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Publisher's Summary

Elysium Fire is a smoldering tale of murderers, secret cultists, tampered memories, and unthinkable power, of bottomless corruption and overpowering idealism from the king of modern space opera.
Ten thousand city-state habitats orbit the planet Yellowstone, forming a near-perfect democratic human paradise.
But even utopia needs a police force. For the citizens of the Glitter Band that organization is Panoply, and the prefects are its operatives.
Prefect Tom Dreyfus has a new emergency on his hands. Across the habitats and their hundred million citizens, people are dying suddenly and randomly, victims of a bizarre and unprecedented malfunction of their neural implants. And these "melters" leave no clues behind as to the cause of their deaths....
As panic rises in the populace, a charismatic figure is sowing insurrection, convincing a small but growing number of habitats to break away from the Glitter Band and form their own independent colonies.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Zach on 01-25-18

Reynolds fan left cold

There are things I love about Alastair Reynolds but this isn’t one of them.

It’s boring. If you’ve read “the Prefect” then you know what’s going to happen and this story offers nothing new in any category.

Normally, Reynolds’ imagination makes up for the story short comings. The thing is.. I was so looking forward to this book and have tried to make every allowance for it.


This book stimulates in me the the void of any stimulation or interest in the story of itself.

The only reason I write this negative review is out of consideration for other Alastair Reynolds fans.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Pork Hunt on 02-05-18


It's like Alastair Reynolds but without any wow. good to revisit the glitter band and with familiar characters, but where's the sense of wonder...

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