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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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==== '''1.3 Published in magazines and chapbooks''' ====
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==== '''1.3 Published in magazines''' ====
   
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.)
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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. (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.)
   
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'''First published in magazines:'''
 
*''[[Dilation Sleep]]'' - Interzone 39 (1990)
 
*''[[Dilation Sleep]]'' - Interzone 39 (1990)
 
*''[[A Spy in Europa]]'' - Interzone 120 (1997)
 
*''[[A Spy in Europa]]'' - Interzone 120 (1997)
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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 ("''pinching it''" from Harrison's novel, with names such as ''Driftwood of Decadence'')
* ''[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>
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* ''[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 radical Ultras would look like, "''if the Borg took an unhealthy interest in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goth_subculture Goth subculture]''"
*''[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>
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*''[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|lighthugger]] starships were loosely inspired by reading this book
*[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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