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Reynolds, Alastair 1966-

Works: 138 works in 865 publications in 13 languages and 18,577 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Space operas  Time-travel fiction  Short stories  Short stories, English  Steampunk fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Utopian fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PR6068.E95, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alastair Reynolds
Blue remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One-hundred-and-fifty years from now, the moon and Mars are settled, and colonies stretch all the way out to the edge of the solar system. But something has come to light on the Moon--secrets that could change everything--or tear this near utopia apar
Revelation space by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

58 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just when it was on the verge of discovering space flight. For the human colonists now settling the Amarantin homeworld, what caused the species' destruction is of little more than academic interest. Even after colonists discover an almost perfectly preserved city on the planet, only the archaeological community seems interested. But one scientist, Dan Sylveste, is convinced that solving the Amarantin riddle is vital to the survival of humanity." "Desperate to get at the truth - but with few resources - Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. Walking weapons, the ship's cyborg crew could easily become a very real danger to Sylveste's life - but they could also be his only hope to find the answer he so zealously seeks." "As Sylveste closes in on the secret, he learns that one of the cyborgs was sent to kill him. Because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason - and if that reason is uncovered, the universe - and reality itself - could be irrevocably altered."--Jacket
Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The once-utopian Chasm City a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted from its people to the very buildings they inhabit only the most wretched, grim sort of existence remains."--Jacket
Redemption ark by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accidentally triggering the Inhibitors, alien killing machines designed to seek out and destroy all intelligent life, all humankind in the twenty-sixth century faces certain annihiliation
Revenger by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and French and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilisations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them ... Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It's their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds which have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded with layers of protection - and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely-remembered technologies inside. But while they ply their risky trade with integrity, not everyone is so scrupulous. Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest members of Rackamore's crew, signed on to save their family from bankruptcy. Only Rackamore has enemies, and there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen in particular. Revenger is a science fiction adventure story set in the rubble of our solar system in the dark, distant future - a tale of space pirates, buried treasure and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism ... and of vengeance . ."--
The prefect by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multi-faceted utopian society of the Glitter Band. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that leaves nine hundred people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus. But then his investigation uncovers something even more potentially dangerous--a covert plot by an enigmatic entity seeking nothing less than total control of the Glitter Band
Century rain by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeologist Verity Auger spends her time exploring the landscape of Earth, which has been rendered uninhabitable by a technological catastrophe, and when a section of mid-twentieth century Earth is found perfectly preserved, she believes sh has found a link to the past that may help her protect the future
Terminal world by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a far distant future, an enforcement agent named Quillon has been living incognito in the last human city of Spearpoint, working as a pathologist in the district morgue. But when a near-dead angel drops onto his dissecting table, his world is wrenched apart. For the angel is a winged posthuman from Spearpoint's Celestial Levels, and with the dying body comes bad news--to save the angel's life, Quillon must leave his home and travel into the cold and hostile lands beyond the city
House of suns by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six million years ago, at the dawn of the star-faring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones, which she called shatterlings. She sent them out into the galaxy to observe and document the rise and fall of countless human empires. Now someone is eliminating them.--From publisher description
Absolution gap by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clavain and his companions seek refuge on a remote moon, light-years away from the ancient killing machines wreaking havoc on the universe, only to discover that to defeat this enemy they must forge an alliance with an even more deadly "ally."
The Medusa chronicles : a novel by Stephen Baxter( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sequel to Sir Arthur C. Clarke's Nebula Award-winning novella "A Meeting with Medusa," this novel continues the thrilling adventure of astronaut Howard Falcon, humanity first explorer of Jupiter from two modern science fiction masters. Howard Falcon almost lost his life in an accident as the first human astronaut to explore the atmosphere of Jupiter and a combination of human ingenuity and technical expertise brought him back. But he is no longer himself. Instead, he has been changed into an augmented human: part man, part machine, and exceptionally capable. With permission from the Clarke Estate, Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds continue this beloved writer enduring vision and have created a fresh story for new readers. The Medusa Chronicles charts Falcon journey through the centuries granted by his new body, but always back to mysteries of Jupiter and the changing interaction between humanity and the universe. A compelling read full of incredible action right from the beginning, this is a modern classic in the spirit of 2001 and The Martian."--Amazon
Pushing ice by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2057, Bella Lind and the crew of the Rockhopper mine comets for their ice, but when Janus, one of Saturn's ice moons, inexplicably leaves its orbit and heads out of the solar system at high speed, Lind is assigned to follow it
Diamond dogs ; Turquoise days by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Diamond Dogs," Richard Swift heads to the planet Golgotha, home to a mysterious structure which is responsible for the destruction of a starship, and in "Turquoise Days," one woman holds the key to preserving life on the planet of Turquoise
On the steel breeze by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and French and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The award-winning author of Blue Remembered Earth continues his saga as the next generation of the Akinya family crosses interstellar space seeking humanity's future Chiku Akinya, great granddaughter of the legendary space explorer Eunice and heir to the family empire, is just one among millions on a long one way journey towards a planet they hope to call their new home. For Chiku, the journey is a personal one, undertaken to ensure that the Akinya family achieves its destiny among the stars. The passengers travel in huge self-contained artificial worlds-holoships-putting their faith in a physics they barely understand. Chiku's ship is called Zanzibar-and over time, she will discover it contains an awesome secret-one which will lead her to question almost every certainty about her voyage, and its ultimate destiny"--
Slow bullets by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A vast conflict, one that has encompassed hundreds of worlds and solar systems, appears to be finally at an end. A conscripted soldier is beginning to consider her life after the war and the family she has left behind. But for Scur-and for humanity-peace is not to be. On the brink of the ceasefire, Scur is captured by a renegade war criminal, and left for dead in the ruins of a bunker. She revives aboard a prisoner transport vessel. Something has gone terribly wrong with the ship. Passengers-combatants from both sides of the war-are waking up from hibernation far too soon. Their memories, embedded in bullets, are the only links to a world which is no longer recognizable. And Scur will be reacquainted with her old enemy, but with much higher stakes than just her own life"--Page 4 of cover
Galactic north by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of eight short stories and novellas based on the universe of Revelation Space that capture a dark and dangerous future world of squabbling human space colonies, mysterious alien civilizations, and vast starships
Poseidon's wake by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Few SF writers merge rousing adventure with advanced futuristic technology as skillfully as Alastair Reynolds" (Toronto Star), the award-winning author of On the Steel Breeze. In the conclusion of his Poseidon's Children saga, the Akinya family receives an invitation from across the stars--and a last opportunity to redeem their name ... Send Ndege ... The cryptic message originated seventy light-years away from the planet Crucible, where Ndege Akinya lives under permanent house arrest for her role in the catastrophe that killed 417,000 people. Could it be from her mother, Chiku, who vanished during a space expedition decades earlier? Ndege's daughter Goma, a biologist, joins the crew of the Travertine dispatched to Gliese 163 to uncover the source behind the enigmatic message. Goma's odyssey will take her not only into the farthest reaches of space, but centuries into her family's past where the answers to the universe's greatest mysteries await.."--
Elysium fire by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten thousand city-state habitats orbit the planet Yellowstone, forming a near perfect democratic human paradise. But even utopia has a dark side. As members of the habitats start suddenly and randomly dying, a charismatic figure begins to sow insurrection, convincing a small but growing number of inhabitants to break away from the Glitter Band
Zima blue and other stories by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories in 'Zima Blue' represent a more optimistic take on humanity's future, a view that says there may be wars, there may be catastrophes and cosmic errors, but something human will still survive
Harvest of time by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Unit is called in to investigate a mysterious incident on a North Sea drilling platform, the Doctor discovers that the Brigadier and others are starting to forget about the Master, Unit's highest-profile prisoner
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Alternative Names
Alastair Reynolds astrofisico e scrittore britannico

Alastair Reynolds astrophysicien

Alastair Reynolds astrophysicien et écrivain britannique

Alastair Reynolds britischer Science Fiction-Autor

Alastair Reynolds British novelist and astronomer

Alastair Reynolds Brits schrijver

Alastair Reynolds escritor de ciencia ficción

Alastair Reynolds pisarz walijski

Reynolds, Alastair

Аластер Рейнолдс

Алистър Рейнолдс

Рейнольдс, Аластер

ריינולד אלסטר

ألاستير رينولدز

الاستیر رینولدز


レナルズ, アレステア


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