The Pattern Jugglers of planet Turquoise — an alien entity that takes the form of floating organisms on the surface of a planetwide sea. Turquoise Days is the story of Naqi Okpik, a human scientist who must come to terms with the mysteries of the Jugglers while dealing with an external threat to the planet — a threat to the Jugglers themselves. But are the Pattern Jugglers conscious life forms, and can they protect themselves against this alien menace? Turquoise Days plays out against the same turbulent, far future, deep-space background as Alastair Reynolds's novels — Revelation Space, Chasm City, and Redemption Ark — and novella-length stories "Great Wall of Mars" and "Diamond Dogs."
Turquoise Days, a 30,000-word, 78-page novella, kicks off a new line of quality trade paperbound chapbooks from Golden Gryphon Press. Each copy is signed and numbered by the author on the limitation page.
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 ... (more)