Alastair Reynolds


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in Barry, Wales, The United Kingdom
March 13, 1966

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I'm Al, I used to be a space scientist, and now I'm a writer, although for a time the two careers ran in parallel. I started off publishing short stories in the British SF magazine Interzone in the early 90s, then eventually branched into novels. I write about a novel a year and try to write a few short stories as well. Some of my books and stories are set in a consistent future named after Revelation Space, the first novel, but I've done a lot of other things as well and I like to keep things fresh between books.

I was born in Wales, but raised in Cornwall, and then spent time in the north of England and Scotland. I moved to the Netherlands to continue my science career and stayed there for a very long time, before eventually returning to
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Ten scientists are racing

 Over at Concatenation, Jonathan Cowie very kindly invited me to select a list of my favorite scientists born in the twentieth century. I found that it was easy to come up with two or three but much harder to come up with ten. Jonathan was very patient with me in the time it took to make and submit my selection, but it's now done and should you so wish you can read it here:

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DECEMBER SCIENCE FICTION: This poll decides which two books will go on to the run-off poll for the December SF Book-of-the-month

 
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