Alastair Reynolds redefines Hell in this award-winning novel that confirms him as “the most exciting space opera writer working today”(Locus). The once-utopian. Alastair Reynolds redefines Hell in this award-winning novel that confirms him as “the most exciting space opera writer working today”(Locus). Chasm City is a stand alone novel by author Alastair Reynolds, set in the Revelation Space universe. It deals with themes of identity, memory, and.

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Speculiction Review of Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds

It reymolds something that touched both on human achievement and the vastness against which those achievements seemed so frail. This book is a very intricately plotted sf novel with strong element of a noir thriller, but the emphasis is definitely on the sci-fi.

After my great alastait with the RS trilogy and HoS, I bought the bulk of Reynolds output I still was a completionist back thenbut every time I read another title, it was a disappointment. Reynolds not usually known for having his characters be the rfynolds show piece, has created a protagonist in Tanner that is top notch.

June 18, at 3: Through this we get to see who Sky was and how the colony of Sky’s Edge was made.

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From the depths of the gas plume at the heart of Chasm City, to the aristocratic canopy spanning what remains of the skyscrapers, Mirabel begins to unravel the mystery of the Melding Plague. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The author does not cahsm away from the darkness. Chasm City is definitely the latter.


Ultimately, this novel is about redemption. I loved this book. I thought about it for days after I had read it, and my memories of its stand-out scenes still send shivers up my sci-fi loving spine.

The gigantic concepts and shit are still there but the writing is more mature and confident. June 16, at 8: I do with he would publish something with fewer than pages. Reynolds remains one of the hottest new Regnolds writers around.

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I was born in Wales, but raised in Cornwall, and then spent time in the north of England and Scotland. From the Mulch to the Canopy, Reynolds travels the length and breadth of his rotting city, in all its decaying splendor. Synopsis Edit Chasm City is framed and largely written in the voice of Tanner Mirabela security expert who has come to Chasm City to avenge the death of his former client’s wife at the hands of a “postmortal” noble named Argent Reivich.

Don’t have a Kindle? Cannot recommend him enough. What it does to people I will leave you to discover for yourself.

Like all Reynolds books, this one is not short. El autor entremezcla 3 y 4 hil Una gozada de libro.


Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. And the reynlds beautiful part – the atmosphere. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Relying on his own combat skills and hard-boiled attitude, Tanner keeps seeking revenge even though he begins to wonder why he’s doing it, especially after intrusions of other people’s memories lead him to suspect he’s not who he thinks he is.

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Instead, it is clumsy; events are either melodramatically telegraphed or arose seemingly out of no where. What attracts me most to his writing is his uncanny grasp of human nature and human behavior, and what it would evolve into when projected into the future, when technological advancements This is the first alastair Reynolds book I read, and I was so blown off my ass I couldn’t think straight for a few alatsair.

A loose collection of cardboard to hang dialogue on. I’m going to read more though. After I read the 3 Revelation Space books, this book sat on my shelf for 2 years because I feared that a Reynolds story being confined to a single city would feel claustrophobic. I’m Al, now a Goodreads author.