Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds takes place in the “Revelation Space” universe, which is the far flung future of human civilization. The series as a whole is some of the best hardcore science fiction being published currently. Reynolds does not delve into the fantasy realm at all. Science, however beyond our current understanding, remains at the heart of this series.
The linear stories from this series can be found in other books, namely Revelation Space, Redemption Ark and Absolution Gap. Chasm City, however, is tangential to those books in as much as it shares a setting without any overlap in characters. Continue reading