Book Reviews of Absolution Gap (Revelation Space, Bk 4)

Absolution Gap (Revelation Space, Bk 4)
Absolution Gap - Revelation Space, Bk 4
Author: Alastair Reynolds
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ISBN-13: 9780441012916
ISBN-10: 0441012914
Publication Date: 5/31/2005
Pages: 768
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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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.
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Enjoyed this book very much. Felt a little more could have been said on a couple lines, but over-all was a fine conclusion to the series. Just wish there would be another.
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This rip-roaring space opera concludes Reynolds' Revelation / Redemption / Absolution trilogy with class. As with its predecessors, it's chock-full of good ideas and excellent characterisation. A great read.
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final volume in Reynold's great space opera trilogy, starting with Revelation Space and continuing in Redemption Ark before concluding here. While this book drags a bit in the middle third, it's a great read overall and full of great ideas and characters.
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The third book in the trilogy of Revelation Space, Redemption Ark and Absolution Gap.

This is a hard science fiction story involving quite a few subplots, each of which would make a fine science fiction story all by itself. Unfortunately, each of those subplots simply fades away, eventually contributing nothing at all to the story. Midway through the first book, the pattern is already disappointly obvious, as the excellent subplots each dry up and are replaced with endlessly repetitive, soap opera-like personal dramas. Eventually, if you flounder through all the unnecessary drama of all three books, the ending is equally disappointing, as the main plot fades away to nothing, just like all the subplots did.

As hard science fiction, it could have been an excellent story, if simply told in a single novel and given a decent ending.