by Alastair Reynolds
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Troika by Alastair Reynolds

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016457185
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Publication date: 04/06/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 129,105
File size: 1 MB

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Troika 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting concept by a consistently worthwhile author.
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Yea.......then he broke up with me
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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.