Book 1, Revelation Space
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
The highly-acclaimed first novel in the Revelation Space universe—a debut that has redefined the space opera with a staggering journey across vast gulfs of time and space to confront the very nature of reality itself...
“[A] TOUR DE FORCE…RAVISHINGLY INVENTIVE.”—Publishers Weekly
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...
From Publishers Weekly
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Alistair Reynolds is just a fabulous writer. His output over the years has been consistently good. This first novel set the standard: we're introduced to his human and post-human universe, and in particular his take on the Fermi Paradox with the Inhibitors - just fabulous!
Awesome first book which got me hooked ever since. Immense universe with excellent hardcore science fact coupled with believable future space opera scenarios. My favourite author of all time!
Brilliant book, horrible copy
Reynolds is a fantastic author. This novel sets the basis of a "universe" that he ties some of his other books & short stories into. If you like hard scifi, you wont be disappointed! That being said, this electronic copy is atrocious! There has to be a typo/spelling mistake on nearly every page, some with multiple mistakes. I had the impression that this copy was based off a scan of a real book which was then processed by an optical character recognition program. Many "rn" instances showed up as "m", etc --- it ended being pretty disruptive when trying to read.
If the next book I purchase from Apple's store is like this, I'll stick with buying from the competition.