alastair reynolds

  1. Vertigo

    New book(s) from Alastair Reynolds

    I've not seen mention of this on the Chrons but interesting for Reynolds fans: From his blog: "Last week I completed the first set of revisions on Eversion, and the novel (now around 85,000 words) has now gone back to my editor. If all goes smoothly, there will be one more round of edits then...
  2. Rodders

    Inhibitor Phase

    Werthead recently announced that Alistair Reynolds has turned in a new novel set in the Revelation Space universe. Called Inhibitor Phase, I’ll definitely pick up a copy. Now there is a cover, I thought it’s be worth posting here. I’m not sure of the release date, but I hope it’s better than...
  3. Vertigo

    Minlas’s Flowers by Alastair Reynolds

    This is a novella that I decided to read as it provides a prequel to his Merlin stories which I thought I’d read in chronological order rather than published order. With a damaged spaceship Merlin is forced to take refuge on a planet with an intractable war in progress. With his superior...
  4. TheClockmaker

    Alastair Reynolds & Essa Hansen - Q&A and Conversation

    Hi everyone, Recently Reynolds and Essa Hansen did an amazing conversation covering a wide range of topics, including a Q&A section that answered a lot of questions regarding their ways of writing and inspirations. You can find the full recording on the below link: Alastair Reynolds & Essa...
  5. TheClockmaker

    All books set in the Revelation Space universe

    Hello, I'm new here so apologies if I'm asking an already answered question, but I couldn't find the answer myself. Also, move it if it's in the wrong forum. In the last few months, I've gone through the following books from the Revelation Space collection (in no particular order after the...
  6. Vertigo

    The Medusa Chronicles by Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds

    The Medusa Chronicles is a sequel to Arthur C Clarke’s novella A Meeting with Medusa (which I quickly read before this book), and I suspect you are always going to be taking a chance writing a sequel today (2016) to a story written so long ago (1971) and I think that this book suffers from that...
  7. Vertigo

    Review: Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds

    Bella Lind and her crew of the Rockhopper push ice; that is they attach crude drives to icy comets and send them on their way to the inner solar system. But when Janus, one of Saturn’s moons, proves itself to be something very different by abruptly heading out of the solar system at high speed...
  8. Vertigo

    Review: Revenger by Alastair Reynolds

    Arafura and Adrana are teenagers who don’t much like their family life and so decide to run away and join a solar light sail powered spaceship, make their fortunes and return to bale out their impoverished father. That’s the idea anyway; of course nothing ever works out quite according to plan...
  9. Vertigo

    Elysium Fire

    In case any Reynolds fans haven't noticed there is a sequel - Elysium Fire - to The Prefect (and maybe more, who knows) being published next January which I'm very much looking forward to; I thought the Prefect was great and one of my favourite of his books set in the Revelation Space universe...
  10. Vertigo

    Poseidon’s Wake by Alastair Reynolds

    Poseidon’s Wake is the third book in Reynold’s Poseidon’s Children series which I was under the impression was a trilogy (the first book’s blurb announced “Blue Remembered Earth is the first volume in a monumental trilogy…”) but if that’s the case then this book left at least one huge dangling...
  11. Vertigo

    On the Steel Breeze by Alastair Reynolds

    Following on from the events of Blue Remembered Earth, ‘holoships’ have been dispatched to Crucible where incontrovertible evidence of an apparently long dead extra-terrestrial intelligence has been discovered. The holoships, asteroids converted to house communities over a million strong and...
  12. Brian G Turner

    Alastair Reynolds on BBC Radio

    Reynolds will be appearing on a BBC Radio Wales shows about science fiction tomorrow: Today's Tomorrows: Science Fiction, Series 25, Phil the Shelf - BBC Radio Wales
  13. Vertigo

    House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds

    If you like your space opera set on a truly epic scale then this is for you! The book spans some six million years, though only focuses on the beginning and end of that period. The main characters have all been around for all of that period but, having spent much of it at relativistic speeds and...
  14. Rodders


    Due for release in September, I saw this on Amzon and preordered. REVENGER is a brisk, distant future caper novel set in the rubble of a ruined solar system, and concerning itself with two sisters who want a little adventure in their lives, and get much, much more than they bargained for. This...
  15. Rodders

    Slow Bullets by Alistair Rynolds

    This came through my Amazon feed. Slow Bullets is a new novel by Alistair Reynolds that i haven't heard about. It is a paperback and audiobook release, but it sounds interesting, here's the blurb; "From the author of the Revelation Space series comes an interstellar adventure of war...
  16. Anthony G Williams

    Absolution Gap by Alastair Reynolds

    I read the first three Revelation Space books by Alastair Reynolds over a decade ago, before I began this blog: Revelation Space (published in 2000), Chasm City (2001) and Redemption Ark (2002). I stopped reading the series after that, possibly because I needed a break from the not insignificant...
  17. sozme

    A blue remembered earth

    What did people think of A Blue Remembered Earth and the Poseidon's Wake series in general by Alastair Reynolds? I am having trouble getting through the second half of the first book. The problem for me is the characters are very boring and unlikeable.
  18. Brian G Turner

    Alastair Reynolds - The Prefect

    Another SF book spotted in the charity shop - Alastair Reynolds, The Prefect. A decent introduction to Reynolds, or should I look for something else by him?
  19. Silver Owl

    Poseidon's Wake (Book 3 of Poseidon's Children)

    Set to be released on April 16th next year according to Amazon. This is also the final book in the trilogy starting with Blue Remembered Earth.
  20. Nerds_feather

    Alastair Reynolds calls for more civility

    Interesting read.