R is for Revelation Space . . . and Rasputina (#AtoZChallenge)

The A to Z Challenge is a daily meme posting every day (except Sundays) in April. Check out the list of 1500+ participants below and follow along for 26 days (and 26 letters) of fun. The 2-letter code after each blog name may help narrow your choices - (BO) is Books, (WR) is Writing, (PH) is Photography . . . and, if you're concerned about those NSFW pages, (AC) is Adult Content.

For my theme, I'm going with a little author/title alliteration.

Today's challenge post is brought to you by the letter R, as in Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds. A hard sci-fi space opera, this is a series opener I've started twice, thoroughly enjoyed, but have yet to finished. I liked everything about it, and really want to immerse myself in his world. It's just a matter of timing, I guess, but any book that opens with a deep space archaeological dig is guaranteed to remain on my shelves until it's finished.

The musical accompaniment for the day comes to us courtesy of Rasputina. A decidedly odd, ethereal sounding band, Rasputina first came to my attention through the use of their song Transylvanian Concubine in an early season episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just an all-around great track, and one that brings to mind great memories.


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  1. My friend and critique partner Rusty thinks this is one of the greatest books ever. I need to give the author another shot.


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