Alastair Reynolds redefines Hell in this award-winning novel that confirms him as “the most exciting space opera writer working today”(Locus). The once-utopian. Alastair Reynolds redefines Hell in this award-winning novel that confirms him as “the most exciting space opera writer working today”(Locus). Chasm City is a stand alone novel by author Alastair Reynolds, set in the Revelation Space universe. It deals with themes of identity, memory, and.

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I felt betrayed, disorientated, dislocated. Even physical pain could chasj make me put this book down- I was getting to work half awake from my late nights with this one, and hanging out for my lunch breaks so I could race through a few more pages. Read more Read less. Okay, maybe “snazzy” isn’t the right word … “oozy” is probably better.

Synopsis Edit Chasm City is framed and largely written in the voice of Tanner Mirabela security expert who has come to Chasm City to avenge the death of his former client’s wife at the hands of a “postmortal” noble named Argent Reivich. A loose collection of cardboard to hang dialogue on.

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I read this because Alistair Reynolds is my teenage son’s favourite author. The Melding Plague actually happened, and its effects were far worse than you are currently capable of imagining.

Nov 21, Negativni rated it really liked it. It is interesting, captivating and consistant, but this isn’t so important. But the stakes are raised when his search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: When he awakes, he has the characteristic amnesia of someone who has spent time in reefersleep.

There are multiple other subplots, which are also well-written and fascinating. Customers who bought this item also bought. But I didn’t love it and never once found myself not being able to put it down.

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Sky HaussmannTanner Mirabel. Reynolds remains one of the hottest new SF writers around. I saw it coming, but when it did actually happen, I was still stunned. Who would I recommend this book to? Apr 21, Cecily rated it really liked it Shelves: Ultimately, this novel is about redemption.

In this respect Chasm City doesn’t seem to take itself too seriously, an important element of getting the reader to accept what Reynolds is doing. The woman Zebra in particular came across as constructed as an exotic love interest.


Although there are some moments i do not agree with, as a whole, from the point of view of natural sciences it is mostly realistic. Although you could summarise it as a long chase story of hunter and hunted, it is a complex and well-written page turner and there are quite a lot of pagesthe main theme of which is the nature of identity and the effects of various ways of changing it e.

Now in my thirties I’m finding everything I’ve been looking for in space opera!

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. Wonderful tech, and civilisations falling from the grace given them by their tech when the Melding Plague takes over everything above a certain complexity.

The rest of the series, actually. Instead, it is clumsy; events are either melodramatically telegraphed or arose seemingly out of no where. Ace May 27, Language: I write about a novel a year and try to write a few short stories as well.

The novel does not rise above this.

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