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Slow Bullets

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From the author of the Revelation Space series comes an interstellar adventure of war, identity, betrayal, and the preservation of civilization itself. A vast conflict, one that has encompassed hundreds of worlds and solar systems, appears to be finally at an end. A conscripted soldier is beginning to consider her life after the war and the family she has left behind. But for Scur - and for humanity - peace is not to be. On the brink of the ceasefire, Scur is captured by a renegade war criminal, and left for dead in the ruins of a bunker. She revives aboard a prisoner transport vessel. Something has gone terribly wrong with the ship. Passengers - combatants from both sides of the war - are waking up from hibernation far too soon. Their memories, embedded in bullets, are the only links to a world which is no longer recognizable. And Scur will be reacquainted with her old enemy, but with much higher stakes than just her own life.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 140 x 196 x 21mm | 278g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 147321842X
  • 9781473218420
  • 298,828

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A Rousing drama of revenge. GUARDIAN A splendid novella from one of the world's top science fiction writers. The SUN A compelling adventure story about people trying to make something worthwhile, after lives spent only on destruction. MORNING STAR Characteristic razor-sharp dialogue, attention to scientific detail and a plot that rattles along with nary a chance to draw a breath. STARBURST Once again, Alastair Reynolds has produced a fascinating work of fiction that grips the imagination. THE BOOK BEARD Impressive The Book Bagshow more

About Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St Andrews Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. He stopped working as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency to become a full-time writer. REVELATION SPACE and PUSHING ICE were shortlisted for the ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD; REVELATION SPACE, ABSOLUTION GAP, DIAMOND DOGS and CENTURY RAIN were shortlisted for the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD and CHASM CITY won the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD. You can learn more by visiting www.alastairreynolds.com, or by following @AquilaRift on twitter.show more

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2,199 ratings
3.57 out of 5 stars
5 14% (303)
4 41% (901)
3 36% (795)
2 8% (168)
1 1% (32)
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