Troika [NOOK Book]

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In novels such as Chasm City and Revelation Space, Alastair Reynolds established himself as an indisputable master of the far-flung intergalactic epic. Reynolds brings that same deceptively effortless mastery to the shorter fictional forms, a fact that Troika, his elegant, compulsively readable new novella, amply demonstrates. Troika tells the story of men and women confronting an enigma known as the Matryoshka, a vast alien construct whose periodic appearances have generated terror, wonder, and endless debate. ...
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Troika

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Overview

In novels such as Chasm City and Revelation Space, Alastair Reynolds established himself as an indisputable master of the far-flung intergalactic epic. Reynolds brings that same deceptively effortless mastery to the shorter fictional forms, a fact that Troika, his elegant, compulsively readable new novella, amply demonstrates. Troika tells the story of men and women confronting an enigma known as the Matryoshka, a vast alien construct whose periodic appearances have generated terror, wonder, and endless debate. During its third "apparition" in a remote corner of the galaxy, a trio of Russian cosmonauts approach this enigma and attempt to penetrate its mysteries. What they discover--and what they endure in the process--forms the centerpiece of an enthralling, constantly surprising narrative. Troika is at once a wholly original account of First Contact and a meditation on time, history, and the essentially fluid nature of identity itself. Suspenseful, erudite, and gracefully written, it is a significant accomplishment in its own right and a welcome addition to a remarkable body of work.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016457185
  • Publisher: Subterranean Press
  • Publication date: 4/6/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 101,377
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2014

    Short but compelling and surprising!

    I wanted to read more! I wish the story had continued. This definitely falls into the category of the cautionary tale falling on deaf ears. Makes me want to read more work by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Solid

    Interesting concept by a consistently worthwhile author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    To holiday

    Yea.......then he broke up with me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    To naomi

    WHAT IS GOING ON!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    To liv

    Oh that sucks!! My friends Leanna and Chanse made a new years resolution to stay together the ehole year. And i need ur advice on something.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Massive as usual!

    Minigrandious

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