Revelation Space

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 13,243 ratings

Revelation Space Publisher's Summary

Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself.

With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason. And if that reason is uncovered, the universe - and reality itself - could be irrevocably altered.

©2008 Alastair Reynolds (P)2008 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Revelation Space

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,695
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,041
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,042

    Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging noir space opera bursting with ideas

    • By cmthomas on 02-03-10

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 2

    • Chasm City

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,026
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,028

    The once-utopian Chasm City - a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet---has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted - from the people to the very buildings they inhabit---only the most wretched sort of existence remains. The stakes are raised when Tanner Mirabel's search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Tango on 10-11-13

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 3

    • Redemption Ark

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 27 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,653

    Late in the 26th century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors---alien-killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it. The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons---and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them. But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes---and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stick with this series!

    • By Michael on 05-22-10

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 4

    • Absolution Gap

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,297

    The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life-form reaching a certain level of intelligence - and they've targeted humanity. War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety---or draw down its darkest enemy.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Giant plot problems!!! [Spoilers of stupid stuff]

    • By Gi'me my stuff!!!! on 01-31-15

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 5

    • The Prefect

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,010
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,012

    Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left 900 people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best yet of the Revelation Space series

    • By Michael G Kurilla on 04-03-11

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 6

    • Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days

    • Revelation Space, Book 6
    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 402

    The planet Golgotha - supposedly lifeless - resides in a remote star system, far from those inhabited by human colonists. It is home to an enigmatic machinelike structure called the Blood Spire, which has already brutally and systematically claimed the lives of one starship crew that attempted to uncover its secrets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • not a continuation of any other book :(

    • By A.R. on 08-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Galactic North

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557

    Centuries from now, the basic right to expand human intelligence beyond its natural limits has become a war-worthy cause for the Demarchists and Conjoiners. Only vast lighthugger starships bind these squabbling colonies together, manned by the panicky and paranoid Ultras. And the hyperpigs just try to keep their heads down. The rich get richer. And everyone tries not to think about the worrying number of extinct alien civilizations turning up on the outer reaches of settled space...because who's to say that humanity won't be next?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great background for Revelation Space novels

    • By wendy on 11-10-11

    Regular price: $27.99