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"Night Passage" is a short story set in the Revelation Space universe.


A crippled ship, a Big Unidentified Thing in deep space, treachery and more. [1]

The story follows the experiences of Ultra Rauma Bernsdottir of the lighthugger Equinoctial, carrying a group of Conjoiner passengers. The ship runs into an area of space exhibiting the Shroud phenomennon - the first such mysterious area of space encountered by humanity.

Publication history[]

It was first published by Titan Books in 2017, as part of an anthology of space opera themed short stories by various anglophone authors, titled Infinite Stars (ed Bryan Thomas Schmidt). In 2018, it was also published in that year's anthology annual The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection, by St Martins/Griffin (ed Gardner Dozois). [2] [3] [4]



See also[]

Revelation Space series
A Prefect Dreyfus Emergency
(crime fiction series, 2007-present)
Aurora Rising (2007) | Open and Shut (short story midquel, 2018) | Elysium Fire (2018)
Chasm City
(standalone novel, 2001)
Inhibitor trilogy
(main novel series, 2000-2003)
Revelation Space (2000) | Redemption Ark (2002) | Absolution Gap (2003)

Galactic North
(2006, short stories)
Great Wall of Mars | Glacial | A Spy in Europa | Weather
Dilation Sleep | Grafenwalder's Bestiary | Nightingale | Galactic North
Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days
(2003, novellas)
Diamond Dogs | Turquoise Days
Other anthologies
Deep Navigation (2010) - Monkey Suit (2009)
Beyond the Aquila Rift (2016) - The Last Log of the Lachrimosa (2014)
Infinite Stars (2017) - Night Passage (2017)

Subterranean Press Magazine (2014, summer issue) - The Last Log of the Lachrimosa (2014)
Gollancz / Hachette UK (2018) - Open and Shut (2018)

Revelation Space universe | Alastair Reynolds | Websites
Cultural and scientific references | Adaptations | Translations
Book cover art | Fan art

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