Elysium Fire

Elysium Fire

A brilliant new space opera from "leading light" (LA Review of Books) Alastair Reynolds. 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 eme A brilliant new space opera from "leading light" (LA Review of Books) Alastair Reynolds. Ten thousand ci...

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Title:Elysium Fire
Author:Alastair Reynolds
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:B073P43TMS
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:488 pages pages

Elysium Fire Reviews

  • Jamie Collins
    Jun 18, 2018
    2.5 stars. I still love the setting, but I didn?t like this story as well as the first one. Random citizens of the Glitter Band are dying of a mysterious malfunction of their cranial implants, which are nearly ubiquitous. Panoply, the only law enforcement entity which spans the Ba...
  • Mark
    Jan 21, 2018
    This one?s an unexpected surprise. Back in 2007 I reviewed The Prefect (now renamed Aurora Rising) with the hope that I would read more from the same setting. Over ten years later we return to the worlds of the Glitter Band, patrolled by the Panoply police force. It?s a magnificent...
  • Karl
    Feb 10, 2018
    This hardcover is the first British edition. ...
  • MadProfessah
    Mar 02, 2018
    This is the second book set in the Glitter Band featuring Prefect Tom Dreyfus written by British space opera author Alastair Reynolds best known for his Revelation Space series. The first Glitter Band book was initially called The Prefect but has been re-issued as Aurora Rising. Th...
  • Luke Burrage
    Feb 04, 2018
    Full review on my podcast, SFBRP episode #359. ...
  • Jason
    Jan 31, 2018
    5 Stars Alastair Reynolds is my very favorite authors and Elysium Fire is the sequel to one of my all time favorite science fiction novels. Well let me sum this one by saying I was surprised at just how much I loved this book. It plays to all my favorite things...high tech, cool my...
  • Nathaniel
    Sep 23, 2018
    I don't recommend Alistair Reynolds books to a lot of people because hard sci-fi like this strikes me as being a little less inaccessible, but the Revelation Space books are definitely one of my all-time favorite series. Revelation Space itself, and especially Yellowstone, Chasm City, ...
  • Clay Brown
    Mar 30, 2018
    Here now is Reynolds newest 'attempt' to be who he once was, this may sound like a Review of this Writer's life! Perhaps it is since Reynolds output is a far lesser one than when he was much younger. This cultural 'Split' happens to fine writers. Look at Stephenson, Gibson, King, Barke...
  • Bradley
    Dec 19, 2017
    Alastair Reynolds returns to the Revelation Space universe with the strongest novel *IMHO* since The Prefect. Of course, this is a direct follow-up to The Prefect. Look, I know that's kinda a toss out statement, but it's still true. I loved The Prefect because it went wild with tech...
  • Denise
    Apr 17, 2018
    3.5 Stars. A little disappointing as I had just reread The Prefect and this sequel was more predictable and not as inventive. ...
  • Alexandra
    Jan 19, 2018
    This book was sent to me by the publisher at no cost. It's out now... because I've had it sitting here waiting for a review for a few more weeks than I feel happy admitting to... oops.  If you've read my blog or listened to Galactic Suburbia, you'll know that Alastair Reynolds is o...
  • Casey
    Sep 02, 2018
    Plot Summary After the events of Aurora Rising, Prefect Dreyfus is soon involved in another emergency. Across the Glitter Band, a loose coalition of independent habitats ruled by democratic anarchy, random, violent deaths are occurring. People's implants are malfunctioning and melting...
  • Andrea
    Feb 07, 2018
    I loved every page. It was a perfect combination of drama, mystery, world-building and classic noir detective story. I do very much hope there will be a third. ...
  • Jonathan
    Dec 20, 2017
    *ARC from Netgalley* Reynolds's novel-length return to the Revelation Space universe was not a letdown. Elysium Fire is in the same hard sci-fi style as the other RS books (although not as tenebrous and oppressive since this one takes place before things have Gone to Shit). I fel...
  • Kate
    Dec 30, 2017
    The Prefect returns... excellent worldbuilding and a pleasingly dark high-tech mystery in the Glitter Band. ...
  • Campbell
    Jun 13, 2018
    This was okay, nothing more. Very clearly Brexit-influenced in its politics it just sort of trundled along at a sedate pace until it was done. Not up to his usual high standards. ...
  • Stuart
    Jul 21, 2018
    Elysium Fire: Solid Sequel to The Prefect Elysium Fire (2018) is the sequel to Alastair Reynolds? The Prefect (now renamed Aurora Rising to designate it as part of the PREFECT DREYFUS series), a complex and detailed police procedural set in the Glitter Band of his REVELATION SPACE s...
  • Chris
    Nov 25, 2017
    *copy from Netglly in exchange for a review* Elysium Fire is the second in Alastair Reynold?s ?Prefect Dreyfus? sequence ? itself part of his ?Revelation Space? universe. It?s been ten years since the first of the sequence introduced us to Dreyfus, in a stellar blend o...
  • Julie
    Dec 18, 2017
    "Dreyfus put on a solemn look. ?You died.? He paused, letting that sink in for a second or two. ?It was violent and irrevocable, with no prospect of neural consolidation. But you had a beta-level instantiation shadowing you for many years. That beta-level has now been legally seq...
  • Guillermo
    Feb 09, 2018
    Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review. After further reflection, I had to lower this to three stars from my initial four. The story and pacing was tight, as is almost always the case with Reynolds, but there were too many issues and missed...
  • Alex
    Dec 14, 2017
    **Copy from Netgalley** I loved ?The Prefect? and I?m pleased to be able to report that the second book in the series is as good, if not better. Reynolds is rapidly becoming the UK?s best living creator of character driven space opera. ...
  • Paul
    Feb 17, 2018
    The authorities in the Glitter Band are starting to worry; there one was death a couple of weeks ago that they have not be able to explain. Last week there were two more. This week there have been four. No one has been able to explain why, and the information that they have tried to el...
  • Faith
    Feb 23, 2018
    Ten thousand orbiting artificial worlds comprise the Glitter Band with its one hundred million inhabitants. They are democracies and their citizens are constantly voting and responding to polls via neural implants. There is a very low crime rate so a small independent body of prefects ...
  • John Park
    Apr 15, 2018
    Reynolds channeling or paying homage to Banks? (Among other things; and one work in particular.) Competently done but without the flair and the bite of the late IMB. ...
  • Claudia
    Jul 26, 2017
    Eagerly awaited this one, because I run out of Al Reynolds? novels. As I expected, it was a blast. If you loved The Prefect (or Aurora Rising, its new name), you?ll love this one too. Although it can be read as a standalone, as it's a new twisted case involving Prefect Dreyfus &...
  • Gary
    Feb 28, 2018
    Reynolds? sequel to The Prefect (now called Aurora Rising) picks up not long after the events of that novel. Panoply has taken a big hit to its reputation after the cataclysmic events of the Aurora emergency, and an emerging populist movement has led a few of the habitats of the Glit...
  • William
    Dec 04, 2017
    If it's been more than a year since you've read The Prefect (2007), you might enjoy reading it again before starting this one. It's not an absolute requirement, but it would make Elysium Fire more enjoyable. I very much enjoyed this return to the Glitter Band, before the melding pla...
  • Scott
    Mar 20, 2018
    Elysium Fire is good. Damned good. Reynolds at his best is so much fun that reading him feels like it should be a guilty pleasure, something to greedily gorge on in the shadowy recesses of one's home or from behind the camouflage of some worthy literary magazine on the train. Hi...
  • Roy
    Apr 28, 2018
    Ahh a return to this crazy world. I enjoyed his previous novel on Prefect Dreyfus. Reynolds has great imagination and world buidling, especially when it comes to tech. I unfortunately didn't like this as much as the first. What amazes me is the time difference between writing both nove...
  • Paromjit
    Jan 08, 2018
    This is my first read of an Alastair Reynold novel, and this is the second in the Prefect Tom Dreyfus series. I adored the detailed and imaginative world building of The Glitter Band, with the Panoply running the policing element, the prefects, and overseen primarily by 'Lady' Jane Aum...