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The '''Revelation Space universe''' (RSU) is the moniker traditionally given to the setting of [[Alastair Reynolds]]' Revelation Space series. The Revelation Space fictional universe depicts a fictional [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_history future history] of humanity, within the trappings of a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_opera space opera] milieu that has a generally [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_science_fiction hard science fiction] focus.
 
The '''Revelation Space universe''' (RSU) is the moniker traditionally given to the setting of [[Alastair Reynolds]]' Revelation Space series. The Revelation Space fictional universe depicts a fictional [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_history future history] of humanity, within the trappings of a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_opera space opera] milieu that has a generally [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_science_fiction hard science fiction] focus.
   
Reynolds' RS narratives are considered part of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_opera#cite_ref-Hartwell_4-9 wave of "New Space Opera"] works, by mostly British science fiction authors, which began roughly in the late 1990s and continued throughout the early decades of the 21st century. The series' publication history spans some three decades, from its first short story in 1990 to its latest novel in 2018.
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Reynolds' RS narratives are considered part of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_opera#cite_ref-Hartwell_4-9 wave of "New Space Opera"] works, by mostly British science fiction authors, which began roughly in the late 1990s and continued throghout the early decades of the 21st century. The series' publication history spans some three decades, from its first short story in 1990 to its latest novel in 2018.
   
 
The series chronicles gradual human exploration and settlement of the Solar System and nearby interstellar space, as well as the technological, political and social turmoil and complexity involved in the process. Most works set in the RS universe span a timeframe from the late 22nd century to the 27th century, i.e. within the later parts of the third millennium, but some of the furthest dates explored in the series go as far as ca 40 000 AD.
 
The series chronicles gradual human exploration and settlement of the Solar System and nearby interstellar space, as well as the technological, political and social turmoil and complexity involved in the process. Most works set in the RS universe span a timeframe from the late 22nd century to the 27th century, i.e. within the later parts of the third millennium, but some of the furthest dates explored in the series go as far as ca 40 000 AD.
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