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Alastair Reynolds


UK (1966 - )

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 as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency.
 
Series contributed to
Harvest of Time
 
Anthologies edited
War and Space: Recent Combat
 
Anthologies containing stories by Alastair Reynolds
The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction 11th Annual CollectionThe Year's Best Science Fiction Fifteenth Annual CollectionThe Year's Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual Collection
 
Short stories
A Spy in Europa (1997)
Galactic North [short story] (1999)
The Great Wall of Mars (2000)


Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (2001) : Revelation Space
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel winner (2001) : Chasm City
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2003) : Absolution Gap
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (2006) : Pushing Ice
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Prefect
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (2009) : House of Suns


Alastair Reynolds recommends
Perdido Street Station
Perdido Street Station (2000)
(New Crobuzon, book 1)
China Miéville
"...something very special indeed. At 700 pages it's not to be taken lightly, but I defy anyone to stop once they've allowed themselves to be drawn into the amazing, intricate and grotesque world he has created."
The Well of Stars
The Well of Stars (2004)
(Marrow, book 2)
Robert Reed
"Wonderful far-future SF of the best kind: Imaginative, epic, mind-blowing."
Gardens of the Sun
Gardens of the Sun (2009)
(Quiet War, book 2)
Paul McAuley
"A writer of dazzling range, luminous intelligence and great humanity."



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