Alastair Reynolds

Started by Reg, August 14, 2003, 23:56:05 pm

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Reg

QuoteI'm indebted to you for your recommendation Reg, and will certainly be acquainting myself with Reynolds' other works.
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Reg

In the interview, here is a little comment about limiting his 'universe' to sub-light travel:

QuoteIf there is one thing I think might be original, it's an attempt to do fairly baroque, wide-screen space opera within the context of Einsteinian physics -- no faster than light travel or communication. I actually find this fun; it seems to open up just as many story-lines as are excluded.
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Slim

I'm about 2/3 of the way through Turquoise Days now.  He must have taken some serious hallucinogenics before coming up with the ideas in that one  :o

Less dramatic than Diamond Dogs but even more intriguing.

Oz


Cheers for this guys, I've just finished a couple of books and was pondering what to start next, Revelation Space is in my (large) "to be read" pile, so thats the one!

I thank you.

 8)
Deeply Shallow

Reg

QuoteI just hope that Alastair wraps up his trilogy (Revelation Space, Redemption Ark, Absolution Gap in a more satisfactory way than Peter did.
He did.  It wasn't the ending I expected, or perhaps wanted, but it was a satisfactory conclusion to this envelope-pushing journey.

A magnificent work indeed.  I salute you Alastair!

Roll on Century Rain.

Ooh - from his website (September 2004):

QuoteThree months since the last update and very little to report. CENTURY RAIN has now been put to bed, and should be hitting the shops at some point between now and Christmas.

Yeehar!
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Reg

October 13, 2004, 16:54:18 pm #20 Last Edit: October 13, 2004, 17:07:58 pm by Reg_Sweeting-Jones
Amazon have a release date of November 25, 2004 for both hardback and paperback editions.

Sounds like one for my Christmas list.

As is Clive Barkers Abarat book 2: Days of Magic, Nights of War.  Which according to Amazon, was released on Octboer 4.  Yummy.
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Reg

I am now the proud owner of Century Rain and have started reading it.

It shows enormous promise.  Initial impressions are of a blend of his normal brand of sci-fi with 50's film noir.  

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Reg

Have finished Century Rain, and it was another corker from Mr. Reynolds.  

Just consolidating his position at the top of my favourite authors list.
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Reg

His latest novel Pushing Ice is due in October this year.  Can I wait until Christmas?

I doubt it  :)
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Reg

Oh.  Forgot to mention that I got a mint condition signed copy of Diamond Dogs from eBay a while back.  For about
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Reg

New stuff out now or shortly.  Both collections of short stories / novellas:

Galactic North - stories all set in the Revelation Space universe.

Zima Blue And Other Stories - non-Revelation Space goodies.

Both, of course, are on my Xmas list :)
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Reg

Crikey - I've got 3 Reynolds books to read (the 2 collections mentioned, and Pushing Ice), and I've just read that he's just handed another novel to his publishers - The Prefect (due out in April '07).

A novel set in Revelation Space.  Specifically in the 'Glitter Band' habitation belt around the planet of Yellowstone.

Got some catching up to do!
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Slim

QuoteI am now the proud owner of Century Rain and have started reading it.

It shows enormous promise.  Initial impressions are of a blend of his normal brand of sci-fi with 50's film noir.  



(Two years later)

I bought Century Rain myself at about the same time you did Reg, and unfortunately haven't got past the first 6 or 7 pages yet! I really wish my attention span was a little more accomodating.

Reg

Nearly done with Galactic North now.  Just the titular novelette to read now.

I went looking for Stuart Clark's The Sun Kings: The Unexpected Tragedy of Richard Carrington and the Tale of How Modern Astronomy Began on the weekend, but they didn't have it in Smiths or Waterstones - so Amazon it is.  But I did get Reynolds' new tome, The Prefect.

Think I'll read this once I've finished Galactic North and then go back to his other short story collection, Zima Blue.

Keep 'em coming Alastair!
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