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Alastair Reynolds

UK flag (b.1966)

Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St Andrews Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. He stopped working as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency to become a full-time writer. REVELATION SPACE and PUSHING ICE were shortlisted for the ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD; REVELATION SPACE, ABSOLUTION GAP, DIAMOND DOGS and CENTURY RAIN were shortlisted for the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD and CHASM CITY won the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD.

Genres: Science Fiction
New Books
Revelation Space
   1. Revelation Space (2000)
   2. Chasm City (2001)
   Diamond Dogs (2001)
   3. Redemption Ark (2002)
   Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days (2003)
   4. Absolution Gap (2003)
   Galactic North (2006)
   5. Inhibitor Phase (2021)
Prefect Dreyfus Emergencies
   1. Aurora Rising (2007)
     aka The Prefect
   2. Elysium Fire (2018)
   3. Machine Vendetta (2024)
   Merlin's Gun (2012)
   The Iron Tactician (2016)
Revenger Universe
   1. Revenger (2016)
   2. Shadow Captain (2019)
   3. Bone Silence (2020)
   Century Rain (2004)
   Pushing Ice (2005)
   House of Suns (2008)
   Terminal World (2010)
   The Medusa Chronicles (2016) (with Stephen Baxter)
   Permafrost (2019)
   Eversion (2022)
Anthologies edited
   War and Space (2012) (with Rich Horton and Sean Wallace)
Novellas and Short Stories
   The Six Directions of Space (2008)
   Zima Blue (2009)
   Troika (2011)
   Sleepover (2012)
   Slow Bullets (2015)
   Detonation Boulevard (2023)
Omnibus editions
Series contributed to
Anthologies containing stories by Alastair Reynolds
Short stories
A Spy in Europa (1997)
Galactic North [short story] (1999)
The Great Wall of Mars (2000)

Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2001) : Revelation Space: Inhibitor Trilogy Book 1
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel winner (2001) : Chasm City
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2003) : Absolution Gap: Inhibitor Trilogy Book 3
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2006) : Pushing Ice
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2007) : Aurora Rising
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2009) : House of Suns
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2013) : Blue Remembered Earth
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2014) : On the Steel Breeze
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2017) : The Medusa Chronicles
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (2017) : Revenger

Alastair Reynolds recommends
The Future (2023)
Naomi Alderman
"The Future couldn't be more timely, or more welcome. It's the book we need right now. It manages to be a persuasive, carefully thought-through manual for social and technological change, a roadmap to a better, greener, kinder tomorrow - a world that's ours for the taking if we want it badly enough - while also a rollicking, fun-packed thriller with juicy stakes, constantly escalating twists, and a cast of characters who feel like they already exist somewhere out there in our fragile, free-wheeling present."
A Stranger in the Citadel (2023)
Tobias S Buckell
"Tobias Buckell packs a trilogy's worth of action and invention into this riotously-paced novel, which builds to a moving conclusion. It's an exciting and surprising book, a thriller which also happens to be a thoughtful meditation on power, knowledge and loyalty."
Ethera Grave (2023)
(Graven, book 3)
Essa Hansen
"A sucker punch to the senses...A killer story with real heart and soul."
Artifact Space (2021)
(Arcana Imperii)
Miles Cameron
"Take an extremely likeable hero, throw in a clever and engaging re-mapping of real-world naval aviation procedures onto a detailed futuristic canvas, then wrap the whole thing up in a satisfyingly mysterious universe with some intriguing aliens, and you have a winner!"
Salvation (2018)
(Salvation Sequence, book 1)
Peter F Hamilton
"Hamilton knows how to build a world, and he’s one of the best in the field at imagining complex societies. Just as important, though, he knows how to populate his future environments with real-seeming people whose lives extend beyond the page. Salvation is a twisty and hugely satisfying SF thriller that opens a portal on a new and exciting series."
Revenant Gun (2018)
(Machineries Of Empire trilogy, book 3)
Yoon Ha Lee
"Ninefox Gambit is effortlessly accomplished SF novel. Yoon Ha Lee has arrived in spectacular fashion."

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