Nevil Clavainwho has left mainstream society, leaving Scorpio in charge. The second book, Redemption Arkpicked up the conflicts established in the first book, along with some of the characters, and all seemed to go well at first.

Pity the only thing I have left to read in this setting is The Prefect. In fact, despite learning what Haldora really is and how it holds the key to a danger even greater than the Reynlds as well as a possible salvation for humanity, I just wish the entire storyline was removed from Absolution Gap. I haven’t written this lengthy of a review ever, I guess it’s avsolution easy to go negative.

Still, it’s a testament to a good tale that I still think about them all fondly. From the macrocosmic scale of his universe to the personal scale of his characters, Reynolds uses musical, detailed prose that carries the reader effortlessly into a complex, compelling alsatair. Also, Clavain and his allies are seeking refuge on alaxtair Juggler Planet Ararat and not on an ‘insignificant moon light-years away.

Want to add to the discussion? Inwe find another starship, Gnostic Ascension pulling into an uncharted system.

ABSOLUTION GAP – Alastair Reynolds (2003)

Book one had me thinking that the characters were pretty flat, I could see no character development really worth discussing and had no empathy for any of them. Even though sci-fi is more widely known for it’s ideas rather the characters.


Aura reminisces on the decision she made not to invoke the Shadows. On the equator is a route travelled by the strange cathedrals, slowly moving, huge buildings; their aim is to keep the planet directly overhead, under constant observation.

The reason reynoldds in and there is a confrontation between it and religion. As much as I like the series, it is clearly not all things for all readers.

And the biggest sin was to have Volyova, a major character for two books now, die offscreen. They had showed the Scuttlers, the long-extinct inhabitants of Hela, how to build a machine that could bring them across. He is infected with an indoctrination virus after all. The prologue and epilogue of the novel gzp both set in roughlyfour hundred years after the rest of the book. The short story, Galactic North, outlines the origins of the greenfly, and charts their progress until the year 40, by which point they have spread to such an extent that humans are forced to abandon the Milky Way Galaxy entirely.

As are all the over alien cultures in the galaxy. Jun 25, Tudor Ciocarlie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m Al, now a Goodreads author. But that’s totally subjective.


The space wolfs are not a threat any more, but the human industrial accident the Greenfly is. Reynolds should have brought one as well. The main characters are generally well-drawn, especially Scorpio, who I cannot help but visualize like this: Still, the overall universe-building reynoolds Big Ideas that Reynolds was exploring gave me hope, and so I settled in to Absolution Gaphoping for the best