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Elysium Fire

  • Author
    • Alastair Reynolds
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  • Published: Nov 01 2018
  • Pages: 432
  • 196 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9780575090613
Featuring Inspector Dreyfus - one of Alastair Reynolds most popular characters - this is a fast paced SF crime story, combining a futuristic setting with a gripping tale of technology, revolution and revenge.

One citizen died a fortnight ago. Two a week ago. Four died yesterday . . . and unless the cause can be found - and stopped - within the next four months, everyone will be dead. For the Prefects, the hunt for a silent, hidden killer is on . . .

Alastair Reynolds has returned to the world of The Prefect for this stand-alone SF mystery in which no one is safe. The technological implants which connect every citizen to each other have become murder weapons, and no one knows who or what the killer is - or who the next targets will be. But their reach is spreading, and time is not on the Prefects' side.
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Press Reviews

  • SFX
    a novel that works brilliantly as a space adventure and also reads, touchingly, almost as an atheist's reflection on why a kind of optimistic agnosticism may be a useful approach to finding contentment
  • Sci-Fi Now
    It's grand, involving and full of light and wonder. Poseidon's Wake is one of the best sci-fi novels of the year
  • Upcoming 4 Me
    his finest moment yet and a glorious conclusion of the trilogy. A wonderful book and best that British SF has to offer at the moment
  • Geek Chocolate
    Although a long book, with so much story to fit in there is a brevity to the text which makes it an easy read which can be enjoyed as a standalone even though it satisfactorily revisits and resolves the majority of the threads from the previous novels
  • SF&F Reviews
    a well realised sci-fi universe, with plausible character
  • For Winter's Nights
    Having completed the trilogy I now want to return to its beginning and re-read. Alastair Reynolds is one of my very favourite authors, every book is a much-anticipated event, and withPoseidon's Wake he shows yet again why that is. I loved every single page.
  • THE SUN
    Transhumans, talking elephants, inscrutable aliens and good old fashioned spaceship fights all contribute to a breathtaking adventure
  • The Guardian
    A well-paced, complex story replete with intrigue, invention and an optimism uncommon in contemporary SF
  • LIBRARY JOURNAL
    A vivid universe with beautiful settings and engaging, dynamic characters ...Fans of sf will definitely want to pick up this title, especially if they also enjoy mysteries or police procedurals.
  • DAILY MAIL
    An utterly involving thriller, with a mystery that unfolds under steely control.
  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
    Intriguing speculation about human identity and potential.
  • BOOKLIST
    Reynolds combines depth in characterization and dazzling hard-science applications to keep the reader turning pages.
  • SF REVU
    Possibly the best space opera I've read.
  • LOCUS
    A revelation that satisfies the demands of SF and mystery.
  • SF AND F REVIEWS
    If you're looking for a cracking sci-fi mystery, pick this one up.
  • SFX
    Reynolds has not only rise to the challenge, but upped the ante.
  • GEEK SYNDICATE
    Incredible story telling and all plaudits are greatly deserved.
  • GUARDIAN
    A tremendously assured read, a fast-paced page-turner that delivers a well thought out story.
  • SCIFINOW
    Cerebral but gripping, Elysium Fire is a must for Reynolds fans and a recommended read.