Galactic North ) is a fascinating hybrid of spa"/>
 

The Prefect

Alastair Reynolds, Author
Alastair Reynolds, Author . Ace $25.95 (410p) ISBN 978-0-441-01591-7
Open Ebook - 978-1-4406-3788-9
Paperback - 502 pages - 978-0-575-08218-2
Open Ebook - 978-1-101-39154-9
Open Ebook - 416 pages - 978-1-4362-4158-8
Peanut Press/Palm Reader - 416 pages - 978-1-4362-4159-5
Mass Market Paperbound - 563 pages - 978-0-441-01722-5
Hardcover - 410 pages - 978-0-575-07716-4
Hardcover - 410 pages - 978-0-575-07818-5
MP3 CD - 978-1-4001-5961-1
Compact Disc - 978-1-4001-3961-3
Compact Disc - 978-1-4001-0961-6
Show other formats
FORMATS

The seventh novel set in Reynolds's Revelation Space milieu (most recently encountered in his 2007 collection Galactic North ) is a fascinating hybrid of space opera, police procedural and character study. One of the 10,000 colony habitats of the utopian Glitter Band has been destroyed, and title character Tom Dreyfus, a cop who patrols the Glitter Band beat, is assigned to learn whodunit and why. Meanwhile, his protégé, Thalia Ng, shepherds a supposedly minor series of software upgrades on several other habitats, while Dreyfus's superiors oust their leader, ostensibly for her own good. Reynolds unfolds revelations layer by onionskin layer, supplying enough detail to imply a novel's worth of unwritten backstory without ever obscuring the stakes and personalities. The high-quality characterization more than compensates for the slightly too shadowy villains. This is solid British SF adventure, evoking echoes of le Carré and Sayers with a liberal dash of Doctor Who . (June)

The Best Books, Emailed Every Week
Tip Sheet!
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X