Alastair Reynolds is one of the world's finest writers of far future space opera, lauded by mainstream and genre press alike THE PREFECT made the SUNDAY TIMES Top Twenty 'A mastersinger of the space opera' THE TIMES 'Space opera's current Janacek' TELEGRAPH It's rare to find a writer with sufficient nerve and stamina to write novels that are big enough to justify using words like "revelation" and "redemption". Reynolds pulls it off' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY All of Reynolds' novels are excellent backlist sellers; his first novel, REVELATION SPACE, has sold more than 100,000 copies in the UK alone.
Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St Andrews Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. He lived in the Netherlands for 15 years before returning to Wales. He gave up working as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency to become a full-time writer. Revelation Space and Pushing Ice were shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award; Revelation Space, Absolution Gap and Century Rain were shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Award, which Chasm City won; Diamond Dogs was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award.
aEntertaininga]This is warm hearted science fiction with big ideas.a a"Interzone" aA thrilling, mind- boggling adventure.a a"The Times" (UK) aReynoldsas approach seems new, exciting, vibrant.a a"SFX" aA sweeping, audacious slice of galactic-scale intrigue and subterfuge.a a"Andromeda Spaceways" aReynolds has once again created a galaxy-spanning, mind-boggling stage on which to set a gripping, thoughtful, intelligent drama.a a"Concatenation"