Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SF author Alastair Reynolds inks £1m book deal

Congratulations to Welsh science fiction author Alastair Reynolds, who, according to the The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom, signed a 10-book deal worth £1m with the Gollancz imprint of the UK-based publishing house Orion. A former astronomer who has had many short stories published, Reynolds writes predominately hard science and space opera novels.

To the best of my knowledge, Reynolds has set three of his works on the planet Mars:

"Great Wall of Mars", a novella originally published in Spectrum SF #1 (February 2000)

"The Real Story", a short story originally published in the anthology Mars Probes (2002)

“Understanding Space and Time”, a novella originally published as a limited edition book (Birmingham Science Fiction Group, UK, 2005)

Alastair Reynolds maintains his own website and a blog.

Pictured: Cover of Understanding Space and Time (2005). Artwork by David A. Hardy.

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