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.


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Series by Alastair Reynolds
Doctor Who (16 books)
Revenger (3 books)

Books by Alastair Reynolds
Revelation Space (Revelation Space #1) 8.38   156
Chasm City (Revelation Space #0.5) 8.26   138
Diamond Dogs (Revelation Space #1.3) 8.00   2
Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days (Revelation Space #1.5) 7.76   115
Redemption Ark (Revelation Space #2) 8.52   117
Turquoise Days (Revelation Space #1.4) 7.34   3
Absolution Gap (Revelation Space #3) 8.40   96
Century Rain 6.66   21
Pushing Ice 8.14   98
Galactic North (Revelation Space #3.5) 7.76   8
Zima Blue and Other Stories 7.80   5
The Prefect (Prefect Dreyfus Emergency #1) 8.00   87
House of Suns 8.16   95
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   61
Poseidon's Wake (Poseidon's Children #3) 7.40   47
Slow Bullets 6.86   38
The Medusa Chronicles N/A
Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds 9.50   2
Revenger (Revenger #1) 6.92   52
The Iron Tactician 8.00   1
Elysium Fire (Prefect Dreyfus Emergency #2) 7.70   39
Shadow Captain (Revenger #2) 7.36   33
Permafrost 6.82   37
Bone Silence (Revenger #3) 7.24   25
Inhibitor Phase (Revelation Space #4) 7.66   32
Belladonna Nights and Other Stories 8.00   4
Eversion 7.24   26

Speculative Fiction Novels (37)

(Revelation Space #5 of 5)
2024 | science fiction > space opera | Release date TBA
(Prefect Dreyfus Emergency #3 of 3)
2023 | science fiction > space opera | Release date 2023

2022 | science fiction

2021 | science fiction, short stories
(Revelation Space #4 of 5)
2021 | science fiction > space opera
(Revenger #3 of 3)
2020 | science fiction > space opera

2019 | science fiction
(Revenger #2 of 3)
2019 | science fiction > space opera
(Prefect Dreyfus Emergency #2 of 3)
2018 | science fiction > space opera
(Prefect Dreyfus Emergency #1.5 of 3)
2018 | science fiction > space opera, short stories

2016 | science fiction > space opera
(Revenger #1 of 3)
2016 | science fiction > space opera

2016 | science fiction, short stories

2016 | science fiction

2015 | science fiction > space opera
(Poseidon's Children #3 of 3)
2015 | science fiction > space opera
(Poseidon's Children #2 of 3)
2013 | science fiction > space opera
(Doctor Who)
2013 | science fiction
(Poseidon's Children #1 of 3)
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
(Prefect Dreyfus Emergency #1 of 3)
2007 | science fiction > space opera
(Revelation Space #3.5 of 5)
2006 | science fiction > space opera, short stories

2006 | science fiction, short stories

2005 | science fiction > space opera

2004 | science fiction
(Revelation Space #3 of 5)
2003 | science fiction > cyberpunk + space opera
(Revelation Space #2 of 5)
2002 | science fiction > cyberpunk + space opera
(Revelation Space #1.5 of 5)
2002 | science fiction > space opera, short stories
(Revelation Space #1.4 of 5)
2002 | science fiction > space opera
(Revelation Space #1.3 of 5)
2001 | science fiction > space opera
(Revelation Space #0.5 of 5)
2001 | science fiction > cyberpunk + space opera
(Revelation Space #1 of 5)
2000 | science fiction > cyberpunk + space opera