Reynolds, Alastair 1966-
Most widely held works by Alastair Reynolds
Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
28 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,041 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.
Revelation space by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
30 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 878 libraries worldwide
"Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just when it was on the verge of discovering space flight. ... Even after colonists discover an almost perfectly preserved city on the planet, only the archaeological community seems interested." But one scientist, Dan Sylveste, "forges a dangerous alliance with the crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity," in a quest for the truth."--Jacket.
Redemption ark by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 854 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.
Absolution gap by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 806 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."
Century rain by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 805 libraries worldwide
Verity Auger is a specialist in the archaeological exploration of Earth, rendered uninhabitable after the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. Verity uses a back door into an unstable alien transit system and discovers something astonishing at the far end of a wormhole :mid twentieth century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber. Is it a window into the past, a simulation, or something else entirely.
The prefect by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 790 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.
House of suns by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 737 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.
Pushing ice by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Finnish and held by 731 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, Bella is assigned to follow it.
Diamond dogs ; Turquoise days by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 678 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.
Terminal world by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 595 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.
Galactic North by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and French and held by 487 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.
Zima blue and other stories by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Thousandth night ; Minla's flowers by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
For many of us, the Ace Double Novels of the 50s and 60s have long been a source both of pleasure and nostalgia. This new double volume from Subterranean Press stands squarely in that distinguished tradition, offering a pair of colorful, fast-paced stories from the reigning master of the intergalactic space opera: Alastair Reynolds. Thousandth Night, the genesis for the epic novel House of Suns, is quintessential Reynolds. A visionary account of intrigue, ambition, and technological marvels set within a beautifully realized far-future milieu, it combines world-class storytelling with a provocative meditation on the mystery, grandeur, and inconceivable immensity of the universe. The masterful novella Minla's Flowers features Merlin, a familiar figure to Reynolds's readers. Diverted by technical difficulties to a planet known as Lecythus, Merlin finds himself forced to play a part in the moral and military dilemmas of a world on the verge of extinction.
The six directions of space by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
What if Genghis Khan got his wish, and brought the entire planet under the control of the Mongols? Where would he have gone next? A thousand years after Khan's death, Yellow Dog is the codename of a female spy working for a vast Mongol-dominated galactic empire. When she learns of anomalous events happening on the edge of civilised space -- phantom ships appearing in the faster-than-light transit system which binds the empire together -- Yellow Dog puts herself forward for the most hazardous assignment of her career. In deep cover, she must penetrate the autonomous zone where the anomalies are most frequent, and determine whether the empire is really under attack, and if so by who or what. Yellow Dog's problems, however, are only just beginning. For the autonomous zone is under the heel of Qilian, a thuggish local tyrant with no love for central government and a reputation for extreme brutality. Qilian already knows more about the anomalies than Yellow Dog does. If she is going to learn more, she will have to earn his confidence -- even if that means working for him, rather than against him. So begins a deadly game of subterfuge and double-cross -- while the anomalies increase...
Troika by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Troika tells the story of men and women confronting an enigma known as the Matryoshka, a vast alien construct whose periodic appearances have generated terror, wonder, and endless debate. During its third "apparition" in a remote corner of the solar system, a trio of Russian cosmonauts approach this enigma and attempt to penetrate its mysteries. What they discover - and what they endure in the process - forms the centerpiece of an enthralling, constantly surprising narrative. Troika is at once a wholly original account of First Contact and a meditation on time, history, and the essentially fluid nature of identity itself. Suspenseful, erudite, and gracefully written, it is a significant accomplishment in its own right and a welcome addition to a remarkable body of work. -- dust jacket cover.
Year's best SF 14 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Diamond dogs ; Turquoise days : tales from the revelation space universe by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Deep navigation : a collection of stories by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Die Arche Roman by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Aurora : Roman by Alastair Reynolds ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Alternative histories (Fiction) Angels Archaeologists Astronauts Audiobooks Audiobooks Cloning Cyborgs Death Detective and mystery stories Earth Extraterrestrial beings Fiction Fiction Human-alien encounters Imaginary places Large type books Life on other planets Literature Mathematics--Study and teaching Mongols MP3 (Audio coding standard) Novelle Outer space Parent and adult child Revenge Russia Satellites Saturn (Planet) Science fiction Science fiction Science fiction, English Short stories Short stories Short stories, English Soldiers Space colonies Space ships Space warfare Spy stories Steampunk fiction Steampunk fiction Technology and civilization Time perception Time travel Twenty-first century Upside-down books Viruses Women archaeologists Women ship captains