Alastair Reynolds is back with a brand-new novel, Inhibitor Phase, an epic space opera set in the Revelation Space universe. We are so, so ready for it, and can’t wait for you to get your hands on it. Out 26 August, it’s only a few short months to wait . . . Meantime, feast upon its glorious cover, designed by the ever-talented Blacksheep.
In Revelation Space there is one great danger to life. The Inhibitors, who are determined to exterminate it. If life is to survive, then the Inhibitors will have to be faced at last. . .
Miguel de Ruyter is a man with a past.
Fleeing the ‘wolves’ – the xenocidal alien machines known as Inhibitors – he has protected his family and community from attack for forty years, sheltering in the caves of an airless, battered world called Michaelmas. The slightest hint of human activity could draw the wolves to their home, to destroy everything … utterly. Which is how Miguel finds himself on a one-way mission with his own destructive mandate: to eliminate a passing ship, before it can bring unwanted attention down on them.
Only something goes wrong.
There’s a lone survivor.
And she knows far more about Miguel than she’s letting on . . .
Ranging from the depths of space to the deeps of Pattern Juggler waters, from nervous, isolated communities to the ruins of empire, this is a stealthy space opera from an author at the top of his game.