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.
And the Gollancz nominations for the John W. Campbell Award are…
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About a month ago, eminent critic and former Arthur C. Clarke Award administrator, Paul Kincaid, wrote this review of various ‘Year’s Best SF’ collections in the Los Angeles Times. It’s fair to say he provoked a certain amount of conversation in response.
Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe, for example, discussed the review at length in their excellent (and highly recommended) The Coode Street Podcast, and then had Paul as a guest the … More
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Happy Friday Gollancz Blog readers and welcome back to our weekly #FridayReads wherein a member of Team Gollancz shares with you a book we can’t stop talking about. Whether it’s an upcoming new release, an old favourite or a hot genre title this is the place for to find your perfect weekend reading selection. This week we’ve asked Team Gollancz to share which books we’ll be reading over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Simon: This weekend I will still be reading The … More
Tags: A Song of Ice and Fire, Adam Roberts, Alastair Reynolds, Blood, Blue Remembered Earth, By Light Alone, Catherine, Chasm City, Friday Reads, George RR Martin, Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl, Intrusion, Kay Kenyon, Ken MacLoed, Matthew Swift, Mountains of the Mind, Nan Shepherd, Nick Webb, Philip Mann, Revelation Space, Rick Riordan, Robert Macfarlane, SFX, Some Kind of Fairy Tale, The Disestablishment of Paradise, The Entire and the Rose Series, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, The Living Mountain, The Minority Council, The Red Pyramid, The Serpent's Shadow, The Silent Land, The Wild Places
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Before Christmas we tried a little experiment. Lots of people get eBook readers for Christmas, we thought, and lots of people like our books. What can we do to provide our readers with a bit of a saving, and give them the chance to splurge out their Christmas money on some wonderful titles? So we came up with the idea to produce some eBook ‘Boxsets’. Yes, OK, some other publishers may have had this idea in the past as well. … More
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Alastair Reynolds’ latest novel, Blue Remembered Earth, revealed not just a compelling vision of a possible future and a flair for adventure but also an abiding interest in ecology. It’s no surprise then, that Alastair should have chosen to write a piece on Silent Running for the Mark Morris edited Cinema Futura. We’re grateful to Alastair for his permission to re-run the piece here. Go to http://approachingpavonis.blogspot.com/ for a wide-ranging insight into the … More
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