“Absolution Gap is a good as it gets, and should solidify Alastair Reynolds’ reputation as one of the best hard SF writers in the field.”-SF Site
In the third book in legendary author, Alastair Reynolds’s Revelation Space trilogy, the last remnants of humanity realize that their only chance for survival may mean forging an alliance with a greater and even more mysterious alien force.
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. Their leadership is faltering, and their situation is growing more desperate. 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.
And as she leads them to an apparently insignificant moon light-years away, it begins to dawn on Clavain and his companions that to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much worse…