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By Alastair Reynolds | Comments: ( 238 ) | Date: ( Dec 07, 2019 )

Late in the twenty sixth century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors alien killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them But other factions want the weapons for thLate in the twenty sixth century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors alien killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether

  • Title: Redemption Ark
  • Author: Alastair Reynolds
  • ISBN: 9780575073845
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Alastair Reynolds

I m Al, now a author I used to be a space scientist, and now I m a writer, although for a time the two careers ran in parallel I started off publishing short stories in the British SF magazine Interzone in the early 90s, then eventually branched into novels I write about a novel a year and try to write a few short stories as well Some of my books and stories are set in a consistent future named after Revelation Space, the first novel, but I ve done a lot of other things as well and I like to keep things fresh between books I was born in Wales, but raised in Cornwall, and then spent time in the north of England and Scotland I moved to the Netherlands to continue my science career and stayed there for a very long time, before eventually returning to Wales.In my spare time I am a very keen runner, and I also enjoying hill walking, birdwatching, horse riding, guitar and model making I also dabble with paints now and then I met my wife in the Netherlands through a mutual interest in climbing and we married back in Wales We live surrounded by hills, woods and wildlife, and not too much excitement.

Comments Redemption Ark

  • mark monday

    i'm just going to copy and paste this from a group, because i'm lazy that way. okay maybe i'll edit it a little bit too. for kicks was a good book overall, and i enjoyed it as much as its predecessor. lots of great concepts to digest and i'm still digging the basic idea behind the enemy threat of the Inhibitors. i also really liked reading about the Conjoiners, but then i'm a sucker for anything having to do with melding minds etc.Reynolds still has his primary weakness: characterization. in the [...]

  • Apatt

    Revelation Space was the first Reynolds book I read, I imagine it is the starting point for most Reynolds readers as it is his best known and breakthrough book. While I quite like some of Revelation Space I was not exactly won over by it. I found some of it quite hard to follow and the pace flagged from time to time. However, I understood and liked enough of it to try another Reynolds book. Happily that turned out to be House of Suns, a book now firmly ensconced in my SF Top 20 bookshelf, it is [...]

  • Gabriel

    This is a very frustrating book to evaluate. There is a *great* 400 page novel sitting inside this flabby 700 page slug. Reynolds has a great imagination and is extremely thoughtful. This is fantastic hard sci-fi told on an epic scale. Well, almost hard sci-fi, he flirts (needlessly) with breaking the laws of physics, but for the most part we're sitting square in the "real world" here. He does an excellent job of thinking about the *consequences* of his technologies and the way they would shape [...]

  • Terry

    Caveat: this is not really a review, but rather a plaintive cry and is based on having read the previous book set in this universe in full (Revelation Space), an abortive attempt to read the non-series Reynolds book House of Suns, and finally the book in question up to page 236 (out of 694!)…hence no star rating.Why won’t you let me love you Alastair Reynolds? I *need* some high quality space opera, preferably with various factions of humanity living on planets, in orbital habitats, and on s [...]

  • Stuart

    Redemption Ark: Promising ideas ruined by excessive page-countOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureRedemption Ark (2002) is the follow-up to Revelation Space, Alastair Reynolds’ debut novel and the second book in his REVELATION SPACE series of hard SF space opera in which highly-augmented human factions encounter implacable killer machines bent on exterminating sentient life. The first entry had elements of Bruce Sterling’s Schismatrix, Frank Herbert’s Dune, Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A [...]

  • David Sven

    The plague ship Nostalgia for Infinity is back. 4 kilometres of machine melded into a cathedral of the grotesque that is part spaceship, part alien virus, part man, more than a bit creepy and 100% Awesome.Nuff saidbut wait, there's moreAs if taking the concept of cyborg to the extreme isn't enough, Nostalgia for Infinity comes packing heat. Hell-class weapons. And they aren't call hell-class for nothing - each of them capable of unleashing Armageddon with a thought. And is the mind behind that t [...]

  • David

    I usually judge science fiction novels by the new ideas, technologies and concepts that are depicted. But this story just has too many. It felt to me that just about "anything goes". People are capable of just about anything, so there seem to be no limits.In this story, people's memories can be erased, or transferred to an inanimate object. "True death" occurs when someone dies without their minds being transferred into storage. Weapons are conscious, and sometimes require reasoning with, before [...]

  • Lee

    I have been cruising along with this series, pretty much sitting on the fence on whether I really liked it. Then a third of the way through this book it all clicked together and I was hooked. There is no defining moment or change in the writing style, it really just starts to bring the whole epic story together and you suddenly become aware of the sheer scale of story.Redemption Ark is brilliant writing. The technical sci-fi stuff is still there, but didn't seem as grandiose as in book one, but [...]

  • Claudia

    Better and even darker than the previous one. And so realistic written that it gives you shivers. The action may take place in 27th century but the time scale references spans over 3 billion years. There are concepts which are simply too big to comprehend:"The grand story of life in the Milky Way - across the entire local group - might just be one thread in something humblingly vast."Can't wait to see how it will endPS: and here you have Nostalgia for Infinity (isn't she beautiful?) :)

  • Cecily

    Number two in the Revelation Space trilogy; you could read it as a standalone story, but it's better to read in sequence, and it helps if you've also read Chasm City (/review/show). This is a long treasure hunt for super weapons, conducted by two competing factions (though both have the same intention), with a life-or-death deadline. Although that is true, it does it an injustice because there is far more complexity and intrigue than that implies. Reynolds has really thought out his technology, [...]

  • Jason

    this is my second Alastair Reynolds novel and the second of the trilogy. I am blown away by the level of realism, depth, and structure of this series. Throw in some incredible characterizations and you have a premium sci-fi series. It also does not hurt the science when the author is a rocket scientist. There are strong protagonists here that make you believe in them. The antagonist is your typical science fiction type of "Grey Goo", mass of tiny robots that are threatening life as we know it. E [...]

  • Rachel (Kalanadi)

    The characters felt so much better in this one than in Revelation Space. That should lend the story more urgency (since the characters are trying to avert disaster, because they obviously care about people and humanity), but gosh this is long. I love the plot, I love the tech, I love all the things about the worldbuilding, but I had to take a star off for how bloated this began to feel. At 80% I was still waiting for that convergence of all the plotlines that happened about 50% through Revelatio [...]

  • Oscar

    ¿Cuál es la misión de un escritor? Pues sumergirnos es su mundo, que durante algunas horas vivamos las historias y aventuras de unos personajes que se convierten en carne y hueso, descubrirnos mundos y universos desconocidos. Y a fe mía que Alastair Reynolds lo consigue con 'El arca de la redención'.Mientras leía este libro, había momentos en que levantaba la cabeza para cerciorarme realmente de en qué "mundo" estaba. Reynolds tiene un imaginario propio muy original y atractivo, su prosa [...]

  • Lightreads

    Sequel to the impressive but flawed Revelation Space. Another 550 pages of interstellar plotting – one of those rotating POV books tracking multiple factions all located somewhere along the sympathy-repulsion spectrum while they maneuver against each other for advantage while an external danger closes in. The external danger being the Wolves, ancient alien machines whose job it is to prune life from the galaxy for reasons not as evil as you might think.The best part is still the worldbuilding [...]

  • Adam

    The surreal hyjinks continue in Reynold's apocalyptic epic. Adding propaganda dreams, fetus cops, hyperpigs, orwellian governments, and the terrifying inertia engines(trust me this is true horror), and a doomy cosmic scope. Some how five hundred pages is riddled with tension. Don't compare with pieces of crap like Orson Scott Card, rather Mieville,M.John Harrison, or Swanwick

  • Ian

    In Revelation Space, Alastair Reynolds set up the framework of a creative, somewhat unique, and entirely believable future universe in which humanity is a star-faring civilization over the local portion of our galaxy spanning maybe a few dozen light years. As I explained in my review of that book, he set up a framework with rules and limits, but still sufficiently flexible to allow for creativity and imagination. Reynolds' book The Prefect, a stand-alone novel set in one corner of the Revelation [...]

  • Kerry

    A traditional race against time story. Also a sprawling space opera. The tension? This race against time is a total marathonwith a smattering of teaser races (I.ea near light speed race across the galaxy for a cache of weapons, a race to evacuate a planet.) Be advised, there is no resolution in this or the next book. This has to be some kind of literary foul. Instead, we again have a skilled writer striking out on, what feels like, a never ending story. Hey, maybe we could call this, 'pulling a [...]

  • Jurgen_i

    This is a well done sequel of the Revelation Space cycle. It stays almost on the same quality level with the first book Revelation Space, but completely falls behind the second book Chasm City which is just great (see my rapturous review if you aren’t afraid to catch enthusiasm toward it).You’ll still find: Interesting plot, vastness in space and time, well-created atmosphere of interstellar age, scientific realism in most cases. Conjoiner society where people are connected via a neural-augm [...]

  • Steve

    Redemption Ark is one of those books that you hate to give anything less than 5 stars to. You have to admire the author's ambition, the epic sweep of his story, the balancing out of humanity (even with all the scientific hardware and augmentation), and soul eating Lovecraftian-like darkness from the abyss. And yet, at the 400 page mark, I felt the wheels (or jets) wobbling, as plot clutter accumulated, and characters flattened out. To Reynolds' credit, these characters all had an appealing hard [...]

  • Sarah Anne

    3.5 stars because I enjoyed it but I had no freaking idea what the hell was going on throughout. The characters don't have much to distinguish them from each other and there were multiple groups of two women and a man working together. I couldn't keep anything straight. But at the same time, I really did enjoy the parts that I understood.

  • KostasAt

    8.5/10In the second book of the Revelation Space series Reynolds continues to build his world even more, and with his writing becoming better and better as he brings us in an incredible adventure that could change humanity and the whole universe for ever.The war between the human factions in the recent years has grown and the Demarchists are now in a very critical point as the Conjoiners prepare for their final strike. But all that will change when Skade, a high-level Conjoiner, discovers that t [...]

  • Robert

    Lurching from Chasm City back to Resurgam, the reader finds that despite (or because of?) Sylveste's explosive realisation that everything he's attempted to achieve since leaving the vicinity of Epsilon Eridani has been a Really Bad Idea, the Inhibitors are on the looseAna Khouri and Ilia Volyova, realising that Resurgam is going to be devastated for the second time, plan a long-term mission to save the colonists.Reynolds seems to have realised that he couldn't carry on writing 600+p novels with [...]

  • Daniorte

    Este es el típico libro que después de terminar de leer te quedas un buen rato en la última página rememorando todo lo que has leído. Es increíble como puede hilar una historia tan compleja haciéndola sencilla y haciendo participe al que la lee de los conflictos que supone y de las decisiones tomadas. Aúna dilemas éticos junto con una ciencia ficción con unas bases solidas y bien explicada.Si esta saga se llevara a la gran pantalla o a la pequeña, descubriría las vergüenzas de mucha [...]

  • Mike

    First line: The dead ship was a thing of beauty.Redemption Ark is the third book in Reynolds Revelation Space series. I inadvertently skipped the second novel Chasm City but thankfully Reynolds’ fiction, despite being part of a larger overarching story, manages to stand well enough on its own and I never felt like I was really missing anything major. As when I read Revelation Space the first thing that strikes me about Reynolds’ writing is the staid, deliberate pace. I can’t qualify this i [...]

  • Alexandra

    Look, it's a Revelation Space novel. Seriously. This is not going to be a bad review.Redemption Ark sort of takes up where Revelation Space leaves off, but uses quite a number of different characters to present the narrative. Where the Conjoiners were just another group of weirdos in the first book, here two of the main points of view are from Conjoiners - who end up having quite different takes on the events. There are a couple of familiar characters, happily - who have changed in some ways qui [...]

  • Negativni

    Drugi dio ima puno linearniju priču, gdje se od početka otprilike zna kojim će se smjerom kretati. To je ok, jer je prvi roman ostavio neriješnu tu veliku prijetnju, ali ima nekoliko nepotrebnih opisa događaja koji nisu bitni za priču i to usporava radnju. U Revelation Spaceu mi se čini da je bilo nekoliko stranica viška, dok je ovdje nekoliko desetaka, možda bi se moglo reći čak i sto stranica.U prvom dijelu se nije znalo gdje priča vodi pa je i teško bilo tijekom čitanja procjeni [...]

  • Peter

    Good sequel, but it missed the best bits out!: .This is a direct follow on from Revelation Space and involves storylines from Chasm City, so you do need to have read those before this. Technically this book is superior to the other two in almost every respect - the depth of characters is better, the plot line has less holes, the move from story thread to thread is smoother.d yet Reynolds has still muffed the writing in two important areas - the end is a quick, neat wrap up indicative of a loomin [...]

  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)

    Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds is the sequel to Revelation Space and the second book in the Revelation Space space-opera trilogy. The main focus of Redemption Ark is the retrieval of the "hell-class" weapons that are aboard the ship Nostalgia for Infinity in order to stop the Inhibitors, a race of killing machines whose purpose seems to be to detect and exterminate intelligent life.As the Inhibitors, seen as black cubes, systematically take apart a gas giant planet and several of it's moons [...]

  • Scott Rhee

    Alastair Reynolds's sequel to "Revelation Space" and "Chasm City", "Redemption Ark" takes the reader into the far far future, where mankind has inadvertently awakened an ancient race of machines called Inhibitors, whose job it is to literally "inhibit" the evolution of any species before they become too technologically advanced. Mankind doesn't have a chance against the Inhibitors, who can destroy moons, planets, and stars, which leaves only one alternative for mankind: get the hell out of the g [...]

  • Xavi

    Con la edad estoy descubriendo que cada libro tiene un momento. Hay libros que los he comenzado en el momento inadecuado ( por las lecturas anteriores, disponibilidad de tiempo para leer, estado anímico,…) y no los he terminado. Últimamente me ha dado por dar alguna segunda oportunidad, y por suerte estoy acertando. Estuve muchos meses disfrutando con la saga de Malaz después de casi no acabar el primero, y me está pasando lo mismo con la saga de Alastar Reynolds. Los dos primeros volúmen [...]

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