Zima Blue - Alastair Reynolds (Paperback)

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Description

A fabulous collection spanning the galaxies and career of SF superstar Alastair Reynolds.

Product Details

Barcode
9780575084551
Department
Books
Released
8 Apr 2010
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Alastair Reynolds
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Language
English
Number of Pages
464
Dimensions
199 x 129 x 30mm (334g)

Summary

A fabulous collection spanning the galaxies and career of SF superstar Alastair Reynolds

Reynolds' pursuit of truth is not limited to wide-angle star smashing - not that stars don't get pulverised when one character is gifted (or cursed) with an awful weapon by the legendary Merlin. Reynolds' protagonists find themselves in situations of betrayal, whether by a loved one's accidental death, as in 'Signal to Noise', or by a trusted wartime authority, in 'Spirey and the Queen'. His fertile imagination can resurrect Elton John on Mars in 'Understanding Space and Time' or make prophets of the human condition out of pool-cleaning robots in the title story.

But overall, the stories in ZIMA BLUE represent a more optimistic take on humanity's future, a view that says there may be wars, there may be catastrophes and cosmic errors, but something human will still survive.

Fiction

General Subject
Science Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Science Fiction / Adventure
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Science fiction
Dewey Classification
823.92
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

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.

Review Quotes

Reynolds does short stories with particular flair, and this collection contains some spectacular SF storytelling--BOOKLIST (starred review) Inventive, thought-provoking stuff with some ingenious ideas--BBC