Inhibitor Phase (Hardback)Alastair Reynolds (author)
An addictive, rollicking far-future space opera from the author of Revenger, Inhibitor Phase sees a lone hero battle alien machines known as ‘wolves’ to stop their murderous mission to destroy humanity.
Miguel de Ruyter is a man with a past.
Fleeing the 'wolves' - the xenocidal alien machines known as Inhibitors - he has protected his family and community from attack for forty years, sheltering in the caves of an airless, battered world called Michaelmas. The slightest hint of human activity could draw the wolves to their home, to destroy everything ... utterly. Which is how Miguel finds himself on a one-way mission with his own destructive mandate: to eliminate a passing ship, before it can bring unwanted attention down on them.
Only something goes wrong.
There's a lone survivor.
And she knows far more about Miguel than she's letting on ...
Ranging from the depths of space to the deeps of Pattern Juggler waters, from nervous, isolated communities to the ruins of empire, this is a stealthy space opera from an author at the top of his game.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 238 x 158 x 48 mm
'Pirates in space, full of peril and high-jinks... This is a novel that's elegantly plotted, full of surprises and, as first time round, rip-roaring fun.' - SFX
'Reynolds is easily one of the modern masters of science fiction... addictive, page-turning stuff.' - Starburst
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“A vast, epic yet very human SF saga”
“Inhibitor Phase” is the latest novel by Alastair Reynolds and is a return to his ongoing Revelation Space universe.
Deep underground on a rocky, desolate planet called Michaelmas, one of the last outposts of mankind... More
“Action-packed addition to the Revelation Space series...”
Reynolds used to be a space scientist and that clearly shows in this book, which is absolutely crammed with all sorts of technical details to explain why the world is the way it is. I’m aware that I used to thoroughly... More
“Return to Revelation Space.”
A welcome return to the Revelation Space universe with this wide-ranging epic set some 600 years after the events of 'Absolution Gap'. There's the usual mix of human, more-than-human, and post-human... More
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