Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Preston Reynolds (born 13 March 1966) is a British science fiction author. He specialises in hard science fiction and space opera. He spent his early years in Cornwall, moved back to Wales before going to Newcastle University, where he read physics and astronomy. Afterwards, he earned a PhD from the University of St Andrews. In 1991, he moved to Noordwijk in the Netherlands where he met his wife Josette (who is from France). There, he worked for the European Space Research and Technology Centre (part of the European Space Agency) until 2004 when he left to pursue writing full-time.[1] He returned to Wales in 2008 and lives near Cardiff.

Alastair Reynolds
Reynolds at Eastercon in 2010
Reynolds at Eastercon in 2010
Born13 March 1966 (age 53)
Barry, Wales,
United Kingdom[1]
OccupationNovelist,
former research astronomer with the European Space Agency
GenreScience fiction
Website
alastairreynolds.com

Works

Reynolds wrote his first four published science fiction short stories while still a graduate student, in 1989–1991; they appeared in 1990–1992, his first sale being to Interzone.[1] In 1991 Reynolds graduated and moved from Scotland to the Netherlands to work at ESA. He then started spending much of his writing time on a first novel, which eventually turned into Revelation Space, while the few short stories he submitted from 1991–1995 were rejected. This ended in 1995 when his story "Byrd Land Six" was published, which he says marked the beginning of a more serious phase of writing. As of 2011 he has published over forty shorter works and nine novels. His works are hard science fiction veiled behind space opera and noir toned stories, and reflect his professional expertise with physics and astronomy, included by extrapolating future technologies in terms that are consistent, for the most part, with current science. Reynolds has said he prefers to keep the science in his books to what he personally believes will be possible, and he does not believe faster-than-light travel will ever be possible, but that he adopts science he believes will be impossible when it is necessary for the story.[2] Most of Reynolds's novels contain multiple storylines that originally appear to be completely unrelated, but merge later in the story.

Five of his novels and several of his short stories take place within one consistent future universe, usually now called the Revelation Space universe after the first novel published in it, although it was originally developed in short stories for several years before the first novel. Although most characters appear in more than one novel, the works set within this future timeline rarely have the same protagonists twice. Often the protagonists from one work belong to a group that is regarded with suspicion or enmity by the protagonists of another work. While a great deal of science fiction reflects either very optimistic or dystopian visions of the human future, Reynolds's future worlds are notable in that human societies have not departed to either positive or negative extremes, but instead are similar to those of today in terms of moral ambiguity and a mixture of cruelty and decency, corruption and opportunity, despite their technology being dramatically advanced.

The Revelation Space series includes six novels, seven novellas, and six short stories[3] set over a span of several centuries, spanning approximately CE 2205 to 40 000, although the novels are all set in a 300-year period spanning from CE 2427 to 2727. In this universe, extraterrestrial sentience exists but is elusive, and interstellar travel is primarily undertaken by a class of vessel called a lighthugger which only approaches the speed of light (faster than light travel is possible, but it is so dangerous that no race uses it). Fermi's paradox is explained as resulting from the activities of an inorganic alien race referred to by its victims as the Inhibitors, which exterminates sentient races if they proceed above a certain level of technology. The trilogy consisting of Revelation Space, Redemption Ark and Absolution Gap (the Inhibitor trilogy)[1] deals with humanity coming to the attention of the Inhibitors and the resultant war between them.

Century Rain takes place in a future universe independent of the Revelation Space universe and has different rules, such as faster-than-light travel being possible through a system of portals similar to wormholes. Century Rain also departs substantially from Reynolds's previous works, both in having a protagonist who is much closer to the perspective of our real world (in fact he is from a version of our past), serving as a proxy for the reader in confronting the unfamiliarity of the advanced science fiction aspects and in having a much more linear storytelling process. Reynolds's previous protagonists started out fully absorbed in the exoticisms of the future setting and his previous Revelation Space works have several interlinked story threads, not necessarily contemporaneous. According to Alastair himself, no sequel will ever be made on Century Rain.[4]

Pushing Ice is also a standalone story, with characters from much less distant in the future than in any of his other novels, set into a framework storyline that extends much further into the future of humanity than any of his previous novels. It contains an alternative interpretation of the Fermi paradox: intelligent sentient life in this universe is extremely scarce. Reynolds states that he is "firmly intending" to return to the Pushing Ice setting to write a sequel.[5]

The Prefect marked a return to the Revelation Space universe. Like Chasm City, it is a stand-alone novel within that setting. It is set prior to any of the other Revelation Space novels, though still 200 years after the original human settlement is established on the planet Yellowstone in the Epsilon Eridani system. It was published in the United Kingdom on 2 April 2007. Since its publication, the title of The Prefect has been changed to Aurora Rising to more align with the name of the sequel, Elysium Fire, which was published in 2018, marking the first novel length return to the Revelation Space universe since 2007.[6] This sub-series within the Revelation Space universe is now called The Prefect Dreyfus Emergencies. Reynolds states that he has "tentative plans for three more Dreyfus titles, with an arc that would eventually take him beyond Yellowstone, and then back again."[5]

House of Suns is a standalone novel set in the same universe as his novella "Thousandth Night" from the One Million A.D. anthology. It was released in the UK on 17 April 2008 and in the US on 2 June 2009. Reynolds described it as "Six million years in the future, starfaring clones, tensions between human and robot metacivilisations, King Crimson jokes."[4] Reynolds states that he is "firmly intending" to return to the House of Suns setting to write a sequel.[5]

Terminal World, published in March 2010 was described by Reynolds as "a kind of steampunk-tinged planetary romance, set in the distant future". As with Century Rain, Reynolds has said that he does not plan any further work in the universe of Terminal World.[4]

In June 2009 Reynolds signed a new deal, worth £1 million, with his British publishers for ten books to be published over the next ten years.[7]

Between 2012 and 2015 Reynolds released three novels set in a new universe called Poseidon's Children: Blue Remembered Earth (2012), On the Steel Breeze (2014), and Poseidon's Wake (2015).[8][9] The novels comprise a hard science fiction trilogy dealing with the expansion of the human species into the solar system and beyond, and the emergence of Africa as a spacefaring, technological super-state.

His Doctor Who novel Harvest of Time was published in June 2013.[9]

Awards and nominations

Reynolds's fiction has received three awards and several other nominations. His second novel Chasm City won the 2001 British Science Fiction Award for Best Novel.[10] His short story "Weather" won the Japanese National Science Fiction Convention's Seiun Award for Best Translated Short Fiction.[11] His novels Absolution Gap and The Prefect have also been nominated for previous BSFA awards.[12][13] Reynolds has been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award three times, for his novels Revelation Space,[14] Pushing Ice[15] and House of Suns.[16] In 2010, he won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History for his short story "The Fixation".[17] His novella Troika made the shortlist[18] for the 2011 Hugo Awards.[19][20] His Novel Revenger received the 2017 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book.[21] 

Adaptations

On 10 March 2019 Alastair Reynolds announced that his short stories "Zima Blue" and "Beyond the Aquila Rift" had been adapted as part of Netflix's animated anthology Love, Death & Robots. These stories are the first of Reynolds's works to be adapted for TV or film.[22]

Bibliography

Novels

Revelation Space Universe

The Inhibitor Trilogy:

  1. Revelation Space. London: Gollancz, 2000. ISBN 978-0-44-100942-8
  2. Redemption Ark. London: Gollancz, 2002. ISBN 0-575-06879-5
  3. Absolution Gap. London: Gollancz, 2003. ISBN 0-575-07434-5

The Prefect Dreyfus Emergencies:

  1. The Prefect/Aurora Rising. London: Gollancz, 2007, ISBN 0-575-07716-6
  2. Elysium Fire. London: Gollancz, 2018, ISBN 0-575-09058-8

Standalone:

Poseidon's Children Universe

  1. Blue Remembered Earth. London: Gollancz, 2012, ISBN 0-575-08827-3
  2. On the Steel Breeze. London: Gollancz, 2013, ISBN 0-575-09045-6[23][24]
  3. Poseidon's Wake. London: Gollancz, 2015, ISBN 978-0-575-09049-1[25]

Revenger Universe

  1. Revenger. London: Gollancz, 2016, ISBN 978-057-509053-8
  2. Shadow Captain. London: Gollancz, 2019, ISBN 978-057-509063-7
  3. Bone Silence. London: Gollancz, forthcoming[26]

Doctor Who (Third Doctor)

Other

Collections

  • Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days. London: Gollancz, 2003. ISBN 0-575-07526-0
    • Diamond Dogs – Originally published as a chapbook from PS Publishing (2001, ISBN 1-902880-27-7); reprinted in Infinities (2002), Peter Crowther, ed.
    • Turquoise Days – Originally published as a chapbook from Golden Gryphon (2002, no ISBN); reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection (2003, ISBN 0-312-30860-4), Gardner Dozois, ed.; and in Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Year's Best Short Science Fiction Novels (2007, ISBN 0-312-36342-7), Gardner Dozois, ed.
  • Zima Blue and Other Stories. San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2006. ISBN 1-59780-058-9 (Contains nearly all of the author's non-Revelation Space universe stories at the time of publication.) re printed Zima Blue and Other Stories. London: Gollancz, 2009. ISBN 0-575-08405-7 (British edition has additional stories 1) Cardiff Afterlife; 2) Minla's Flowers; 3) Digital to Analogue; 4) Everlasting) not included in the original publication. Introduction by Paul McAuley.)
    • "Enola" – Originally published in Interzone #54 (December 1991).
    • "Digital to Analogue" – Originally published in In Dreams (1992), Paul McAuley and Kim Newman, eds.., Limited Edition
    • "Spirey and the Queen" – Originally published in Interzone #108 (June 1996); reprinted in Future War (1999, ISBN 0-441-00639-6), Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann, eds..; and in The Space Opera Renaissance (2006), David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.; and posted free online at Infinity Plus[27]
    • "Angels of Ashes" – Originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction (July 1999).
    • "Merlin's Gun" – Originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction (May 2000).; and in The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction (2006, ISBN 978-0-7867-1727-9), Mike Ashley, ed.
    • "Hideaway" – Originally published in Interzone #157 (July 2000).
    • "The Real Story" – Originally published in Mars Probes (2002), Peter Crowther, ed..
    • "Everlasting" – Originally published in Interzone #193 (Spring 2004).
    • "Beyond the Aquila Rift" – Originally published in Constellations (2005), Peter Crowther, ed.; reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (2006, ISBN 0-312-35334-0), Gardner Dozois, ed.; and in Year's Best SF 11 (2006, ISBN 978-0-06-087341-7), David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, eds..
    • "Zima Blue" – Originally published in Postscripts # 4 (Summer 2005); reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (2006, ISBN 0-312-35334-0), Gardner Dozois, ed..
    • "Signal to Noise" – Originally published in Zima Blue and Other Stories, (2006); reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection (2006, ISBN 978-0-312-36335-2), Gardner Dozois, ed.
    • "Cardiff Afterlife" – Originally published in the reprint of Zima Blue and Other Stories
    • "Understanding Space and Time" – Originally published in a limited edition of 400 copies for the Novacon 35 Sci Fi convention; reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition (2006, ISBN 978-0-8095-5649-6), Rich Horton, ed.; and in Science Fiction: The Very Best of 2005 (2006), Jonathan Strahan, ed.
    • "Minla's Flowers" – Originally published in The New Space Opera (2007, ISBN 978-0-06-084675-6), Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan, eds.
  • Galactic North. London: Gollancz, 2006. ISBN 0-575-07910-X (Contains all novellas and short stories in the Revelation Space universe up to 2006, except those in Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days)
    • "Great Wall of Mars" – Originally published in Spectrum SF #1 (February 2000); reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection (2001, ISBN 0-312-27465-3), Gardner Dozois, ed.
    • "Glacial" – Originally published in Spectrum SF #5 (March 2001); reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2002, ISBN 0-312-28879-4), Gardner Dozois, ed.; and in Year's Best SF 7 (2002, ISBN 0-06-106143-3), David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.
    • "Weather" – Originally published in Galactic North (2006)
    • "Grafenwalder's Bestiary" – Originally published in Galactic North (2006)
    • "Nightingale" – Originally published in Galactic North (2006); reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection (2006, ISBN 978-0-312-36335-2), Gardner Dozois, ed.
    • "Dilation Sleep" – Originally published in Interzone #39 (September 1990).
    • "A Spy in Europa" – Originally published in Interzone #120 (June 1997); reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifteenth Annual Collection (1998, ISBN 0-312-19033-6), Gardner Dozois, ed.; and posted free online at Infinity Plus[28]
    • "Galactic North" – Originally published in Interzone #145 (July 1999); reprinted in Space Soldiers (2001, ISBN 978-0-441-00824-7), Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois, eds.; and in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection (2000, ISBN 0-312-26417-8), Gardner Dozois, ed.; and in Hayakawa's SF magazine.
  • Deep Navigation. Framingham, MA: NESFA Press, 2010. ISBN 978-1-886778-90-0 (Limited edition containing stories either not included in, or published after the earlier collections. Introduction by Stephen Baxter.)
    • "Nunivak Snowflakes" – Originally published in Interzone #36 (June 1990)..
    • "Byrd Land Six" – Originally published in Interzone #96 (June 1995); reprinted in The Ant Men of Tibet and Other Stories (2001, ISBN 1-903468-02-7), David Pringle, ed.
    • "On the Oodnadatta" – Originally published in Interzone #128 (February 1998)..
    • "Stroboscopic" – Originally published in Interzone #134 (August 1998); reprinted in Dangerous Games (2007, ISBN 978-0-441-01490-3), Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann, eds.
    • "Viper" – Originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction (December 1999)..
    • "Fresco" – Originally published in the UNESCO Courier (May 2001)..
    • "Feeling Rejected" – Originally published in the journal Nature (2005)..
    • "Tiger, Burning" – Originally published in Forbidden Planets (2006, ISBN 0-7564-0330-8), Peter Crowther, ed.; reprinted in Year's Best SF 12 (2007, ISBN 978-0-06-125208-2), David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, eds..
    • "The Sledge-Maker's Daughter" – Originally published in Interzone No. 209 (April 2007); reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection (2006, ISBN 978-0-312-37860-8), Gardner Dozois, ed..
    • "Soirée" – Originally published in Celebration: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the British Science Fiction Association (March 2008), Ian Whates, ed..
    • "The Star-Surgeon's Apprentice" – Originally published in The Starry Rift (April 2008), Jonathan Strahan, ed..
    • "Fury" – Originally published in Eclipse Two: New Science Fiction and Fantasy, (November 2008)..
    • The Fixation – Originally published in a Finnish language, Hannun basaarissa a limited edition booklet of about 200 copies in tribute to Hannu Blommila in Finland (2007); reprinted in The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume 3 (February 2009), George Mann, ed..
    • "The Receivers" – Originally published in Other Earths (April 2009), Nick Gevers and Jay Lake, eds.
    • "Monkey Suit" – Originally published in Death Ray #20 (July 2009) (a Revelation Space story).
  • Beyond the Aquila Rift. London: Gollancz, 2016. ISBN 978-1473216358
    • "Great Wall of Mars" - previously collected in Galactic North
    • "Weather" - previously collected in Galactic North
    • "Beyond the Aquila Rift" - previously collected in Zima Blue and Other Stories
    • "Minla's Flowers" - previously collected in Zima Blue and Other Stories
    • "Zima Blue" - previously collected in Zima Blue and Other Stories
    • "Fury" - previously collected in Deep Navigation
    • "The Star Surgeon's Apprentice" - previously collected in Deep Navigation
    • "The Sledge-Maker's Daughter" - previously collected in Deep Navigation
    • Diamond Dogs - previously collected in Diamond Dog, Turquoise Days
    • Thousandth Night - originally published in One Million A.D. (2005), Gardner Dozois, ed.
    • Troika - originally published in Godlike Machines (2010), Jonathan Strahan, ed.;
    • "Sleepover" - originally published in The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF (May 2010), Mike Ashley, eds.
    • "Vainglory" - originally published in Edge of Infinity (December 2012), Jonathan Strahan, ed.
    • "Trauma Pod" - originally published in Armored (April 2012), John Joseph Adams, ed
    • The Last Log of the Lachrymosa - originally published in Subterranean Online (July 2014)
    • "The Water Thief" - originally published in Arc 1.1 / The Future Aways Wins (February 2012), Sumit Paul-Choudhury, Simon Ings, eds.
    • "The Old Man and the Martian Sea" - originally published in Life on Mars (April 2011), Jonathan Strahan, ed.
    • "In Babelsberg" - originally published in Reach for Infinity (May 2014), Jonathan Strahan, ed.

Novellas

  • "Thousandth Night", ISBN 978-1596062597 (with "Minla's Flowers") – Originally published in One Million A.D. (2005), Gardner Dozois, ed.; available in electronic format from Subterranean Press.
  • "The Six Directions of Space", ISBN 978-1596061842 – Originally published in Galactic Empires (September 2007[29]), Gardner Dozois, ed.
  • "Troika", ISBN 978-1596063761 - Originally published in Godlike Machines (2010), Jonathan Strahan, ed.;[1]
  • "Slow Bullets" (2015), ISBN 978-1616961930
  • "The Iron Tactician" (2016), ISBN 978-1910935309
  • "Permafrost" (2019), ISBN 9781250303561

Short fiction

  • "The Big Hello" – Originally published in German translation in a convention program.
  • "The Manastodon Broadcasts" – Originally published in Aberrant Dreams I: The Awakening (December 2008), Joe Dickerson, Ernest G. Saylor and Lonny Harper, eds.
  • "Scales" – Originally published in The Guardian (2009); and posted free online at Lightspeed Magazine.[30]
  • "Lune and the Red Empress" with Liz Williams, originally published in the 2010 Eastercon souvenir booklet.
  • "At Budokan" – Originally published in Shine (March 2010), Jetse de Vries, ed.
  • "Sleepover" – Originally published in The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF (May 2010), Mike Ashley, eds.
  • "Ascension Day" – Originally published in Voices from the Past, reprinted in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection (2012, ISBN 978-1-250-00354-6), Gardner Dozois, ed.
  • "The Old Man and the Martian Sea" – Originally published in Life on Mars (April 2011), Jonathan Strahan, ed.
  • "For the Ages" – Originally published in Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (November 2011), Ian Whates, ed.
  • "The Water Thief" – Originally published in Arc 1.1 / The Future Aways Wins (February 2012), Sumit Paul-Choudhury, Simon Ings, eds.
  • "Trauma Pod" – Originally published in Armored (April 2012), John Joseph Adams, ed.
  • "Vainglory" – Originally published in Edge of Infinity (December 2012), Jonathan Strahan, ed.
  • "A Map of Mercury" – Originally published in The Lowest Heaven (June 2013)[31]
  • "The Lobby" - Originally published in Memoryville Blues (Postscripts #30/31), Peter Crowther & Nick Gevers, ed.
  • "In Babelsberg" - Originally published in Reach for Infinity (May 2014), Jonathan Strahan, ed.[32]
  • "Wrecking Party" - Originally published in Dead Man's Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West (May 2014), John Joseph Adams, ed.
  • "The Last Log of the Lachrimosa" - Originally published in Subterranean Online (July 2014) (a Revelation Space story).[33]
  • "Sad Kapteyn" - Originally published online by the School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London[34]
  • "A Murmuration" - Originally published in Interzone (Mar-Apr 2015.)
  • "Belladonna Nights" - Published in The Weight of Words, Subterranean Press (2017), Dave McKean and William Schafer eds. (a House of Suns story)
  • "Holdfast" - Published in Extrasolar, PS Publishing (August, 2017), Nick Gevers ed.
  • "Night Passage" - Published in Infinite Stars, Titan Books (October, 2017), Bryan Thomas Schmidt ed. (a Revelation Space story)
  • "Open and Shut" - Published online by Gollancz (January 2018) (a Revelation Space story).[35]
  • "Providence" - Published 2001: An Odyssey in Words, Newcon Press (March, 2018), Ian Whates and Tom Hunter eds.
  • "Different Seas" - Published in Twelve Tomorrows, MIT Press (May, 2018), Wade Rush ed.
  • "Death's Door" - Published in Infinity's End, Solaris Press (July, 2018), Jonathan Strahan ed.

Essays, reporting and other contributions

  • Reynolds, Alastair (2015). "Gerry Anderson saw the future". Book Club. SciFiNow. 104: 96–97.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Strahan, Jonathan, ed. (2010), Godlike Machines, Garden City, New York: Science Fiction Book Club, p. 1, ISBN 978-1-61664-759-9
  2. ^ Science fiction 'thrives in hi-tech world' BBC News Monday, 30 April 2007
  3. ^ "Revelation Space universe". Wikipedia.
  4. ^ a b c www.alastairreynolds.com, as retrieved in January 2012.
  5. ^ a b c Ulen, Neal. "An Interview with Best-Selling Science Fiction Author Alastair Reynolds". Futurism. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  6. ^ http://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2017/07/elysium-fire-and-new-title-for-prefect.html
  7. ^ The Guardian, 22/06/09
  8. ^ Blog posting from Reynolds personal website Teahouse on the Tracks
  9. ^ a b Reynolds, Alastair. "Novels". Archived from the original on 7 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  10. ^ Past BSFA awards Archived 30 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2008 Seiun Awards". Locusmag.com. Archived from the original on 26 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Bibliography: Absolution Gap". Isfdb.org. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Bibliography: The Prefect". Isfdb.org. 25 June 2007. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  14. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2001 Arthur C. Clarke Award". Locusmag.com. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  15. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2006 Arthur C. Clarke Award". Locusmag.com. 25 April 2006. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  16. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2009 Arthur C. Clarke Award". Locusmag.com. 29 April 2009. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  17. ^ "Bibliography: The Fixation". Isfdb.org. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  18. ^ "Renovation - Hugo Awards". Renovationsf.org. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  19. ^ "Bibliography: Troika". Isfdb.org. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  20. ^ Locus, 2011 Hugo and Campbell Awards Winners (access date 21 August 2011)
  21. ^ "2017 Locus Awards Winners". www.locusmag.com. Locus Online News. 24 June 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  22. ^ Reynolds, Alastair. "Love, Death & Robots". Approaching Pavonis Mons by balloon (author's official blog). Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  23. ^ "On the Steel Breeze (Poseidon's Children): Amazon.co.uk: Alastair Reynolds: Books". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  24. ^ Alastair Reynolds - On the Steel Breeze cover art reveal Archived 23 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  25. ^ "Alastair Reynolds - Poseidon's Wake - Orion Publishing Group". Orionbooks.co.uk. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  26. ^ Reynolds, Alastair. "Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon". Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  27. ^ "Spirey and the Queen - a novelette by Alastair Reynolds". Infinityplus.co.uk. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  28. ^ "A Spy in Europa - a short story by Alastair Reynolds". Infinityplus.co.uk. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  29. ^ Science Fiction Book Club
  30. ^ Alastair Reynolds (17 January 2012). "Scales by Alastair Reynolds". Lightspeed Magazine. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  31. ^ "The Lowest Heaven anthology table of contents announced". Upcoming4.me. 2013. Archived from the original on 24 March 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  32. ^ Alexander, Niall (12 June 2014). "Step into the Stars: Reach for Infinity, ed. Jonathan Strahan". Tor.com. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  33. ^ "The Last Log of the Lachrimosa". Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  34. ^ "Sad Kapteyn". Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  35. ^ "Open and shut". Archived from the original on 15 January 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.

External links

Interviews

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Strahan, Jonathan, ed. (2010), Godlike Machines, Garden City, New York: Science Fiction Book Club, p. 1, ISBN 978-1-61664-759-9
  2. ^ Science fiction 'thrives in hi-tech world' BBC News Monday, 30 April 2007
  3. ^ "Revelation Space universe". Wikipedia.
  4. ^ a b c www.alastairreynolds.com, as retrieved in January 2012.
  5. ^ a b c Ulen, Neal. "An Interview with Best-Selling Science Fiction Author Alastair Reynolds". Futurism. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  6. ^ http://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/2017/07/elysium-fire-and-new-title-for-prefect.html
  7. ^ The Guardian, 22/06/09
  8. ^ Blog posting from Reynolds personal website Teahouse on the Tracks
  9. ^ a b Reynolds, Alastair. "Novels". Archived from the original on 7 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  10. ^ Past BSFA awards Archived 30 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2008 Seiun Awards". Locusmag.com. Archived from the original on 26 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Bibliography: Absolution Gap". Isfdb.org. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Bibliography: The Prefect". Isfdb.org. 25 June 2007. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  14. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2001 Arthur C. Clarke Award". Locusmag.com. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  15. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2006 Arthur C. Clarke Award". Locusmag.com. 25 April 2006. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  16. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2009 Arthur C. Clarke Award". Locusmag.com. 29 April 2009. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  17. ^ "Bibliography: The Fixation". Isfdb.org. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  18. ^ "Renovation - Hugo Awards". Renovationsf.org. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  19. ^ "Bibliography: Troika". Isfdb.org. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  20. ^ Locus, 2011 Hugo and Campbell Awards Winners (access date 21 August 2011)
  21. ^ "2017 Locus Awards Winners". www.locusmag.com. Locus Online News. 24 June 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  22. ^ Reynolds, Alastair. "Love, Death & Robots". Approaching Pavonis Mons by balloon (author's official blog). Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  23. ^ "On the Steel Breeze (Poseidon's Children): Amazon.co.uk: Alastair Reynolds: Books". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  24. ^ Alastair Reynolds - On the Steel Breeze cover art reveal Archived 23 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  25. ^ "Alastair Reynolds - Poseidon's Wake - Orion Publishing Group". Orionbooks.co.uk. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  26. ^ Reynolds, Alastair. "Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon". Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  27. ^ "Spirey and the Queen - a novelette by Alastair Reynolds". Infinityplus.co.uk. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  28. ^ "A Spy in Europa - a short story by Alastair Reynolds". Infinityplus.co.uk. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  29. ^ Science Fiction Book Club
  30. ^ Alastair Reynolds (17 January 2012). "Scales by Alastair Reynolds". Lightspeed Magazine. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
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Absolution Gap

Absolution Gap is a 2003 science fiction novel written by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds. It takes place in the Revelation Space universe and is a direct sequel to Redemption Ark.

Alastair Reynolds (footballer)

Alastair David Reynolds (born 2 September 1995) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Nea Salamina.

Blue Remembered Earth

Blue Remembered Earth is a science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds, first published by Gollancz on 19 January 2012. It describes the efforts of two adult siblings to solve a mystery in the pseudo-utopian 2160s. The novel is the first of the Poseidon's Children trilogy, which follows humanity's development over many centuries, with the intention of portraying a more optimistic future than anything Reynolds had previously written. The second book in the trilogy, On the Steel Breeze, was released on 26 September 2013, and the trilogy's finale, Poseidon's Wake, was released on 30 April 2015.

Century Rain

Century Rain is a 2004 noir science fiction alternate history mystery novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds (ISBN 0-575-07436-1).

Chasm City

Chasm City is a 2001 science fiction novel by British writer Alastair Reynolds, set in the Revelation Space universe. It deals with themes of identity, memory, and immortality, and many of its scenes are concerned primarily with describing the unusual societal and physical structure of the titular city, a major nexus of Reynolds's universe. It won the 2002 British Science Fiction Association award.

Elysium Fire

Elysium Fire is a 2018 hard science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds. It is a direct sequel to Aurora Rising, taking place in the Revelation Space universe. Reynolds has stated that the novel requires no previous knowledge of Aurora Rising, functioning as a standalone work.Aurora Rising and Elysium Fire comprise the Prefect Dreyfus Emergency series.

Harvest of Time

Doctor Who: Harvest of Time is a Third Doctor novel by Alastair Reynolds. It features the Third Doctor (as portrayed by Jon Pertwee), Jo Grant, the Master (as portrayed by Roger Delgado), Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, and other familiar characters from the Third Doctor era of Doctor Who.

Harvest of Time, a BBC Books original novel, was published in June 2013. It was simultaneously released as an eBook and in an unabridged audio version read by Geoffrey Beevers.

House of Suns

House of Suns is a 2008 science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds. Reynolds announced the title on 7 June 2007, when he was about halfway through writing it. It is set in the same universe as his novella "Thousandth Night", which appears in the anthology One Million A.D., although he has stated on his blog that House of Suns "does not attempt slavish consistency" with "Thousandth Night" (some characters killed in the novella make an appearance in House of Suns). The novel was shortlisted for the 2009 Arthur C. Clarke Award.

List of Revelation Space races

This is a list of fictional alien and modified human races in the fictional Revelation Space universe created by Alastair Reynolds.

On the Steel Breeze

On the Steel Breeze is a science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds, which was first published by Gollancz on 26 September 2013. It is the second part of Reynolds' future history Poseidon's Children trilogy, following his 2012 novel Blue Remembered Earth. On the Steel Breeze was followed on 30 April 2015 by the concluding novel of the trilogy, Poseidon's Wake.

Poseidon's Wake

Poseidon's Wake is a science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds. It forms the conclusion of Reynolds' Poseidon's Children future history trilogy, which follows the expansion of humanity and its transhuman descendants into the galaxy over the course of many centuries. Poseidon's Wake follows Blue Remembered Earth (2012) and On the Steel Breeze (2013), and was published by Gollancz on 30 April 2015.

Pushing Ice

Pushing Ice is a 2005 science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds. According to Reynolds' Web site, the story takes place in a different universe from his Revelation Space stories.

Redemption Ark

Redemption Ark is a 2002 science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds set in the Revelation Space universe. It continues the story of Nevil Clavain begun in the short stories "Great Wall of Mars" and "Glacial".

Revelation Space

Revelation Space is a 2000 science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds. It was the first novel (but not published work of fiction) set in Reynolds' eponymous universe. The novel reflects Reynolds's professional background: he has a PhD in astronomy and worked for many years for the European Space Agency.It was short listed for the 2000 BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.

Revenger

Revenger is a 2016 hard science fiction novel by British author Alastair Reynolds. It is unconnected to any of Reynolds's previous works. A sequel, entitled Shadow Captain was published on January 10, 2019.Revenger won the 2017 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book, and was a finalist for the 2018 Philip K. Dick Award.

Shadow Captain (novel)

Shadow Captain, by British author Alastair Reynolds, is the second book in the Revenger Trilogy that began with the novel Revenger, published in 2016. Shadow Captain takes place in a setting 10 million years in the future called The Congregation, where the Solar system has been through thirteen "Occupations" that has reduced the planets to rubble and rebuilt it into its current state, a collection of 50 million micro-worlds, with 20,000 of them occupied by the remnants of humanity and alien species.

While Revenger is told from the first person perspective of Arafura Ness, Shadow Captain is told from the first person perspective of her older sister, Adrana.

The final book in the trilogy, Bone Silence, will be published in the near future.

The Medusa Chronicles

The Medusa Chronicles is a 2016 science fiction novel by Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter, a sequel to Arthur C. Clarke's 1970 novella A Meeting with Medusa. It expands on the premise of Clarke's story, taking the main character into the distant future, while also going into the past to show that both the novel and the original Clarke story are set in an alternative history where in 1968, NASA and the Soviet space program united to prevent an asteroid from impacting Earth.

The Prefect

Aurora Rising (originally titled The Prefect) is a 2007 science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds. It is the fifth novel set in the Revelation Space universe, and takes place prior to the four previously released Revelation Space novels, but after some of the short stories. A sequel, Elysium Fire, was released in January 2018.While the novel takes place in the Revelation Space universe, it has little connection to the other novels.

Tähtivaeltaja Award

Tähtivaeltaja Award is an annual prize by Helsingin science fiction seura ry for the best science fiction book released in Finnish.

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