Finished “Chasm City”.
- Author: Alastair Reynolds
- First Published: May 1, 2001
- Series: Revelation Space Book 0.5
- Score: 9/10
Return to the dazzling world of Revelation Space with this British Science Fiction Award-winning space opera about a young man hell-bent on revenge on the surface of a twisted, disease-corrupted planet.
The once-utopian Chasm City – a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet – has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted – from the people to the very buildings they inhabit – only the most wretched sort of existence remains. For security operative Tanner Mirabel, it is the landscape of nightmares through which he searches for a lowlife postmortal killer. But the stakes are raised when his search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.