Previously published as The Prefect
Reynolds's narrative is truly breathtaking in scope and intricate in detail, making him a mastersinger of the space opera - THE TIMES The span here is mind-boggling - GOOD BOOK GUIDE Alastair Reynolds occupies the same frenzied imaginative space as Philip K. Dick or A.E. Van Vogt; that he occupies it as a working scientist is what makes it so exciting - GUARDIAN Space Opera's current Janacek - TELEGRAPH An adroit and fast-paced blend of space opera and police procedural, original and exciting - George R. R. Martin
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.