Absolution Gap - Revelation Space, Bk 4 Author:Alastair Reynolds The Inhibitors were designed to eliminate any life-form reaching a certain level of intelligence -- and they've targeted humanity. War veteran Clavain and a ragtag group of refugees have fled into hiding. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. But their little colony has just received an unexpected visi... more »tor: an avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety or draw down its darkest enemy.
And as she leads them to an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, it begins to dawn on Clavain and his companion that to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much worse...« less
I loved this series. Reynolds is brilliant! This book is third in a trilogy of hard, sci-fi, space opera; Revelation Space,Redemtion Ark,Absolution Gap. There is also Chasm City that takes place in the same world as the other books, but isn't part of trilogy.
Fantasctic! Amazing end to one of the most imaginative series since Dune. Author may well be the best hard sci-fi writer currently writing. The characters are well developed, and each chapter moved the story forward. No fillers.