ALASTAIR REYNOLDS Revelation Space [signature edition]
*STRICTLY LIMITED HAND SIGNED EDITION*
*FIRST EVER SIGNED EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK OF SCIENCE FICTION*
The first ever limited edition of Alastair Reynolds' ground-breaking novel, Revelation Space. Each numbered book is individually hand signed by Alastair Reynolds. The book features four plates of illustrations made by the author especially for this limited edition. Each set includes eight exclusive art prints of paintings by the author.
THE LIMITED EDITION OF 750 SETS
The package contains:
a hand bound limited edition book
a numbered limitation page signed by Alastair Reynolds and bound into the book
an authentication hologram in the book
8 art prints of scenes from the Revelation Space universe, suitable for framing
a custom book box
Considered a landmark in science fiction, Revelation Space is a huge, magnificent space opera which ranges across the known and unknown universe towards the most terrifying of destinations.
Nine hundred thousand years ago, something wiped out the Amarantin. For the human colonists now settling the Amarantin homeworld Resurgam it's of little more than academic interest - even after the discovery of a long-hidden, almost perfect Amarantin city and a colossal statue of a winged Amarantin. For brilliant, but ruthless, scientist Dan Sylveste it's more than merely intellectual curiosity. He will stop at nothing to get at the truth, even if that truth costs him everything.
A NOTE ON THE BINDING
Various considered design decisions were made with the intention of reflecting the aesthetic running through the narrative of the Revelation Space series of books. Rather than have the binding material overlap the boards, we decided to instead trim right up to the edge of the book block to expose the underlying structure of the manufacture. We considered that this is how tastes might have developed in Alastair Reynold's universe.
The book is not intended to be considered in isolation. It is part of the entire package, the other elements of which cosset and protect it, holding it like a treasured artefact and affording far greater protection to the book than most books receive. The book within the other elements should therefore last a considerable period of time.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alastair Reynolds was born in 1966 in Barry, South Wales. He studied at Newcastle and St Andrews Universities, and has a PhD in astronomy. Before becoming a full-time author, he spent twelve years working as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency. Revelation Space, his debut novel, was published in 2000. It was shortlisted for the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke awards.