Alastair Reynolds (Photo Credit: Barbara Bells)
Alastair Reynolds is a British author of science fiction novels. He writes the Revelation Space series. Alastair has a Ph.D. in Astronomy, and worked as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency. In the early ’90s, he began getting his SF stories published in Interzone, and eventually gave up his work in science in order to write full-time. Alastair enjoys running, hill-walking, birdwatching, horseriding, playing guitar, and model-making. He lives in Wales with his wife.

Alastair Reynolds made his debut as a novelist in 2000 with the novel Revelation Space. Below is a list of Alastair Reynolds’ books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Revelation Space Books

Revelation Space(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chasm City(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diamond Dogs(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Redemption Ark(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Absolution Gap(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Galactic North(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prefect(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Inspector Drefus Books

The Prefect(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elysium Fire(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Poseidon’s Children Books

Blue Remembered Earth(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On the Steel Breeze(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poseidon's Wake(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Merlin Books

Merlin's Gun(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Iron Tactician(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Doctor Who: Third Doctor Books

Harvest of Time(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Medusa Chronicles Books

The Medusa Chronicles(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Revenger Books

Revenger(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow Captain(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Century Rain(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pushing Ice(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
House of Suns(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terminal World(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Permafrost(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Six Directions of Space(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zima Blue(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Troika(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleepover(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thousandth Night(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slow Bullets(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

War and Space(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Notes: The Prefect was also published as Aurora Rising. The Medusa Chronicles series is co-authored by Stephen Baxter. War and Space was edited with Rich Horton and Sean Wallace.

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Alastair Reynolds Synopses: Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds is the first novel in the sequence of the same name. 900,000 years ago, something wiped out the Amarantin. For the human colonists settling the Amarantin homeworld Resurgam, it’s of little more than academic interest. But Dan Sylveste will stop at nothing to find out precisely what happened.

Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds is the second book in the Revelation Space Sequence. Tanner Mirabel was a security specialist who didn’t make mistakes, until one day when a woman under his care was blown away during an attack by a vengeful young postmortal named Argent Reivich.

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