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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.
 

Awards: Locus (2017), Locus (2016), BSFA (2001)  see all

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
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)
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Prefect Dreyfus Emergencies
   1. Aurora Rising (2007)
     aka The Prefect
   2. Elysium Fire (2018)
   3. Machine Vendetta (2024)
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Merlin
   Merlin's Gun (2012)
   The Iron Tactician (2016)
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Revenger Universe
   1. Revenger (2016)
   2. Shadow Captain (2019)
   3. Bone Silence (2020)
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Novels
   Century Rain (2004)
   Pushing Ice (2005)
   House of Suns (2008)
   Terminal World (2010)
   The Medusa Chronicles (2016) (with Stephen Baxter)
   Permafrost (2019)
   Eversion (2022)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Six Directions of Space (2008)
   Zima Blue (2009)
   Troika (2011)
   Slow Bullets (2015)
   Detonation Boulevard (2023)
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Series contributed to
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Alastair Reynolds recommends
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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."
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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."
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Ethera Grave (2023)
(Graven, book 3)
Essa Hansen
"A sucker punch to the senses...A killer story with real heart and soul."

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Books containing stories by Alastair Reynolds
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Best of British Science Fiction 2023 (2024)
(Best of British Science Fiction)
edited by
Donna Scott
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To the Stars and Back (2024)
Stories in Honour of Eric Brown

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Awards
2017 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Novel : Revenger
2016 Locus Award for Best Novella : Slow Bullets
2001 BSFA Award for Best Novel : Chasm City

Award nominations
2023 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Eversion
2023 Dragon Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Eversion
2022 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Belladonna Nights: And Other Stories
2020 Philip K Dick Award (nominee) : Bone Silence
2020 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Novel (nominee) : Shadow Captain
2020 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Permafrost
2019 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Elysium Fire
2017 Philip K Dick Award (nominee) : Revenger
2017 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Medusa Chronicles
2017 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Iron Tactician
2017 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds
2017 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : The Medusa Chronicles
2016 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Slow Bullets
2015 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : The Last Log of the Lachrimosa
2014 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : On the Steel Breeze
2013 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : Blue Remembered Earth
2012 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : The Old Man and the Martian Sea
2011 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : Troika
2011 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Troika
2011 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Sleepover
2011 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Deep Navigation
2011 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Troika
2009 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : House of Suns
2009 Arthur C. Clarke Award (nominee) : House of Suns
2008 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Aurora Rising
2008 BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction (nominee) : The Sledge-Maker's Daughter
2007 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Nightingale
2007 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Zima Blue and Other Stories
2007 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Galactic North
2007 BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction (nominee) : Signal to Noise
2007 BSFA Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Aurora Rising
2006 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Pushing Ice
2006 Arthur C. Clarke Award (nominee) : Pushing Ice
2005 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Century Rain
2004 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Absolution Gap: Inhibitor Trilogy Book 3
2003 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Redemption Ark: Inhibitor Trilogy Book 2
2003 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Turquoise Days
2003 BSFA Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Absolution Gap: Inhibitor Trilogy Book 3
2002 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Chasm City
2002 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Glacial
2002 British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Diamond Dogs
2001 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Revelation Space: Inhibitor Trilogy Book 1
2001 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Great Wall of Mars
2001 Locus Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Revelation Space: Inhibitor Trilogy Book 1
2001 Arthur C. Clarke Award (nominee) : Revelation Space: Inhibitor Trilogy Book 1
2000 BSFA Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Revelation Space: Inhibitor Trilogy Book 1


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