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In 2566, after Khouri has successfully infiltrated the crew of the ''Nostalgia for Infinity'' as the ship's new gunnery officer, the ship arrives in orbit around Resurgam. Desperate to secure Sylveste's expertise to help cure their captain, triumvirs Volyova, [[Sajaki]] and [[Abdul Hegazi|Hegazi]] demand the fledgling Resurgam civilisation turn Sylveste over to them. When the government of the small human colony balks, Volyova reminds them of the power at the disposal of her massive ship by apparently wiping out one of the planet's settlements with a single discharge of the ''Infinity'''s weapons.
 
In 2566, after Khouri has successfully infiltrated the crew of the ''Nostalgia for Infinity'' as the ship's new gunnery officer, the ship arrives in orbit around Resurgam. Desperate to secure Sylveste's expertise to help cure their captain, triumvirs Volyova, [[Sajaki]] and [[Abdul Hegazi|Hegazi]] demand the fledgling Resurgam civilisation turn Sylveste over to them. When the government of the small human colony balks, Volyova reminds them of the power at the disposal of her massive ship by apparently wiping out one of the planet's settlements with a single discharge of the ''Infinity'''s weapons.
   
Fearing the consequences of defying the Ultras for a second time, and knowing full well the starship is capable of destroying all human life on the planet, Resurgam's government hands over Sylveste, who travels to orbit accompanied by his wife, [[Pascale Girardieau|Pascale]].
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Fearing the consequences of defying the Ultras for a second time, and knowing full well the starship is capable of destroying all human life on the planet, Resurgam's government hands over Sylveste, who travels to orbit accompanied by his wife, [[Pascale Girardieau]].
   
 
Once aboard, however, Sylveste turns the tables—he informs the triumvirs that he has [[Pin-head munitions|antimatter bombs]] hidden inside the implants in his artificial eyes. A detonation from one of those anti-matter bombs would be enough to destroy the ''Nostalgia for Infinity''. Emboldened, Sylveste makes a deal with the crew—he will attempt to cure their captain in exchange for them using their ship to take him closer to [[Cerberus]], a planet near Resurgam that carried particular significance for the Amarantin civilisation.
 
Once aboard, however, Sylveste turns the tables—he informs the triumvirs that he has [[Pin-head munitions|antimatter bombs]] hidden inside the implants in his artificial eyes. A detonation from one of those anti-matter bombs would be enough to destroy the ''Nostalgia for Infinity''. Emboldened, Sylveste makes a deal with the crew—he will attempt to cure their captain in exchange for them using their ship to take him closer to [[Cerberus]], a planet near Resurgam that carried particular significance for the Amarantin civilisation.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.alastairreynolds.com/release/revelation-space/ Official article on ''Revelation Space''] at [http://www.alastairreynolds.com/ Alastair Reynolds' website]
 
 
*[https://www.gollancz.co.uk/titles/alastair-reynolds/revelation-space/9780575087743/ Official site of ''Revelation Space''] at [https://www.gollancz.co.uk/ Gollancz.co.uk]
 
*[https://www.gollancz.co.uk/titles/alastair-reynolds/revelation-space/9780575087743/ Official site of ''Revelation Space''] at [https://www.gollancz.co.uk/ Gollancz.co.uk]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revelation_Space ''Revelation Space''] article at [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Wikipedia]
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* [http://www.sfbrp.com/archives/140 Audio review and discussion of Revelation Space] at ''[http://www.sfbrp.com/ The Science Fiction Book Review Podcast]''
* Author's blog
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* [http://www.sfreviews.net/revelationspace_b.html SFNet review]
**''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2013/10/two-trunks.html Two Trunks]'' (15 October 2013) - discussing his first two written, unpublished science fiction novels from the 1980s (''A Union World'' and ''Dominant Species'')
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* [http://www.sfsite.com/10b/rs114.htm SF Site review]
**''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2012/10/it-was-twenty-years-ago-today.html It was twenty years ago today]'' (5 October 2012) - discussing the history of the first drafts for what later became the novel ''Revelation Space''
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* [http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/nonfiction/revspace.htm Infinity Plus review]
**''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2015/12/closing-contact.html Closing Contact]'' (18 December 2015) - discussing the early 1990s prototype for what later became the novel ''Revelation Space''
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* [http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2004/04/review-revelation-space-by-alastair-reynolds/ SF Signal review]
* Reviews
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* [http://upcoming4.me/news/book-news/cover-art-history-alastair-reynolds-revelation-space Revelation Space cover art gallery at Upcoming4.me]
** [http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/nonfiction/revspace.htm Infinity Plus review] (by Keith Brooke) at [http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/ InfinityPlus.co.uk]
 
**[http://www.sfbrp.com/archives/140 ''Revelation Space'' audio review] at [http://www.sfbrp.com/ The Science Fiction Book Review Podcast]
 
** [http://www.sfreviews.net/revelationspace_b.html SFNet review]
 
** [http://www.sfsite.com/10b/rs114.htm SF Site review]
 
** [http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2004/04/review-revelation-space-by-alastair-reynolds/ SF Signal review]
 
 
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