WorldCat Identities

Reynolds, Alastair 1966-

Works: 165 works in 935 publications in 12 languages and 19,716 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Space operas (Fiction)  Fiction  Time-travel fiction  Short stories, English  Steampunk fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Short stories  Detective and mystery 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 )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,018 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 apart
Revelation space by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

53 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,004 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. ... 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
Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,002 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." And it is through this city that security operative Tanner Mirabel must pursue the object of his vendetta: a lowlife postmortal named Argent Reivich. But as Reivich keeps slipping through the cracks of Chasm, Tanner will be taken far beyond the mere settling of a score - to come face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forg
Revenger by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and French and held by 884 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 . ."--
Redemption ark by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 838 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
The prefect by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prefect Tom Dreyfus investigates a murderous attack against one space habitat called Glitter Band on his beat. He uncovers a covert takeover bid by a shadowy figure who believes the people of the Glitter Band should no longer be in charge of their own destiny
Terminal world by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 789 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
Century rain by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 786 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
The Medusa chronicles : a novel by Stephen Baxter( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 763 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's 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's enduring vision and have created a fresh story for new readers. The Medusa Chronicles charts Falcon's 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
Absolution gap by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 758 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."
House of suns by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six million years ago, at the very dawn of the starfaring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones - the shatterings. Sent out into the galaxy, these shatterings have stood aloof as they document the rise and fall of countless human empire
On the steel breeze by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and French and held by 729 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"--
Pushing ice by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 728 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, Bella 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 703 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
Slow bullets by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and held by 637 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
Poseidon's wake by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 562 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.."--
Galactic north by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 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
Elysium fire by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 476 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
Permafrost by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"2080: at a remote site on the edge of the Arctic Circle, a group of scientists, engineers and physicians gather to gamble humanity's future on one last-ditch experiment. Their goal: to make a tiny alteration to the past, averting a global catastrophe while at the same time leaving recorded history intact. To make the experiment work, they just need one last recruit: an ageing schoolteacher whose late mother was the foremost expert on the mathematics of paradox. 2028: a young woman goes into surgery for routine brain surgery. In the days following her operation, she begins to hear another voice in her head... an unwanted presence which seems to have a will, and a purpose, all of its own- -one that will disrupt her life entirely. The only choice left to her is a simple one. Does she resist ... or become a collaborator?"--
Harvest of time by Alastair Reynolds( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 403 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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