Yes. Revelation Space gets sniped because of how density and depth of Reynold's Universe. Chasm City fills the back story for a couple of the planets as well as explaining the historical momentum behind the "present day" in his universe.
The nods he gave towards "Revelation Space" were also enjoyable, as was the noir hint and the quippy nature of the characters.
The protagonist. There is no way I can explain without blowing the book.
Tanner's fish out of water experience as he descends from the Ice Mendicant's station to the surface of Yellowstone was outstanding. The supporting cast also adds to the scenery.
Revelation Space is among the better audio books I've listened to. John Lee does a good job bringing each character his/her own voice. He does tend to lean towards the Slavic/Russian accents, but I figure that has more to do with the characters themselves.
Its complex in that you really are listening to three distinct and separate stories till the very end. Watching the characters collide with all the inevitability and force that's built over the many hours of listening was truly gratifying. It wet my appetite for the next installment.
Reynolds does an excellent job adding character to the Lighthugger "Nostalgia for Infinity". I loved the scenes aboard it.
I don't think it could be filmed.
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