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Alastair Reynolds


UK flag (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.


 
Series
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Inspector Drefus
1. The Prefect (2007)
     aka Aurora Rising
2. Elysium Fire (2018)
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Medusa Chronicles (with Stephen Baxter)
The Medusa Chronicles (2016)
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Revenger
1. Revenger (2016)
2. Revealer (2019)
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Series contributed to
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Anthologies edited
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Anthologies containing stories by Alastair Reynolds
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Short stories
A Spy in Europa (1997)
Galactic North [short story] (1999)
The Great Wall of Mars (2000)


Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2001) : Revelation Space
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel winner (2001) : Chasm City
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2003) : Absolution Gap
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2006) : Pushing Ice
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Prefect
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


Alastair Reynolds recommends
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Perdido Street Station (2000)
(New Crobuzon, book 1)
China Miéville
"...something very special indeed. At 700 pages it's not to be taken lightly, but I defy anyone to stop once they've allowed themselves to be drawn into the amazing, intricate and grotesque world he has created."
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The Well of Stars (2004)
(Marrow, book 2)
Robert Reed
"Wonderful far-future SF of the best kind: Imaginative, epic, mind-blowing."
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Gardens of the Sun (2009)
(Quiet War, book 2)
Paul McAuley
"A writer of dazzling range, luminous intelligence and great humanity."
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Ninefox Gambit (2016)
(Machineries Of Empire trilogy, book 1)
Yoon Ha Lee
"Ninefox Gambit is an effortlessly accomplished SF novel. Yoon Ha lee has arrived in spectacular fashion."
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Daughter of Eden (2016)
(Dark Eden , book 3)
Chris Beckett
"A rising star of British SF_Beckett should be on the radar of anyone who professes concern for science fiction as a literary form."

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