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Book Title: Chasm City|
The author of the book: Alastair Reynolds
Date of issue: May 3rd 2001
ISBN 13: 9780575068780
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 35.36 MB
Read full description of the books Chasm City:“How long would you have to live; how much good would you need to do, to compensate for one act of pure evil you’d committed as a younger man?”
Very, very good. One of those books that I massively enjoy having read, past tense, but ultimately didn’t enjoy while reading. It slogs, and turns its wheels for about 200 pages in the middle, but I see now why it was necessary, and it ultimately pays off in strides.
Strong similarities to Iain M. Banks’ Use of Weapons, except that it didn’t rely on a reveal in the same way, instead slowly telling the reader what is afoot. It’s subtle, but I strongly suspect that it’s intentional. I picked up on it around 1/3 of the way through, and was initially disappointed, thinking that it might be a shocking twist ending that was too obvious. However, my initial assessment of the reality of the situation I thought I comprehended early on, was vastly incomplete and less than half of the true picture.
Ultimately, this novel is about redemption. It’s brilliant. Read it.
Read information about the authorAlastair Reynolds, former scientist and now full-time writer. Most of what he writes is science fiction, with a strong concern for scientific verisimilitude (although he is prepared to break the rules for the sake of a good story). He has lived in England, Scotland and the Netherlands where he worked as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency until 2004, but now makes his home back in his native Wales.
Author's note on the Relevation Space series:
My earlier books are Revelation Space (2000), Chasm City (2001), Redemption Ark (2002), Absolution Gap (2003) and The Prefect (2007), all of which are set in the same universe. They can be read independently, although it's preferable to read Revelation Space, Redemption Ark and Absolution Gap in that order. Chasm City and The Prefect can be read at any point in the sequence.
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