Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds (born in 1966 in Barry, Wales) is a British science fiction author. He specialises in dark hard science fiction and space opera and noir toned stories.

Reynolds spent his early years in Cornwall, moved back to Wales before going to Newcastle, where he read Physics and Astronomy. Afterwards, he earned a PhD from St Andrews, Scotland. In 1991, he moved to Noordwijk in the Netherlands where he met his wife Josette (who is from France). There, he worked twelve years for the European Space Research and Technology Centre, part of the European Space Agency. About half of his time in ESA he spent working on S-Cam, the world's most advanced optical camera. In 2004 when he left ESA to pursue writing full time. He returned to Wales in 2008 and lives near Cardiff with his wife. They like horse riding, birds, long walks in the woods, good curries and old films.

Reynolds wrote his first short stories in 1990, while still a graduate student. 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. In 1995 his story ”Byrd Land Six” was published, which he says marked the beginning of a more serious phase of writing.

Reynolds's first published novel was Revelation Space (2000), which was shortlisted for the BSFA and Arthur C Clarke awards. His second novel, Chasm City (2001), won the BSFA award in 2002. A number of his other novels and stories have been shortlisted for the BSFA and Clarke awards.


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Edited Darkki March 30, 2021
Books by Alastair Reynolds
Revelation Space (Revelation Space #1) 8.38   155
Chasm City (Revelation Space #2) 8.26   138
Diamond Dogs 8.00   2
Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days 7.76   115
Redemption Ark (Revelation Space #3) 8.52   117
Turquoise Days 6.00   2
Absolution Gap (Revelation Space #4) 8.40   96
Century Rain 6.66   21
Pushing Ice 8.16   96
Galactic North 7.76   8
Zima Blue and Other Stories 7.80   5
The Prefect 8.02   87
House of Suns 8.18   93
The Six Directions of Space 6.00   1
Thousandth Night & Minla's Flowers 8.00   1
Deep Navigation 8.00   1
Terminal World 7.82   64
Troika 7.00   2
Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidon's Children #1) 7.80   94
Harvest of Time N/A
On the Steel Breeze (Poseidon's Children #2) 8.36   60
Poseidon's Wake (Poseidon's Children #3) 7.40   46
Slow Bullets 6.84   36
The Medusa Chronicles N/A
Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds 9.50   2
Revenger (Revenger #1) 6.86   51
The Iron Tactician 8.00   1
Elysium Fire 7.70   37
Shadow Captain (Revenger #2) 7.44   30
Permafrost 6.90   30
Bone Silence (Revenger #3) 7.20   24
Inhibitor Phase 7.58   29
Belladonna Nights and Other Stories 8.00   4
Eversion 7.18   22

Speculative Fiction Novels (34)


2022 | science fiction

2021 | science fiction, short stories
(Revelation Space)
2021 | science fiction > space opera
(Revenger #3)
2020 | science fiction > space opera

2019 | science fiction
(Revenger #2)
2019 | science fiction > space opera
(Revelation Space)
2018 | science fiction > space opera

2016 | science fiction > space opera
(Revenger #1)
2016 | science fiction > space opera

2016 | science fiction, short stories

2016 | science fiction

2015 | science fiction > space opera
(Poseidon's Children #3)
2015 | science fiction > space opera
(Poseidon's Children #2)
2013 | science fiction > space opera
(Doctor Who)
2013 | science fiction
(Poseidon's Children #1)
2012 | science fiction > space opera

2011 | science fiction

2010 | science fiction

2010 | science fiction, short stories

2009 | science fiction

2008 | science fiction

2008 | science fiction > space opera
(Revelation Space)
2007 | science fiction > space opera
(Revelation Space)
2006 | science fiction > space opera, short stories

2006 | science fiction, short stories

2005 | science fiction > space opera

2004 | science fiction
(Revelation Space #4)
2003 | science fiction > cyberpunk + space opera
(Revelation Space #3)
2002 | science fiction > cyberpunk + space opera
(Revelation Space)
2002 | science fiction > space opera, short stories
(Revelation Space)
2002 | science fiction > space opera
(Revelation Space #2)
2001 | science fiction > cyberpunk + space opera
(Revelation Space)
2001 | science fiction > space opera
(Revelation Space #1)
2000 | science fiction > cyberpunk + space opera