Alastair Reynolds Audiobooks Collection
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This collection holds:
House of Suns
And the Revelataion Space Series:
Three hundred years in the future, Verity Auger is a specialist in the
archaeological exploration of Earth, rendered uninhabitable after the
technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. After a field-trip
goes badly wrong, Verity is forced to redeem herself by participating
in a dangerous mission, for which her expertise is invaluable. Using
a backdoor into an unstable alien transit system, Auger's faction has
discovered something astonishing at the far end of a wormhole: mid twentieth-ce-
ntury Earth, preserved like a fly in amber. Is it a window into the
past, a simulation, or something else entirely? 2005. Audio. MP3 compression
at 32 kbps.
Centuries from now, the basic right to expand human intelligence beyond
its natural limits has become a war-worthy cause for the Demarchists
and Conjoiners. Only vast lighthugger starships bind these squabbling
colonies together, manned by the panicky and paranoid Ultras. And the
hyperpigs just try to keep their heads down.
The rich get richer. And everyone tries not to think about the worrying
number of extinct alien civilizations turning up on the outer reaches
of settled space...because who's to say that humanity won't be next?
Set in the Revelation Space universe, this is the first short story
collection by the author who has been called "one of SF's best and most
ambitious novelists". The eight stories included in Galactic North are
"Great Wall of Mars", "Glacial", "A Spy in Europa", "Weather", "Dilation
Sleep", "Grafenwalder's Bestiary", "Nightingale", and "Galactic North".-
House of Suns:
Six million years ago, at the very dawn of the starfaring era, Abigail
Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones: the
shatterlings. Sent out into the galaxy, these shatterlings have stood
aloof as they document the rise and fall of countless human empires.
Not only are Campion and Purslane late for their 30-second reunion but
they have also brought along an amnesiac golden robot for a guest. But
the wayward shatterlings get more than the scolding they expect: they
face the discovery that someone has a very serious grudge against the
Gentian line, and there is a very real possibility of traitors in their
Pushing Ice (2005)
A novel by Alastair Reynolds
2057. Bella Lind and the crew of her nuclearpowered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice. They mine comets. But when Janus, one of Saturn's ice moons, inexplicably leaves its natural orbit and heads out of the solar system at high speed, Bella is ordered to shadow it for the few vital days before it falls forever out of reach.
In accepting this mission she sets her ship and her crew on a collision course with destiny-for Janus has many surprises in store, and not all of them are welcome...
Arthur: Alastair Reynolds
Book: Terminal World
Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
Narration: John Lee
Details: Spearpoint, the last human city, is an atmosphere-piercing spire of vast size. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different - and rigidly enforced - level of technology. Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue.
But when a near-dead angel drops onto his dissecting table, Quillon's world is wrenched apart one more time. If Quillon is to save his life, he must leave his home and journey into the cold and hostile lands beyond Spearpoint's base, starting an exile that will take him further than he could ever imagine.
Alastair Reynolds's first novel is "hard" SF on an epic scale, crammed
with technological marvels and immensities. Its events take place over
a relatively short period, but have roots a billion years old--when
the Dawn War ravaged our galaxy.
Sylveste is the only man ever to return alive and sane from a Shroud,
an enclave in space protected by awesome gravity-warping defenses: "a
folding a billion times less severe should have required more energy
than was stored in the entire rest-mass of the galaxy.
Meanwhile, the vast, decaying lightship Nostalgia for Infinity is coming
for Sylveste, whose dead father (in AI simulation) could perhaps help
the Captain, frozen near absolute zero yet still suffering monstrous
transformation by nanotech plague.
The trail leads to a neutron star where an orbiting alien construct
has defenses to challenge the Infinity's planet-wrecking superweapons.-
At the heart of this artifact, the final revelations detonate--most
satisfyingly. Dense with information and incident, this longish novel
has no surplus fat and seems almost too short.
From Publishers Weekly
This distant-past/far-future, hard sci-fi tour de force probes a galaxy-wide
enigma: why does spacefaring humanity encounter so few remnants of intelligent
life? Excavating the 900,000-year-old Amarantin civilization on its
home world, Resurgam, archaeologist Dan Sylveste discovers evidence
of a splinter cult that abandoned Resurgam for the stars but returned,
only to be swallowed up by a mysterious cataclysm that destroyed all
the Amarantins. Aboard the Nostalgia for Infinity, a vast light-hugger
ship in interstellar space, the ominous Triumvirate of cyborg starfarers
seeks Sylveste to heal its captain, afflicted by the deadly Melding
Plague, which turns once-humans into their own semisentient spaceships.
In Chasm City on the slum-ridden world of Yellowstone, assassin Ana
Khouri joins the Nostalgia's crew intent on killing Sylveste.
Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds
Named one of the best novels of the year by both Locus and Science Fiction Chronicle, Alastair Reynolds's debut Revelation Space redefined the space opera: With Chasm City, he invites you to reenter the bizarre universe of his imagination as he redefines Hell...
The once-utopian Chasm City--a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet--has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted--from the people to the very buildings they inhabit--only the most wretched sort of existence remains.
From Publishers Weekly
With this complex, thoughtful sequel to his highly praised Revelation
Space (2001), British author Reynolds confirms his place among the leaders
of the hard-science space-opera renaissance. Spreading from star to
star, humanity has split into different, competing factions. Late in
the 26th century, the group-mind Conjoiners are defeating their main
rivals, the Demarchists. Unfortunately, the Conjoiners' space exploration
has attracted the notice of an ancient swarm of machines that calls
itself the Inhibitors and that exists to destroy all biological intelligence.
The Conjoiners don't believe they can fight this new foe, so they intend
to run away and let the Inhibitors wipe out the other human tribes.
Reynolds' latest is a large, sprawling tale of war, politics, ideology
(including religion), and alien invasion. It starts with the return
to base, after 200 years, of an exploration ship filled with corpses.
Its central characters are the investigators trying to find what or
who killed the ship's occupants: A human (using the term loosely) enemy?
Aliens? A nanotech plague? As the investigation proceeds, Reynolds introduces
a galaxy's worth of technology and politics, the latter including the
faction fight that gives the book its title.
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.
But their little colony has just received an unexpected visitor: an
avenging angel with the power to lead mankind to safety - or draw down
its darkest enemy.
Details for Alastair Reynolds - The Prefect
Audio Books : Sci-Fi : Other quality : English
19:43 run time - narrated by John Lee
Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left 900 people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus. But then his investigation uncovers something far more serious than mass slaughter---a covert plot by an enigmatic entity who seeks nothing less than total control of the Glitter Band.
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