Absolution Gap (spoilers!) Warning: this page has many spoilers for Revelation Space, Chasm City, Redemption Ark and Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds. Absolution Gap Alastair Reynolds Victor Gollancz UK Hardcover First ISBN Publication Date: Pages; £ Date Reviewed. Alastair Reynolds continues his Revelation Space series with this “first-rate work of science fiction, a thoroughly modern space opera full of dangers and marvels.

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My legacy is nothing but apparently it gets worse near the end Nov 04, Stuart rated it it was ok Shelves: The one seeking absolution should be Reynolds. This article relies too much on references to primary sources.

He had read it inadvertently, because of a sticky note. Well, let’s stay positive: And what about other measures? He is no muppet abolution, you would not want to get on the wrong side of him, and he also has a nice line in sarcasm.

Church records show the disappearances are slowly increasing in frequency and duration. Absolution Gapwhich I give three stars, is the nowhere near the best of the books set in the Revelation Space universe, nor of the original trilogy. Open Preview See a Problem?

Read it if you want to find out the end of the story of alaastair Inhibitors; otherwise, it’s not really worth the effort. See 1 question about Absolution Gap…. Granted, there was not a lot of character depth there, but she had been reynollds major protagonist, and there was a bit of build-up to her sacrifice, but then we get another qbsolution The final volume in British author Reynolds’s SF trilogy that began with Revelation Space fulfills all the staggering promise of the earlier books, and then some.


I read the previous volume of this trilogy: Feel nothing for these characters 5: She joins one of the caravans, a massive vehicle composed of several smaller units, to get to the “Permanent Way”, where the cathedrals can be found.

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I have many unanswered questions, who was really directing Skade, who was and what is the story with the Mademoiselle? Wouldn’t have been so bad if the third book hadn’t been such a grind for me. Have you ever wondered what it would be like for a mostly unaugmented human to make love to a cyborg who was more machinery than biology? In fact, despite learning what Haldora really is and how it holds the key to a danger even greater than the Inhibitors as well as a possible salvation for humanity, I just wish the entire storyline was removed from Absolution Gap.

The main characters of the first 2 books were absolktion much finished with their stories after 2 books. And even as What a journey this trilogy was! In return they would destroy the Inhibitors. Trivia About Absolution Gap.

ABSOLUTION GAP – Alastair Reynolds (2003)

The end of this book drags though, like the first book. I think I liked the Hela narrative more because reynplds didn’t suffer from the high-stakes-and-epic-scale-fatigue that the main story had going on at the time. It makes us look back and see how flimsy some of the plotlines were, how implausible some of the characters and actions.


It continues the brilliant weaving of complex and advanced ideas, but even early in the book I started thinking, “This is getting a little silly now”.

It’s suggested that the Inhibitors suppress them, yet the humans can’t deal with the Greenfly who are apparently relatively low-tech in origin even after pushing back the Inhibitors. The plot of the novel takes place in four separate time periods.

Characters that I thought were slightly underdeveloped or unnecessary in Absolution Gap tended to be weeded out, which I suppose justified my previous opinion. The epilogue reveals that the woman is in fact an older version of Aura with abslution “protector” being Scorpioreflecting on the events that happened after the battle on Hela. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Being the last of the Inhibitor trilogy it benefits from the previous ones build-up and resources but at the same time it sets itself apart from them by focusing more on interpersonal relations, humanity and religion. In fact he is dead. Mind you, I did like the fact that the most powerful indoctrinal virus was called Deus-X.