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The Prefect

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Alternate Title: Aurora Rising
Author: Alastair Reynolds
Publisher: Ace Books, 2008
Gollancz, 2007
Series: Revelation Space: Prefect Dreyfus Emergency: Book 1

1. The Prefect
2. Elysium Fire
3. Machine Vendetta

Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Space Opera
Artificial Intelligence
Hard SF
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Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multi-faceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds.

His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that leaves nine hundred people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus. But then his investigation uncovers something even more potentially dangerous-a covert plot by an enigmatic entity seeking nothing less than total control of the Glitter Band...


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