Absolution Gap is the last book in Alastair Reynolds’s Revelation Space trilogy, a far-future epic of humanity’s encounter with the galactic Inhibitors. Unfortunately it is an epic disappointment.
The book starts out well enough, if a bit slowly, sidetracking into new characters, but then it kind of putters along until it runs into a brick wall with an absolutely horrid WTF ending.
If you’ve enjoyed the rest of the series—which really does take hard sf and space opera into new dimensions—you may want to avoid Absolution Gap. Or at the very least prepare yourself for disappointment.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.