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The Prefect By Alastair Reynolds

The Prefect
by Alastair Reynolds

A rollercoaster ride through the dark and turbulent universe of REVELATION SPACE: an interstellar thriller where nothing - and no one - is what they seem . . .
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The Prefect Summary


The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds

A rollercoaster ride through the dark and turbulent universe of REVELATION SPACE: an interstellar thriller where nothing - and no one - is what they seem ...Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a policeman of sorts, and one of the best. His force is Panoply, and his beat is the multi-faceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone. These days, his job is his life. 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. What he uncovers is far more serious than mere gruesome murder: a covert takeover bid by a shadowy figure, Aurora (who may once have been human but certainly isn't now), who believes the people of the Glitter Band should no longer be in charge of their own destiny. Dreyfus discovers that to save something precious, you may have to destroy part of it.

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The Prefect Reviews


aAbsorbinga]A fine provocative portrait of utopia on the brink.a
a"Locus"
a["The Prefect"] would serve as a good introduction to the entire genre for those who have never tried science fiction. Highly recommended.a
adarkermatter.com
aAn entertaining tale.a
aSFFWorld
aAn exciting high-tech tale.a
aFascination Place
"SUBLIME ENTERTAINMENT."
-"LOCUS"
"Evokes echoes of le Carr and Sayers with a liberal dash of Doctor Who."
-"PUBLISHERS WEEKLY"
"An entertaining tale."
-"SFFWORLD"
"[A] magnificently imagined world."
-"BOOKLIST"
"SUBLIME ENTERTAINMENT."
-"LOCUS"

"Evokes echoes of le Carr? and Sayers with a liberal dash of Doctor Who."
-"PUBLISHERS WEEKLY"

"An entertaining tale."
-"SFFWORLD"

"[A] magnificently imagined world."
-"BOOKLIST"

About Alastair Reynolds


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 SPACE, ABSOLUTION GAP, DIAMOND DOGS and CENTURY RAIN were shortlisted for the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD and CHASM CITY won the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD.

You can learn more by visiting www.alastairreynolds.com, or by following @AquilaRift on twitter.

Additional information

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The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds
Alastair Reynolds
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2007-01-01
512
0575082186
9780575082182
Short-listed for British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel 2008 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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