Elysium Fire

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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Orbit
Publish Date
Pages
432
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780316555678

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About the Author

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.

Reviews

"A swashbuckling thriller--Pirates of the Caribbean meets Firefly--that nevertheless combines the author's trademark hard SF with effective, coming-of-age characterization."--The Guardian on Revenger

"Revenger is classic Reynolds-that is to say, top of the line science fiction, where characters are matched beautifully with ideas and have to find their place in a complex future. More!"--Greg Bear on Revenger

"A leading light of the new British space opera."
--Los Angeles Review of Books on Alastair Reynolds

"One of the giants of the new British space opera."
--io9 on Alastair Reynolds

"[Reynolds is] a mastersinger of the space opera."
--The Times (UK) on Blue Remembered Earth

"Heir to writers like Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, Reynolds keeps up the tradition of forward thinking... An immensely thrilling, mind-bending piece of work."
--AV Club on House of Suns

"[Reynolds] is the most gifted hard SF writers working today."
--Publishers Weekly on Beyond the Aquila Rift

"This novel's ideas are mind-stretching, including a limbo where copies of the dead can be kept and interrogated, and a chillingly mischievous AI that tempts and mocks Dreyfus. The big concepts and complex story effectively pull readers into intriguing speculation about human identity and potential."--Publishers Weekly
"Reynolds combines depth in characterization and dazzling hard-science applications to keep the reader turning pages."--Booklist
"Elysium Fire is a tremendously assured read, a fast-paced page-turner that delivers a well thought out story and characters you'll come to care about."--The Guardian (UK)