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''Main overview: '''[[:Category:Organisation|Organisations]]'''''
 
''Main overview: '''[[:Category:Organisation|Organisations]]'''''
   
''Please see the main links for more detailed information on the fictional universe's cast of characters (of various species, factions and groups, in various time periods).''
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''Please see the main links for more detailed information on the fictional universe's cast of characters, factions and groups (of various species and groups, in various time periods).''
   
 
== Works set in the Revelation Space universe ==
 
== Works set in the Revelation Space universe ==
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'''Description:''' A collection of short stories from the Revelation Space universe, from its earliest explored eras, to some of the most far-future periods seen in the setting to date. Most of the stories are standalone, but some have continuity with each other, or with the novels and novellas set in the same universe. Three of the short stories were first published in this anthology, five others had previously first appeared in science fiction magazines (Interzone, Spectrum SF).<br>
 
'''Description:''' A collection of short stories from the Revelation Space universe, from its earliest explored eras, to some of the most far-future periods seen in the setting to date. Most of the stories are standalone, but some have continuity with each other, or with the novels and novellas set in the same universe. Three of the short stories were first published in this anthology, five others had previously first appeared in science fiction magazines (Interzone, Spectrum SF).<br>
 
'''Works:'''
 
'''Works:'''
*''[[Great Wall of Mars]]'' (Spectrum SF 1, 2000)
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*''[[The Great Wall of Mars]]'' (Spectrum SF 1, 2000)
 
*''[[Glacial]]'' (Spectrum SF 5, 2001)
 
*''[[Glacial]]'' (Spectrum SF 5, 2001)
 
*''[[A Spy in Europa]]'' (Interzone 120, 1997)
 
*''[[A Spy in Europa]]'' (Interzone 120, 1997)
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''Other anthologies''<br>
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''Other anthologies or published in magazines''<br>
 
'''Description:''' Other anthologies that have featured Reynolds' short stories and novellas from the Revelation Space universe, but were not focused solely on that setting.<br>
 
'''Description:''' Other anthologies that have featured Reynolds' short stories and novellas from the Revelation Space universe, but were not focused solely on that setting.<br>
 
'''Works:'''
 
'''Works:'''
 
*''[[Monkey Suit]]'' (2010) - ''[[Deep Navigation]]'' anthology
 
*''[[Monkey Suit]]'' (2010) - ''[[Deep Navigation]]'' anthology
*''[[Great Wall of Mars]]'', ''[[Weather]]'', ''[[Diamond Dogs]]'', ''[[The Last Log of the Lachrimosa]]'' (2016) - ''[[Beyond the Aquila Rift]]'' anthology
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*''[[The Last Log of the Lachrimosa]]'' (2014) - Subterranean Press Magazine's final issue (summer 2014)
*''[[Night Passage]]'' (2017) - ''[[Infinite Stars]]'' anthology
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*''[[The Great Wall of Mars]]'', ''[[Weather]]'', ''[[Diamond Dogs]]'' (2016) - ''Beyond the Aquila Rift'' anthology
   
 
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'''b.) Standalone short stories and novellas (overview)'''
 
'''b.) Standalone short stories and novellas (overview)'''
   
These are short stories and novellas that don't have deeper continuity ties.
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This list focuses on stories that don't have deeper continuity ties.
 
*''[[Weather]]'' (short story)
 
*''[[Weather]]'' (short story)
 
*''[[Dilation Sleep]]'' (short story)
 
*''[[Dilation Sleep]]'' (short story)
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Some short stories and novellas that share characters and deeper continuty (listed chronologically):<br>
 
Some short stories and novellas that share characters and deeper continuty (listed chronologically):<br>
*The short stories ''[[Great Wall of Mars]]'' and ''[[Glacial]]'' offer insights into the origins and history of the [[Conjoiners]] as a faction, and share characters such as [[Galiana]], [[Felka]] and [[Nevil Clavain]].
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*The short stories ''[[The Great Wall of Mars]]'' and ''[[Glacial]]'' offer insights into the origins and history of the [[Conjoiners]] as a faction, and share characters such as [[Galiana]], [[Felka]] and [[Nevil Clavain]].
 
*''[[A Spy in Europa]]'' and ''[[Grafenwalder's Bestiary]]'' share some story and setting elements, though their casts of characters are unrelated.
 
*''[[A Spy in Europa]]'' and ''[[Grafenwalder's Bestiary]]'' share some story and setting elements, though their casts of characters are unrelated.
 
*The shady scientist [[Dr. Trintignant]] is a major character in the novella ''[[Diamond Dogs]]'' and then in the short story ''[[Grafenwalder's Bestiary]]'', set some time after the events of the novella.
 
*The shady scientist [[Dr. Trintignant]] is a major character in the novella ''[[Diamond Dogs]]'' and then in the short story ''[[Grafenwalder's Bestiary]]'', set some time after the events of the novella.
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There are three short stories that can provide further insight into the events and character backstories of the [[:Category:Inhibitor trilogy|Inhibitor trilogy]] novels:
 
There are three short stories that can provide further insight into the events and character backstories of the [[:Category:Inhibitor trilogy|Inhibitor trilogy]] novels:
*''[[Great Wall of Mars]]'' and ''[[Glacial]]'' focus on the earlier personal history and adventures of Nevil Clavain, Galiana and Felka, who become major characters in the trilogy, starting with the second novel, ''[[Redemption Ark]]''.
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*''[[The Great Wall of Mars]]'' and ''[[Glacial]]'' focus on the earlier personal history and adventures of Nevil Clavain, Galiana and Felka, who become major characters in the trilogy, starting with the second novel, ''[[Redemption Ark]]''.
 
*The events of the short story ''[[Galactic North (short story)|Galactic North]]'' partly overlap with the (particularly latter) events of the Inhibitor trilogy, especially those detailed in ''[[Absolution Gap]]''.
 
*The events of the short story ''[[Galactic North (short story)|Galactic North]]'' partly overlap with the (particularly latter) events of the Inhibitor trilogy, especially those detailed in ''[[Absolution Gap]]''.
   
 
It is ''not'' necessary to read the above three stories to complement the main novel trilogy, but they do add more clarification to the events, characters and situations.
 
It is ''not'' necessary to read the above three stories to complement the main novel trilogy, but they do add more clarification to the events, characters and situations.
 
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==== '''1.3 Published in magazines and chapbooks''' ====
 
 
For the "completionist"-minded, here is an overview of the series' [[:Category:Stories|short stories and novellas]], in order of their first publication in various magazines and chapbooks. (Please note that many of the RSU short fiction first appeared directly in book anthologies and was not previously published in a magazine before being published in a book.)
 
 
*''[[Dilation Sleep]]'' - Interzone 39 (1990)
 
*''[[A Spy in Europa]]'' - Interzone 120 (1997)
 
*''[[Galactic North (short story)|Galactic North]]'' - Interzone 145 (1999)
 
*''[[Great Wall of Mars]]'' - Spectrum SF 1 (2000)
 
*''[[Glacial]]'' - Spectrum SF 5 (2001)
 
*''[[The Last Log of the Lachrimosa]]'' - Subterranean Press Magazine's final issue (summer 2014)
 
   
 
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===2.) RS works by chronology===
 
===2.) RS works by chronology===
   
Some of the stories don't have strict information on the dates and years they occur in, but can be inferred by the events and situtations described.
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''Some of the stories don't have strict information on the dates and years they occur in, but can be inferred by the events and situtations described.''
   
 
*''[[The Great Wall of Mars]]'' (short story)
 
*''[[The Great Wall of Mars]]'' (short story)
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*''[[Galactic North (short story)|Galactic North]]'' (short story, ''latest events'')
 
*''[[Galactic North (short story)|Galactic North]]'' (short story, ''latest events'')
   
Please also see the [[Timeline]] article, for more information on the chronology of the RS universe and how the individual stories fit into said chronology.
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Please also see the [[Timeline]] article, for more information on the chronology of the universe and how the individual stories fit into it.
   
 
== Adaptations ==
 
== Adaptations ==
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=== Development history ===
 
=== Development history ===
   
Alastair Reynolds has detailed the origins and evolution of the Revelation Space series and its universe in a number of older and newer [[Websites#Online_articles.2C_interviews_et_al|interviews]], as well as in the Afterword of the ''[[Galactic North]]'' anthology and several other published works of the series.
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Alastair Reynolds has detailed the origins and evolution of the Revelation Space series and its universe in a number of older and newer interviews, as well as in the Afterword of the ''[[Galactic North]]'' anthology and several other published works of the series.
   
Some articles from Reynolds' official website providing insight into his creative roots and influences as a writer:
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Some articles from his blog that shine a light into the early development of the series are:
*''[http://www.alastairreynolds.com/about/formative-years/ Me in a nutshell]'' - Reynolds on his formative years as a writer, on authors and works that influenced his own science fiction prose
 
*''[http://www.alastairreynolds.com/stories/ Stories]'' - Reynolds on his short story writing track record and personal history (for the interested, [http://www.alastairreynolds.com/stories/list-of-published-stories/ here's a list] of all published Reynolds short fiction to date)
 
 
Some articles from Reynolds' blog that shine a light into the early development of the series are:
 
 
*''[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'')
 
*''[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'')
 
*''[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]]''
 
*''[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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*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2011/01/scifi-now-and-other-goings-on.html SciFi Now and other goings on]'' (28 January 2011)
 
*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2011/01/scifi-now-and-other-goings-on.html SciFi Now and other goings on]'' (28 January 2011)
 
*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2011/06/cryo-arithmetic-engines.html Cryo-arithmetic engines?]'' (7 June 2011)
 
*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2011/06/cryo-arithmetic-engines.html Cryo-arithmetic engines?]'' (7 June 2011)
*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2011/06/onto-book-2.html Onto book 2]'' (21 June 2011)
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*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2011/06/onto-book-2.html Onto book 2]]'' (21 June 2011)
 
*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2012/10/exhaust-gases.html Exhaust gases]'' (4 October 2012)
 
*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2012/10/exhaust-gases.html Exhaust gases]'' (4 October 2012)
 
*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-compass.html A compass]'' (4 December 2012)
 
*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-compass.html A compass]'' (4 December 2012)
 
*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2013/02/map-of-revelation-space-universe.html Map of the Revelation Space universe]'' (19 February 2013) - on a fan map by R. Terrett
 
*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2013/02/map-of-revelation-space-universe.html Map of the Revelation Space universe]'' (19 February 2013) - on a fan map by R. Terrett
 
*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-same-old-same-old.html The same old same old]'' (29 May 2015)
 
*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-same-old-same-old.html The same old same old]'' (29 May 2015)
*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2018/10/oh-atlanta.html Oh, Atlanta]'' (23 October 2018) - on how some swooping elevators in Atlanta might have inspired [[Ilia Volyova|Volyova]]'s elevator ride in an early chapter of ''Revelation Space''
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*''[https://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2018/10/oh-atlanta.html Oh, Atlanta]'' (23 October 2018) - how some swooping elevators in Atlanta might have inspired [[Ilia Volyova|Volyova]]'s elevator ride
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* Arthur C. Clarke's works (especially pre-1980s) - cited as a general early influence within the context of literary science fiction, and a possible influence on Reynolds' later hard science fiction leanings after maturing as a short story and early novel writer
 
* Arthur C. Clarke's works (especially pre-1980s) - cited as a general early influence within the context of literary science fiction, and a possible influence on Reynolds' later hard science fiction leanings after maturing as a short story and early novel writer
* ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Known_Space Known Space]'' (1964-), book series and its universe, by Larry Niven - cited as fostering Reynolds' love for the idea of an interconnected, detailed, but varied future history. Also cited as an influence on creative alien species and civilisations. <ref>Afterword, ''[[Galactic North]]'' anthology, Gollancz, 2006</ref>
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* ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Known_Space Known Space]'' book series and its universe, by Larry Niven - cited as fostering Reynolds' love for the idea of an interconnected, detailed, but varied future history; also an influence on creative alien species and civilisations
* ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schismatrix Schismatrix]'' (1985), novel by Bruce Sterling - the novel was a seminal work of cyberpunk-influenced space opera, with distinct themes of a future splintering of space-faring humanity along transhumanist lines. The technological outlook of the implants-focused faction of the "Mechanists" is a similar archetype to the [[Skyjacks]] and many of the [[Ultranauts]], while the "Shaper" faction has some rough similarities with the [[Mixmaster|Mixmasters]], genetic engineering specialists. <ref>Afterword, ''[[Galactic North]]'' anthology, Gollancz, 2006</ref>
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* ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schismatrix Schismatrix]'' (1985), novel by Bruce Sterling - the novel was a seminal work of cyberpunk-influenced space opera, with distinct themes of a future splintering of space-faring humanity along transhumanist lines; the technological outlook of the implants-focused faction of the "Mechanists" is a similar archetype to the [[Skyjacks]] and many of the [[Ultranauts]], while the "Shaper" faction has some rough similarities with the [[Mixmaster|Mixmasters]], genetic engineering specialists
* ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_Center_Saga Galactic Center Saga]'' (1977-1996), book series by Gregory Benford - cited as an influence on "''much of the hard SF furniture''" of the Revelation Space series (e.g. [[Lighthugger|slower than light travel]], [[Reefersleep|cold sleep]], [[Inhibitors|machine intelligences]]), drawing on Benford's ideas and motifs. <ref>Afterword, ''[[Galactic North]]'' anthology, Gollancz, 2006</ref>
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* ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_Center_Saga Galactic Center Saga]'' (1977-1996), book series by Gregory Benford - cited as an influence on "''much of the hard SF furniture''" of the Revelation Space series (e.g. slower than light travel, [[Reefersleep|cold sleep]], [[Inhibitors|machine intelligences]]), drawing on Benford's ideas and motifs
* ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_(novel) Nova]'' (1968), novel by Samuel R. Delany - Reynolds cites the novel as an early influence on his own "''fascination with cyborg spacers, and the Baroque trappings of space opera in general''". <ref>Afterword, ''[[Galactic North]]'' anthology, Gollancz, 2006</ref>
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* ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_(novel) Nova]'' (), novel by Samuel R. Delany - Reynolds cites the novel as an early influence on his own "''fascination with cyborg spacers, and the Baroque trappings of space opera in general''"
* ''[https://littleredreviewer.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/the-outcasts-of-heaven-belt-by-joan-d-vinge/ The Outcasts of Heaven Belt]'' (1978), novel by Joan D. Vinge - the concept of a [[Demarchists|Demarchist]] polity (though utilising different sortition technology than neural implants), as well as the idea of ideologically opposed factions competing within a single planetary system (and the tensions and repercussions stemming from that). <ref>Afterword, ''[[Galactic North]]'' anthology, Gollancz, 2006</ref>
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* ''[https://littleredreviewer.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/the-outcasts-of-heaven-belt-by-joan-d-vinge/ The Outcasts of Heaven Belt]'' (1978), novel by Joan D. Vinge - the concept of a [[Demarchists|Demarchist]] polity (though utilising different sortition technology than neural implants), as well as the idea of ideologically opposed factions competing within a single planetary system (and the tensions and repercussions stemming from that)
* ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_Flowers Vacuum Flowers]'' (1987), novel by Michael Swanwick - Reynolds had cited a cultural group in the novel's setting, The Comprise - a human hive mind ruling Earth - as an influence on his conceptualisation of the [[Conjoiners]]. Another grouping of the novel, the Dysonworlders, inhabit artificially created comets (somewhat similar to Conjoiners building [[Mother Nest|home bases]] inside hollowed-out natural comets). <ref>Afterword, ''[[Galactic North]]'' anthology, Gollancz, 2006</ref>
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* ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_Flowers Vacuum Flowers]'' (1987), novel by Michael Swanwick - Reynolds had cited a cultural group in the novel's setting, The Comprise - a human hive mind ruling Earth - as an influence on his conceptualisation of the [[Conjoiners]]; another grouping of the novel, the Dysonworlders, inhabit artificially created comets (somewhat similar to Conjoiners building [[Mother Nest|home bases]] inside hollowed-out natural comets
* ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Centauri_Device The Centauri Device]'' (1975) by M. John Harrison - though the [[Lighthugger#List of known lighthuggers|whimsical spacecraft names]] of the Revelation Space series are often suspected to be an Iain M. Banks influence (via the whimsical ship names of his famous ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_series The Culture]'' series), Reynolds has cited Harrison's 1970s novel, with its peculiar spaceship names, as a more direct influence ("''pinching it''" from Harrison's novel, with names such as ''Driftwood of Decadence''). <ref>Afterword, ''[[Galactic North]]'' anthology, Gollancz, 2006</ref>
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* ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Centauri_Device The Centauri Device]'' (1975) by M. John Harrison - though the whimsical spacecraft names of the Revelation Space series are often suspected to be an Iain M. Banks influence (via the whimsical ship names of his famous ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_series The Culture]'' series), Reynolds has cited Harrison's 1970s novel, with its peculiar spaceship names, as a more direct influence
* ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek Star Trek]''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borg Borg] - semi-jokingly cited as what some of the more radically modified Ultras would look like, "''if the Borg took an unhealthy interest in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goth_subculture Goth subculture]''". <ref>Afterword, ''[[Galactic North]]'' anthology, Gollancz, 2006</ref>
 
*''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Millennial_Project The Millennial Project]'' (1992/1994), non-fiction by Marshall T. Savage - some of the ideas for the appearance of lighthugger starships were loosely inspired by reading this book. <ref>Afterword, ''[[Galactic North]]'' anthology, Gollancz, 2006</ref>
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Robicheaux Dave Robicheaux series] (1987-2019), novel series by James Lee Burke - a neo-noir crime novel series focusing on the titular Cajun war veteran, now a police detective in employ of the New Orleans police. Cited specifically as an influence on the neo-noir style of the novel ''[[Chasm City (novel)|Chasm City]]''. <ref>[http://www.alastairreynolds.com/release/chasm-city/ Official article on ''Chasm City''] at [http://www.alastairreynolds.com/ Alastair Reynolds' website]</ref>
 
   
== References ==
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''To be expanded soon''
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
*[[Alastair Reynolds]]
 
*[[Alastair Reynolds]]
*[[Awards]]
 
 
*[[Websites]]
 
*[[Websites]]
   
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