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Alastair Reynolds
Alastair Reynolds was born in Wales in 1966. He has a Ph.D. in astronomy. From 1991 until 2007, he lived in The Netherlands, where he was employed by The European Space Agency as an astrophysicist. He is now a full-time writer.Photo by Robert Day [CC BY-SA 2.0... show more



Alastair Reynolds was born in Wales in 1966. He has a Ph.D. in astronomy. From 1991 until 2007, he lived in The Netherlands, where he was employed by The European Space Agency as an astrophysicist. He is now a full-time writer.Photo by Robert Day [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth date: March 13, 1966
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Reynolds makes the interesting choice to switch view points from Arufura Ness to her sister in this sequel to Revenger, the story of space pirates, space tomb raiders and historical mysteries. It's quintessential Reynolds in many ways - grim characters, deep mysteries, slow start. It's also a bette...
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it 10 months ago
I struggled with this until nearly the half-way mark, considering quitting a couple of times. I'm used to slow starts from Reynolds' solo books but this one wasn't so much slow as terribly disjointed, making it difficult to get involved with the story. Abrupt leaps in the passage of time with very l...
The Professor
The Professor rated it 1 year ago
Paris times two. One which Hitler never invaded but nevertheless the scene of rising fascism and a mysterious death. The other is a ruin on a destroyed, uninhabitable Earth, courtesy of the “Void Century”. The connection between these two worlds is just one element in an ambitious, very enjoyable, n...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Typical Reynolds, typical Revelation Space Reynolds at that: Memory and identity issues, gruesome Gothic elements, psychopaths. Also the usual slow pace initially with a gallop through the final third or so. The main thing holding my interest was the mystery, which was more than sufficiently mysteri...
The Professor
The Professor rated it 2 years ago
Running out of superlatives now. The second part of a three-part narrative begun with “Blue Remembered Earth” takes us back to the land of Afro-futurism, cognitively uplifted elephants and a giant mandala (“as wide as equatorial Africa”) on the surface of the planet Crucible. However the waters (of ...
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