"Epic SF at its' best"
Over two decades ago Clavain, Scorpio and refugees landed
on the Pattern Juggler world of Ararat. Over time Clavain
and Scorpio led the development of a thriving community.
However, in the past half a year, Clavain has become
increasingly reclusive and neglectful of his duties until
lights in the sky proclaim that their enemy, the
Inhibitors, apparently have found them. Now they must
flee their haven choosing a moon that orbits a weird gas
On the moon Hela, exists the strange Quaichist cult with
their enormous movable Cathedrals. The cult with their
movable cathedrals follows the track of the gas giant
Haldora that the satelite orbits. Clavain and his exiles
arrive at Haldora where they will either save humanity
from the Inhibitors or enable the enemy to complete the
The final tale of the Revelation Space trilogy is an
entertaining science fiction tale that will please readers
who prefer a cerebral tale with limited military action.
The story line contains several brilliantly developed
concepts that will send many readers comparing the fate of
the protagonists with that of our earth-bound mankind's
providence. Action seekers will find the pace slow and
the battle warriors will wonder why there are such short
abrupt skirmishes. Still ABSOLUTION GAP is an intriguing
look at religion, war, societies, and economics in outer
space, just more passively highbrow than active exploits.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 3, 2004