By Alastair Reynolds
Mankind has continued centuries of bad plague and a very brutal interstellar conflict . . . yet there's nonetheless no time for peace and quiet. Stirred from aeons of sleep, the Inhibitors - historical alien killing machines - have all started the method of ridding the galaxy of its most up-to-date emergent intelligence: mankind. As a ragtag bag of refugees fleeing the 1st wave of the cull head in the direction of an it sounds as if insignificant moon light-years away, they detect an avenging angel, a lady born in ice. She has the facility to steer mankind to safeguard, and the facility to attract down their darkest enemy. And on a planet the place significant vacationing cathedrals move slowly in the direction of the treacherous fissure referred to as Absolution hole, an unsettling fact turns into obvious: to overcome one enemy, it can be essential to forge an alliance with whatever a lot, a lot worse . . .
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Suddenly a rat began chewing away at something beneath the cupboard. A big fly started up, as if it had just awoken from a long sleep, and buzzed about the room. A moth rose from Dad’s boots and circled the candle flame in a descending spiral. Dad lit a cigarette and smoked meditatively. The noise of the rat increased and other rats joined in the chewing. Mum’s face twitched. Dad said: ‘Your grandfather is completely blind now. He is the head-priest of our shrine, Priest of the God of Roads. Anyone who wants a special sacrifice for their journeys, undertakings, births, funerals, whatever, goes to him.
They shook their heads simultaneously. They just stood there, completely blockingout the light from the door. I looked at their short arms, limp at their sides, and my head nearly fell off in fright when I discovered that all of them without exception had six fingers on each hand. Then I noticed that they were barefoot and their toes were inturned like those of certain animals. They radiated a potent and frighteningdignity. I got down from the bench and ran to Madame Koto’s room and shouted that she had three strange customers.
He complained bitterly about how people ate off him and then stabbed him in the back. I had heard these complaints all my life. His cigarette burned angrily as he dredged up a fresh variation. Mum would wake up suddenly. His blistering tirade was aimed at everything. I fell asleep with Dad cursing the treachery of the world way into my dreams. When I woke up, Mum was sweating and quivering on the bed. Dad had bought malaria medicines and bitter roots which were marinated in yellow alcohol. Mum’s teeth chattered, her eyes were at odd angles, and Dad sat beside her, his bad arm folded, the blood dried on his bandaged head.
Absolution Gap (Revelation Space, Book 4) by Alastair Reynolds