Absolution Gap, Paperback
2 out of 5 (1 rating)


Take another awe-inspiring leap into the darkly imagined future of REVELATION SPACE, where it is time for Humanity to meet its Unmakers. Mankind has endured centuries of horrific plague and a particularly brutal interstellar war ...but there is still no time for peace and quiet.

Stirred from aeons of sleep, the Inhibitors - ancient alien killing machines - have begun the process of ridding the galaxy of its latest emergent intelligence: mankind.

As a ragtag bag of refugees fleeing the first wave of the cull head towards an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, they discover an avenging angel, a girl born in ice.

She has the power to lead mankind to safety, and the ability to draw down their darkest enemy. And on a planet where vast travelling cathedrals crawl towards the treacherous fissure known as Absolution Gap, an unsettling truth becomes apparent: to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much, much worse ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780575083165



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I really wanted to like this book. I loved all of the others in the series and other books by Alistair Reynolds, but for some reason I just got bored of this one. At over 700 pages long, maybe the book was just too big. I gave up about 100 pages to the end, no longer really interested in the conclusion.

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