Chasm City (Revelation Space, Book 2) by Alastair Reynolds

By Alastair Reynolds

In a urban overrun through a virulent disease that assaults either guy and laptop, an agent pursues a lowlife postmortal-and uncovers a centuries-old atrocity that background may relatively forget...

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