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The Prefect

(2007)
(Aurora Rising)
(The fifth book in the Revelation Space series)
(The first book in the Inspector Drefus series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel (nominee)
Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a policeman of sorts, and one of the best. His force is Panoply, and his beat is the multi-faceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone. These days, his job is his life. A murderous attack against a Glitter Band habitat is nasty, but it looks to be an open-and-shut case - until Dreyfus starts looking under some stones that some very powerful people would really rather stayed unturned. What he uncovers is far more serious than mere gruesome murder: a covert takeover bid by a shadowy figure, Aurora (who may once have been human but certainly isn't now), who believes the people of the Glitter Band should no longer be in charge of their own destiny. Dreyfus discovers that to save something precious, you may have to destroy part of it.

Genre: Science Fiction    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Alastair Reynolds's The Prefect

Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Prefect
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
ISBN: 0-441-01591-3 / 978-0-441-01591-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Hardcover
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January 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Prefect
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
ISBN: 0-575-07716-6 / 978-0-575-07716-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Aurora Rising: Previously published as The Prefect (Inspector Drefus)
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
ISBN: 1-4732-2336-9 / 978-1-4732-2336-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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May 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Prefect (Revelation Space)
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
ISBN: 0-441-01722-3 / 978-0-441-01722-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Prefect (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
ISBN: 0-575-08218-6 / 978-0-575-08218-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Prefect (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
ISBN: 0-575-07818-9 / 978-0-575-07818-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Prefect
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
ISBN: 1-4001-0961-2 / 978-1-4001-0961-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Prefect
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
ISBN: 1-4001-3961-9 / 978-1-4001-3961-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Prefect
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
ISBN: 1-4001-5961-X / 978-1-4001-5961-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Prefect
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Prefect
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Prefect
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Aurora Rising: Previously published as The Prefect
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Aurora Rising: Previously published as The Prefect (Inspector Drefus)
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Prefect (Revelation Space)
Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
Publisher: Ace
Availability: Amazon