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), ... (more)

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Speculative Fiction Novels (31)
2020  Bone Silence (Revenger, #3)
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Release date - January 9, 2020
2019  Permafrost
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2019  Shadow Captain (Revenger, #2)
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2018  Elysium Fire (Revelation Space)
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2016  The Iron Tactician
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2016  Revenger (Revenger, #1)
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2016  Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds
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2016  The Medusa Chronicles
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2015  Slow Bullets
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2015  Poseidon's Wake (Poseidon's Children, #3)
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2013  On the Steel Breeze (Poseidon's Children, #2)
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2013  Harvest of Time (Doctor Who)
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2012  Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidon's Children, #1)
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2011  Troika
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2010  Terminal World
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2010  Deep Navigation
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2009  Thousandth Night & Minla's Flowers
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2008  The Six Directions of Space
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2008  House of Suns
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2007  The Prefect (Revelation Space)
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2006  Galactic North (Revelation Space)
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2006  Zima Blue and Other Stories
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2005  Pushing Ice
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2004  Century Rain
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2003  Absolution Gap (Revelation Space, #4)
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2002  Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days (Revelation Space)
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2002  Turquoise Days (Revelation Space)
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2002  Redemption Ark (Revelation Space, #3)
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2001  Diamond Dogs (Revelation Space)
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2001  Chasm City (Revelation Space, #2)
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2000  Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1)
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