I never thought it at all ironic that I’d given up on science fiction as we approached the 21st century. But I didn’t stop paying attention. In 2000, based on David Langofrd’s Amazon-UK review, I bought a hardcover copy of a UK-only title by an unknown (at the time) writer; Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds.
In it, Reynolds combined very hard science with imaginative, informed speculation, and crafted superb characters in polished literary prose. He’s just kept getting better. Here’s Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds from Subterranean Press, a new collection of his best stories, many of them long enough to range into the novella category. This book is a superb introduction to one of our best writers in any category, and a must buy for anyone who enjoys Reynolds’ work.
Here’s a link to my most recent conversation with Alastair Reynolds: Download here:
Or listen here: Part 1
Or listen here: Part 2
Or listen here: Part 3