Revelation Space book 7
Books in the Revelation Space series
1 Revelation Space 2000
2 Chasm City 2001
3 Redemption Ark 2002
4 Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days 2003
5 Absolution Gap 2003
6 Galactic North 2006
Great Wall of Mars
A Spy in Europa
7 The Prefect 2007
To my Mum and Dad,
for forty years of love and encouragement.
Thalia Ng felt her weight increasing as the elevator sped down the spoke from the habitat's docking hub.
She allowed herself to drift to the floor, trying to judge the point at which the apparent force reached one
standard gee. Thalia hoped this was not one of those habitats that insisted on puritanically high gravity, as
if it was somehow morally improving to stagger around under two gees. Her belt, with her whiphound
and polling-core-analysis tools, already weighed heavily on her hips.
"Thalia," Dreyfus said quietly as the elevator slowed to a halt, "try not to look so nervous."
She tugged down the hem of her tunic. "I'm sorry, sir."
"You're going to do fine."
"I wish there'd been more time, sir. To read up on House Perigal, I mean."
"You were informed of our destination as soon as we left Panoply."
"That was only an hour ago, sir."
He looked at her, his lazy right eye nearly closed. "What's your speed-reading index?"
"Three, sir. Nothing exceptional."
Dreyfus took a sip from the bulb of coffee he'd carried with him from the ship. Thalia had conjured it for
him: black as tar, the way her boss liked it. "I suppose it was quite a long summary file."
"More than a thousand paragraphs, sir."
"Well, there's nothing you need to know that wasn't covered in training."
"I hope so. All the same, I couldn't help noticing ... "
"What?" Dreyfus asked mildly.
"Your name's all over the summary file, sir."
"Caitlin Perigal and I've had our fair share of run-ins." He smiled tightly. "As I'm sure she'll be at pains to
"Count on it," said Sparver, the other deputy field on t