Alastair Preston Reynolds is a British SF author who specializes in hard SF and space opera. He spent his early years in Cornwall, moved back to Wales before going to Newcastle, where he studied physics and astronomy. He earned a PhD from St Andrews, Scotland. In 1991, he moved to the Netherlands where he met his wife. There, he worked for the European Space Agency until 2004 when he left to pursue writing full time. He returned to Wales in 2008.
He is probably best known for his space opera "Revelation Space" series that consists of the following: Revelation Space (2000), Chasm City (2001), Redemption Ark (2002), Absolution Gap (2003), and The Prefect (2007).
His short fiction has been collected in Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days (2003) and in Zima Blue and Other Stories (2006).
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 2000 -- ConTreaty
- 2003 -- Upsala SF-möte X
- 2005 -- Novacon 35, Beneluxcon 26
- 2006 -- Beneluxcon 27
- 2007 -- Octocon 2007
- 2008 -- Minicon 43
- 2009 -- Bristol-Con 2009, Finncon 2009
- 2010 -- Odyssey 2010, Boskone 47, Picocon 27
- 2011 -- Norcon 25, Best Novella Hugo nominee, Boskone 42 (Hal Clement Science Speaker)
- 2012 -- Fantasticon 2012, HAL-CON 2012
- 2015 -- Capclave 2015
Also involved: - 2016 Best Novella Hugo - BSFA Award - ConVentus - Distic(h)on - Interzone - The Future is Now
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