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Beyond the Aquila Rift: the best of Alastair Reynolds

Beyond the Aquila Rift: the best of Alastair Reynolds

Reynolds, Alastair, 1966- author; Strahan, Jonathan, editor; Schafer, William, editor

With an introduction by noted SF critic Jonathan Strahan, this collection of 20 short stories, novellettes and novellas, and seven previous uncollected stories

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Gollancz, 2016

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Details

Statement of responsibility: edited by Jonathan Strahan and William Schafer
ISBN: 1473219868, 9781473219861
Physical Description: 779 pages ; 25 cm
Subject: Science fiction.; Science fiction, English.; Short Stories.

Author note

Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St Andrews Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. He stopped working as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency to become a full-time writer. REVELATION SPACE and PUSHING ICE were shortlisted for the ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD; REVELATION SPACE, ABSOLUTION GAP, DIAMOND DOGS and CENTURY RAIN were shortlisted for the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD and CHASM CITY won the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD.

You can learn more by visiting www.alastairreynolds.com, or by following @AquilaRift on twitter.

Reviews

a novel that works brilliantly as a space adventure and also reads, touchingly, almost as an atheist's reflection on why a kind of optimistic agnosticism may be a useful approach to finding contentment
SFX||'Some spellbinding shorter fiction'.
SFX||It's grand, involving and full of light and wonder. Poseidon's Wake is one of the best sci-fi novels of the year
Sci-Fi Now||Above all else, Beyond the Aquila Rift is full of wonders. You can find them in every story, reminding me why I love Alastair Reynolds' novels so much.
FOR WINTER NIGHTS||his finest moment yet and a glorious conclusion of the trilogy. A wonderful book and best that British SF has to offer at the moment
Upcoming 4 Me||Although a long book, with so much story to fit in there is a brevity to the text which makes it an easy read which can be enjoyed as a standalone even though it satisfactorily revisits and resolves the majority of the threads from the previous novels
Geek Chocolate||a well realised sci-fi universe, with plausible character
SF&F Reviews||Having completed the trilogy I now want to return to its beginning and re-read. Alastair Reynolds is one of my very favourite authors, every book is a much-anticipated event, and withPoseidon's Wake he shows yet again why that is. I loved every single page.
For Winter's Nights||Transhumans, talking elephants, inscrutable aliens and good old fashioned spaceship fights all contribute to a breathtaking adventure
THE SUN||A well-paced, complex story replete with intrigue, invention and an optimism uncommon in contemporary SF
The Guardian