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Elysium Fire

Elysium Fire

 

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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Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy / Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure

On Sale: January 23rd 2018

Price: $9.99 / $12.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 432

ISBN-13: 9780316555661

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Praise

"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

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"Reynolds combines depth in characterization and dazzling hard-science applications to keep the reader turning pages."—Booklist

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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)

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"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

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"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

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"A leading light of the new British space opera."
Los Angeles Review of Books on Alastair Reynolds

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"One of the giants of the new British space opera."
io9 on Alastair Reynolds

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"[Reynolds is] a mastersinger of the space opera."
The Times (UK) on Blue Remembered Earth

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"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

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"[Reynolds] is the most gifted hard SF writers working today."
Publishers Weekly on Beyond the Aquila Rift

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