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The Prefect (Gollancz S.F.)

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Revelation Space has sold more than 60,000 copies in massmarket paperback Revelation Space and Chasm City were shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award; Chasm City won the British Science Fiction Award, Absolution Gap was shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Award Immense critical acclaim: 'Reynolds's narrative is truly breathtaking in scope and intricate in detail, making him a mastersinger of the space opera' The Times 'One of Britain's hottest young authors' 'The span here is mind-boggling' Good Book Guide American sale for REVELATION SPACE and CHASM CITY highest ever for first British SF novels 'Alastair Reynolds occupies the same frenzied imaginative space as Philip K. Dick or A.E. Van Vogt; that he occupies it as a working scientist is what makes it so exciting' M. John Harrison in the Guardian

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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. Since 1991 he has lived in the Netherlands, near Leiden, where he works part-time as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency. Revelation Space was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke and the British Science Fiction awards and Chasm City, won the British Science Fiction Award.


"A worthy addition to the world of Revelation Space." "Evokes echoes of le Carre and Sayers with a liberal dash of Doctor Who." "A fascinating hybrid of space opera, police procedural and character study." aAbsorbinga]A fine provocative portrait of utopia on the brink.a a"Locus" a["The Prefect"] would serve as a good introduction to the entire genre for those who have never tried science fiction. Highly recommended.a aAn entertaining tale.a aSFFWorld aAn exciting high-tech tale.a aFascination Place

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