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The Prefect (Prefect Dreyfus Emergency, #1) Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a policeman of sorts His force is Panoply, and his beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band Panoply s task to safeguard the Glitter Band and ensure its democratic apparatus runs flawlessly. Best Read [ The Prefect (Prefect Dreyfus Emergency, #1) ] By [ Alastair Reynolds ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. I can see this novel being made into a film directed by Ridley Scott and in the mold of Alien and Blade Runner, or Peter Hyams 1981 film starring Sean Connery Outland.The Prefect, first published in 2007, by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds, is a stand alone novel but a part of his larger Revelation Space universe of stories and novels It was a Locus Award nominee for Best SF novel in 2008 Michael Chabon s The Yiddish Policeman s Union won that year and was also a nominee for 2007 best novel b I can see this novel being made into a film directed by Ridley Scott and in the mold of Alien and Blade Runner, or Peter Hyams 1981 film starring Sean Connery Outland.The Prefect, first published in 2007, by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds, is a stand alone novel but a part of his larger Revelation Space universe of stories and novels It was a Locus Award nominee for Best SF novel in 2008 Michael Chabon s The Yiddish Policeman s Union won that year and was also a nominee for 2007 best novel by The British Science Fiction Association BSFA Ken MacLeod s The Night Sessions won It is simply a very, very good science fiction novel.As a part of the Revelation Space future history, it is set in the Glitter Band, a collection of semi autonomous habitats orbiti...

  2. When I sat down to read The Prefect, I thought I was reading a sci fi mystery along the lines perhaps of Leviathan Wakes. Then I thought I was perhaps reading The Last Policeman set in space the dogged detective solving a crime no one cares about or needs solved Turns out it was a sprawling space opera, and that just isn t what I expected at all So a certain recalibration was necessary.Though billed as a stand alone novel, I couldn t help but feel like I was starting with Season Two of a seri When I sat down to read The Prefect, I thought I was reading a sci fi mystery along the lines perhaps of Leviathan Wakes. Then I thought I was perhaps reading The Last Policeman set in space the dogged detective solving a crime no one cares about or needs solved Turns out it was a sprawling space opera, and that just isn t...

  3. This is not a book that s necessarily going to wow you It s not flashy It s not full of glitz or pizzazz Basically this book ain t got much bling But I ll tell you what this book does have execution The Prefect is thoughtfully and creatively designed, deceptively complex, and just plain well executed Alastair Reynolds doesn t use any tricks He just put together a solid game plan and executed it with precision and style The Prefect makes me think of Stanford football s offense in the Andr This is not a book that s necessarily going to wow you It s not flashy It s not full of glitz or pizzazz Basically this book ain t got much bling But I ll tell you what this book does have execution The Prefect is thoughtfully and creatively designed, deceptively complex, and just plain well executed Alastair Reynolds doesn t use any tricks He just put together a solid gam...

  4. If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Urinating on the corpse of SF The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds A starship built around a single massive engine designed to suck in interstellar hydrogen and use it for reaction mass Because it didn t have to carry its own fuel around, it could go almost as fast as it liked, right up to the edge of light speed In The Prefect by Alastair ReynoldsSo you re happy about a 900 year old alien driving a ship that looks like a police box If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Urinating on the corpse of SF The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds A starship built around a single massive engine designed to suck in interstellar hydrogen and use it for reaction mass Because it didn ...

  5. 4.5 rounded up to 5 Whilst it s not flawless personally I really enjoyed it and had hard time putting the book down Given a chance I would have read it in few days.Intense and fast paced sci fi mystery thriller Main focus is on the investigation and events evolve quickly Worldbuilding and characterisation are kept light, giving you just enough to get the feel for the world which is incredibly rich and interesting and enough to connect with the main characters Concise prose worked for 4.5 rounded up to 5 Whilst it s not flawless personally I really enjoyed it and had hard time putting the book down Given a chance I would have read it in few days.Intense and fast paced sci fi mystery thriller Main focus is on the investigation and events evolve quickly Worldbuilding and characterisation are kept light, giving you just enough to get the feel for the world which is incredibly rich and interesting and enough to connect with the main characters ...

  6. I loved it My favourite Revelation Space novel to date The only downside is it s the last one and my Rev space journey has ended but it has ended very satisfactorily And at least there areAlastair Reynolds novels to explore This is the second book in the series I have listened to on audio and I have to say, John Lee does an excellent job at narration It s hard to describe how he adds to the overall tone of the book but I think he just adds a touch of sophistication, a touch of dark I loved it My favourite...

  7. This is an excellent, page turning murder mystery set in outer space, and I say that as someone who rarely reads mysteries and space operas Urban fantasy ismy speed and space things space ships, space suits, air locks, etc make me claustrophobic, and I did sort of feel it during the read, but the mystery was too good to put down.There s a small quibble about the ending, which I think needs an epilogue, but since there s a sequel, it s not that big a deal Well it s not a big deal no This is an exc...

  8. 5 Stars The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds is a nearly perfect book to me I finally had to conclude my time in the Revelation Space universe by reading this one the 7th and final book of the epic space opera People nitpick Reynolds and complain about his writing They claim that his characters are too thin, his prose too plain, and his plots too complex Well le...

  9. Reynolds hybrid police procedural space opera is great fun, if perhaps a little too frenzied in its plotting Set in the Revelation Space universe, but about a century prior to the events of the main trilogy, The Prefect is about a law enforcement agency called Panoply, whose sole charge is to defend the democratic rights of citizens in the Glitter Band, a collection of thousands of human habitats in space Senior Field Prefect Tom Dreyfus and his team investigate the shocking destruction of on Reynolds hybrid police procedural space opera is great fun, if perhaps a little too frenzied in its plotting Set in the Revelation Space universe, but about a century prior to the events of the main trilogy, The Prefect is about a law enforcement agency called Panoply, whose sole charge is to defend the democratic rights of citizens in the Glitter Band, a collection of thousands of human habitats in space Senior Field Prefect Tom Dreyfus and his team investigate the shocking destruction of one of the Glitter Band s habitats, only to discover that the seemingly open and shut case is a cover for a conspiracy that threatens citizen rule of the entire Glitter Band.It is interesting to revisit Reynolds earlier work after reading some of hisrecent novels The biggest flaw in his writing was always his characters Not that he couldn t write interesting or sympathetic ones, but t...

  10. That s me now, at the end of The Prefect and Revelation Space series I tried to stretch it as much as I could, but eventually it came to an end From the construction s point of view, if Revelation Space is the thunderstorm, The Prefect is the rainbow after it Gripping from the very first pages, it s the most alert and colorful of the entire series The descriptions of the habitats and their denizens are stunning the technological and medical details are so punctilious they appear as real as That s me now, at the end of The Prefect and Revelation Space series I tried to stretch it as much as I could, but eventually it came to an end From the construction s point of view, if Revelation Space is the thunderstorm, The Prefect is the rainbow after it Gripping from the very first pages, it s the most alert and colorful of the entire series The descriptions ...