Alastair Reynolds pushes the boundaries of science fiction and "confirms his place among the leaders of the hard-science space-opera renaissance" (Publishers Weekly) in this novel in his Revelation Space universe.
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 their own purposes--and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether...
'REDEMPTION ARK is a brilliant new addition to his REVELATIONS SPACE series. Reynolds' narrative detail is truly breathtaking in scope and intricate in detail, making him a mastersinger of the space opera. Compulsive reading.' THE TIMES REVELATION SPACE catapulted Reynolds to the very top of the genre. CHASM CITY confirmed him as one of the genre's hottest new megastars. A massive rights deal in the States has been followed by deals across Europe - Reynolds is an international success Superb widescreen hard SF adventure akin to Peter Hamilton and Iain Banks Critical raves from the word go Redemption Ark made SF SITE's reader's poll of the top 10 books of 2002. ABSOLUTION GAP, out in hardcover, concludes the story of the Inhibitors