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Alastair Reynolds

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 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, DIAMOND DOGS and CENTURY RAIN were shortlisted for the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD and CHASM CITY won the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD.

Cover Reveal: The Medusa Chronicles

We are thrilled to be able to share the cover for one of the most anticipated SF books of 2016 – Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynold’s The Medusa Chronicles.

Inspired by Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s short story A Meeting with Medusa, this novel, with permission from the Clarke Estate, continues the story of Commander Howard Falcon over centuries of space-exploration, interaction with AI, first contact and beyond. All brought to life by two of our greatest SF authors, Stephen … More

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Enter the world of Poseidon’s Wake

Looking for something to read over the Bank Holiday Weekend? Discover the brand new novel Poseidon’s Wake by Alastair Reynolds (out now bookshops and online) . Regardless of the weather this weekend, Poseidon’s Wake is a book we know you’ll want to read either in the sunshine or indoors hiding … More

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Team Gollancz Friday Reads

 This weekend Team Gollancz are reading a delightfully eclectic selection..

Sophie – Rawblood by Catriona Ward

Graeme – Pump Six by Paolo Bacigalupi

Amy – Poseidon’s Wake by Alastair Reynolds

Jen –All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Darren – Bill The Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison

Simon – A History of Ancient Britain by Neil Oliver

Marcus – The Republic Of Thieves by Scott Lynch

What are you reading this weekend? Let us know in … More

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Gollancz acquires sequel to Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s A Meeting with Medusa, written by Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter

Gollancz is delighted to have acquired World Rights to The Medusa Chronicles; a science fiction adventure written in a unique collaboration between two high profile science-fiction authors: Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds.

The Medusa Chronicles is inspired by Arthur C. Clarke’s influential short story A Meeting with Medusa, following the story of Howard Falcon, captain of an experimental airship and crash survivor who leads an expedition to explore Jupiter’s atmosphere. Picking up Clarke’s themes of … More

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Cover Reveal: Poseidon’s Wake

We are thrilled to reveal the cover for the brand new novel by Alastair Reynolds, Poseidon’s Wake. This stunning stand-alone novel follows two extraordinary characters as they begin to unravel some of the greatest mysteries of our universe. Completing the informal trilogy which began with Blue Remembered Earth and On the Steel Breeze, this is a powerful ending to a truly epic story.

We love the brand new cover look for the entire series. The covers were … More

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