House of Suns by Alastair ReynoldsHouse of Suns by Alastair Reynolds

House of Suns

byAlastair Reynolds

Paperback | March 12, 2009

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A spectacular, large-scale space opera - the ultimate galaxy-spanning adventure

Six million years ago, at the very dawn of the starfaring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones: the shatterlings. Sent out into the galaxy, these shatterlings have stood aloof as they document the rise and fall of countless human empires. They meet every two hundred thousand years, to exchange news and memories of their travels with their siblings.

Campion and Purslane are not only late for their thirty-second reunion, but they have brought along an amnesiac golden robot for a guest. But the wayward shatterlings get more than the scolding they expect: they face the discovery that someone has a very serious grudge against the Gentian line, and there is a very real possibility of traitors in their midst. The surviving shatterlings have to dodge exotic weapons while they regroup to try to solve the mystery of who is persecuting them, and why - before their ancient line is wiped out of existence, forever.
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 SPA...
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Title:House of SunsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 7.88 × 5.25 × 1.39 inPublished:March 12, 2009Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0575082372

ISBN - 13:9780575082373

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Space Opera Not sure how to explain how great this novel is. Its far-future, there's robots, there's advanced civilizations. And a lot more. This was my introduction to Alastair Reynolds, and it was very impressive.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great book from Alastair. I've been reading the revelation space series and was always awed at the Grand stage that the characters would play on and the scale of time that they venture through. House of suns takes that to the next order of magnitude. Lots of classic Reynolds themes such as memory loss, trading, rewriting. Large galaxy with lack of true alien life. Trans humans.
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible story This was my first Alastair Reynolds book, and what a great choice! The story was unique and the characters were fascinating. I enjoyed every single page and can't wait to see what else he has to offer.
Date published: 2009-11-25

Editorial Reviews

'Reynolds understands and uses hard science, giving an aura of plausibility to his wildest flights of fancy. As well as visionary brilliance, Reynolds also supplies a knock-your-socks-off ending. A thrilling, mind-boggling adventure'-THE TIMES