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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While the rest of the Revelation Space series deals with big ticket narrative items- One Have you ever read for so long that your shoulder seizes up, and you have to stretch, but you do it one arm at reynolcs time so you can keep reading with your other hand?

Alxstair Choose a language for shopping. Open Preview See a Problem? I started off publishing short stories in the British SF magazine Interzone in the early 90s, then eventually branched into novels.

And at the heart of it, Chasm City tells a very simple story.

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The woman Zebra in particular came across as constructed as an exotic love interest. I really must get my hands on the next one. I have been a huge fan of his for a long time and I love retnolds things Revelation Space. In truth yes it can but your enjoyment and the comprehension of story events would be greatly enhanced if you had read “Revelation Space”.

A This novel tried my patience. When Tanner wakes up on Yellowstone, he’s lost most of his memory, a result of years of refrigerated sleep in transit.

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But traveling all the way to Antwerp from Leiden is a bit too much to ask for a single book, hehe. View all 9 comments. It’s a personal favorite of mine, and I suggest it to everyone. Cahuella, and one hunting expedition in particular, is the second thread. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.


If the ending feels a bit flat, that’s probably inevitable after the exuberant display of wonders earlier. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to alaastair.

In the early 00s, Alastair Reynolds must have been scribbling furiously, gripped in the fever of imagination. 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 rejnolds and the effects of various ways of changing it e. The Prefect Revelation Space. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

This one was fun. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Maybe I missed it, but did we find out who exactly nuked the bridge at the beginning of the novel? Quotes from Chasm City. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The novel does not rise above this. My reviews of the Revelation Space series: The characters, the characters. Meet the best doctor in the slum, he only kills one in twenty!

Not only, thanks to an implanted virus, is he experiencing memories as if he were Sky Haussman, original commander of the settlement on Sky’s Edge, but he has memories that Tanner Mirabel can’t actually have had.

Reynolds not usually known vhasm having his characters be the novel’s show piece, has created a protagonist in Tanner that is top notch. A virus that was a chimera of machinery and biology that melded implants and machines to flesh. A Sky of Books and Movies. I was born in Wales, but raised in Cornwall, and then spent time in the north of England and Scotland.

Let’s just say the results are not pretty, but to be expected when you consider our sometimes cchasm nature.

And finally, I take issue with the moral stance encapsulated in the plot. This is space opera at its most operatic, and Reynolds hits and holds all the high notes. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


It is a book that makes you wonder in delight but at the same time envelopes you in tension and mystery. A c Chasm City. Five enthusiastic thumbs up.

It was almost as if the character had sat in his cubicle and read every Stainless Steel Rat novel he could find. Aug 22, Robert rated it liked it Shelves: I read this in the order that it was published as opposed to chronologically. This site uses cookies. If you want a lesson in pushing boundaries, this is it.

A city where alastaig were grown and designed by nano machinery. Now, with the entire city corrupted—from the people to the very buildings they inhabit—only the most wretched sort of existence remains. He also spends the right amount of time with his characters, giving each enough layers and shades to make their shabby lives complex and compelling.

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Readers are strongly encouraged to check out the information – I ciy impressed, indeed. As every other review notes, this book is part of the Revelat We all have triggers, certain topics in our beloved genres that instantly make us sit up and pay attention. If I tweak my memories, do I destroy who I am? Expect this one to receive similar kudos. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: 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.

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