Photo: Barbera Bella
Beginning in 2000
while researching astronomy and astrophysics for the European Space
Agency’s main research establishment in the Netherlands, Alastair Reynolds published the first four volumes of the acclaimed Revelation
Space series: Revelation Space, Chasm City (winner
of the British Science Fiction Award), Redemption Ark, and
Absolution Gap. Later he added the Prefect Dreyfus
Emergencies to the series with
The Prefect and
Elysium Fire. After leaving the Agency in 2004, he
became a full time writer and continued his impressive output of
which included the POSEIDON’S CHILDREN series (Blue Remembered
Earth, On the Steel Breeze, and Poseidon’s
Wake), Pushing Ice, Terminal World, Harvest Of
Time, SLOW BULLETS, The Medusa Chronicles, and Revenger.
short stories have garnered him Seiun and Sidewise awards. Much of
his shorter work have been collected in Diamond Dogs,
Turquoise Days, Zima Blue and Other Stories,
Galactic North, Thousandth Night and Minla’s
Flowers, Deep Navigation,
and Beyond the
Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds.
All of us at Tachyon wish the amazing Alastair a happy birthday. Keep watching the skies!
For more info about SLOW BULLETS, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover art by Thomas Canty
Design by Elizabeth Story