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Elysium Fire : Prefect Dreyfus Emergency - Alastair Reynolds

Elysium Fire

Prefect Dreyfus Emergency

Paperback Published: 23rd January 2018
ISBN: 9780316555678
Number Of Pages: 432

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Elysium Fire is a smoldering tale of murderers, secret cultists, tampered memories, and unthinkable power, of bottomless corruption and overpowering idealism from the king of modern space opera.

Ten thousand city-state habitats orbit the planet Yellowstone, forming a near-perfect democratic human paradise.

But even utopia needs a police force. For the citizens of the Glitter Band that organization is Panoply, and the prefects are its operatives.

Prefect Tom Dreyfus has a new emergency on his hands. Across the habitats and their hundred million citizens, people are dying suddenly and randomly, victims of a bizarre and unprecedented malfunction of their neural implants. And these "melters" leave no clues behind as to the cause of their deaths...

As panic rises in the populace, a charismatic figure is sowing insurrection, convincing a small but growing number of habitats to break away from the Glitter Band and form their own independent colonies.

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"Elysium Fire is a tremendously assured read, a fast-paced page-turner that delivers a well thought out story and characters you'll come to care about."--The Guardian (UK) "Reynolds combines depth in characterization and dazzling hard-science applications to keep the reader turning pages."--Booklist "This novel's ideas are mind-stretching, including a limbo where copies of the dead can be kept and interrogated, and a chillingly mischievous AI that tempts and mocks Dreyfus. The big concepts and complex story effectively pull readers into intriguing speculation about human identity and potential."--Publishers Weekly "[Reynolds] is the most gifted hard SF writers working today." --Publishers Weekly on Beyond the Aquila Rift "Heir to writers like Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, Reynolds keeps up the tradition of forward thinking... An immensely thrilling, mind-bending piece of work." --AV Club on House of Suns "[Reynolds is] a mastersinger of the space opera." --The Times (UK) on Blue Remembered Earth "One of the giants of the new British space opera." --io9 on Alastair Reynolds "A leading light of the new British space opera." --Los Angeles Review of Books on Alastair Reynolds "Revenger is classic Reynolds-that is to say, top of the line science fiction, where characters are matched beautifully with ideas and have to find their place in a complex future. More!"--Greg Bear on Revenger "A swashbuckling thriller--Pirates of the Caribbean meets Firefly--that nevertheless combines the author's trademark hard SF with effective, coming-of-age characterization."--The Guardian on Revenger

ISBN: 9780316555678
ISBN-10: 0316555673
Series: Prefect Dreyfus Emergency
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 23rd January 2018
Publisher: Orbit
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.41

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