The Prefect (Revelation Space) [Alastair Reynolds] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Critically-acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds creates. With his latest novel Alastair Reynolds has, not for the first time, produced a For me, at least, The Prefect was a make-or-break book and. The seventh novel set in Reynolds’s Revelation Space milieu (most recently encountered in his collection Galactic North) is a fascinating.

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My only small complaint may be with the ultimate solution with The Clockmaker and Aurora. A giant computer network runs thousands of polls everyday to decide the general actions of the Glitter Band as a whole. The story is fantastic. As in any novel of good length, the action and scope do not only involve this man.

The Prefect has many awesome technologies and weapons to drool over. If you liked Reynolds’s Chasm City, reynoles you will like The Prefect, although I think that Reynolds does himself preffect disservice by having multiple povs.

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As in his other books, Reynolds spends the first half of the book layering things and setting a tone. Certainly I have never written a book that was published and neither, I suspect, have you.

There are two monsters in this Revelation Space entry that make it quite easy to add this Sci-Fi novel to my Horror shelf. The Prefect has many awesome characters, starting with our main tbe Tom Dreyfus.

The Prefect is thoughtfully and creatively designed, deceptively complex, and just plain well executed.

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There is no way for any author to maintain a feverish intensity for the entire last two-thirds. Unfortunately, that point was only pages into a page novel. A murderous attack against a Glitter Band habitat is nasty, but it looks to be an open-and-shut case – until Dreyfus starts looking under some stones that some very powerful people would really rather stayed unturned.

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The habitats of the Glitter Band satellites around planet Yellowstone are part of a libertarian demarchy democratic anarchywhich means constant polls of everyone about everything. The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds. See all 3 questions about The Prefect…. By the time of the main trilogy Revelation SpaceRedemption Arkand Absolution Gapthe Glitter Band of 10, orbitals has already been destroyed by the corrosive Melding Plague, so we see only its wrecked af The Prefect: Well let me tell you, even if some of those points ring true at times, there is no denying that Reynolds is a masterful storyteller and a giant 5 Stars The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds is a nearly perfect book to me.

Oct 02, Guillermo rated it it was amazing. For those already familiar with the Revelation Space Universe and I would recommend reading the first Revelation Space book and possibly Chasm City first, before getting to this book our story is set in the Glitter Bandodd years before it gets hit by the Melding Plague and turns into the Rust Belt.

I liked her, but her storyline didn’t grip me like Tom’s.

There were a couple of annoying glitches in the plot, particularly towards the end, when a spectacularly dangerous prisoner reynoles inexplicably left unguarded and therefore causes a predictable amount of trouble.

And it was worth my time, which, ultimately, is one of the best compliments I can pay.

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Prefect Dreyfus Emergency 1Revelation Space 0. It exists in its own dedicated habitat, governed by a lightly armed force of Prefects. Each to their own, I say. At one point, for example, Ng gives a little pep talk: Banks’s Use Tye Weapons. Something similar is true of the characterisation.

Open Preview See a Problem? Or, perhaps, his publisher demands a higher page count, and he stretches things out, pours on a thick layer of molasses, then just gives up in the last pages altogether. The characters are a little predictable, though likeable: I know that some reviewers may have different rankings on each book, but taken as a series they are a major contribution rfynolds literature.

The Prefect does just that. The Prefect, first published inby Welsh author Alastair Reynolds, is a stand alone prsfect but a part of his larger Revelation Space universe of stories and novels.

Preect this it was perhaps an unwise structural choice to start the novel from Ng’s weaker viewpoint and then to alternate chapters between her and Dreyfus. October 2, at 3: I’m Al, now a Goodreads author.

Alastaif review, but I thought Pushing Ice was an absolute masterpiece, and the kind of novel that most authors don’t right anymore. It’s not the best, but its good, and its exciting. View all 5 comments. However, the characterizations are sha I am frankly surprised at how much I enjoyed this, because I instantly disliked the prose style.

If you like “hard” sci-fi and the work of authors like Hamilton, Reynolds and Neal Asheryou will almost definitely enjoy The Prefect.

It turns out that far more powerful forces are at work. Dreyfus meets with the Clockmaker, who reveals that he is actually Philip Lascaille, a character in Revelation Space who was believed to have committed suicide after meeting with the Shroudersbut was in fact scanned to produce a simulation, which was sent back to the Shrouders, who turned it into the Clockmaker. Although Aumonier ordered it shut down, she now believes its members relocated the Clockmaker to Reynolrs.

Some of my books and stories are set in a consistent f I’m Al, now a Goodreads author.