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),


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Edited: Darkki March 30, 2021
Book Covers
Revelation Space (Revelation Space #1)8.38
Chasm City (Revelation Space #2)8.26
Diamond Dogs
Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days7.76
Redemption Ark (Revelation Space #3)8.52
Turquoise Days
Absolution Gap (Revelation Space #4)8.42
Century Rain6.66
Pushing Ice8.14
Galactic North7.76
Zima Blue and Other Stories7.80
The Prefect8.02
House of Suns8.14
The Six Directions of Space
Thousandth Night & Minla's Flowers
Deep Navigation
Terminal World7.80
Troika
Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidon's Children #1)7.80
Harvest of Time
On the Steel Breeze (Poseidon's Children #2)8.36
Poseidon's Wake (Poseidon's Children #3)7.40
Slow Bullets6.78
The Medusa Chronicles
Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds
Revenger (Revenger #1)6.96
The Iron Tactician
Elysium Fire7.70
Shadow Captain (Revenger #2)7.40
Permafrost6.52
Bone Silence (Revenger #3)7.18
Inhibitor Phase
Belladonna Nights and Other Stories8.00

Speculative Fiction Novels (33)


2021 | science fiction, short stories | Release date October 31, 2021
(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