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July 30th, 2010, 02:20 PM
Hi, many years ago I read a sci fi book and want to find it again but can't remember the title (typical).
I think it was written in the 80s.

All I remember of the book are the following:
1) the protagonist is an archaeologist with cybernetic eyes.
2) there is a space ship that has been over run (i think by plants) do to neglect but has a spider shaped pod that can be used to go outside the hull.
3) pretty sure it ended with a planet that turned the main character into a higher being but not sure about that bit.

Very vague I know, sorry, but if this rings a bell for anyone would be much appreciated have been hunting for this one for years.

September 28th, 2012, 04:04 PM
Sounds kinda like "Revelation Space" by Alistair Reynolds, but that was published in 2000 or thereabouts.

September 28th, 2012, 04:59 PM
LOL, it is indeed Reynolds' Revelation Space. In the 2000s. You do need a second reading LostMind.
There's actually three protagonists: the male archeologist, an assassin woman who becomes a member of the crew, and one of the three leaders of the ship, a woman.
The ship is overrun by a plague that affects systems that use self-repairing nanotechnology, and has turned the former into a monstrous baroque cathedral.
The archeologist does find himself absorbed by a neutron star that sidelines as a giant computer matrix.

Jim diGriz
September 29th, 2012, 07:24 AM
Ah, I thought this sounded familiar. http://www.sffworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34977

September 30th, 2012, 03:06 PM
That is the book thank you all very much, find bought and read, now onto the others in the series.