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Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds by [Alastair Reynolds, Jonathan Strahan, William Schafer]
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A well-paced, complex story replete with intrigue, invention and an optimism uncommon in contemporary SF * The Guardian * Transhumans, talking elephants, inscrutable aliens and good old fashioned spaceship fights all contribute to a breathtaking adventure * THE SUN * Having completed the trilogy I now want to return to its beginning and re-read. Alastair Reynolds is one of my very favourite authors, every book is a much-anticipated event, and withPoseidon's Wake he shows yet again why that is. I loved every single page. * For Winter's Nights * a well realised sci-fi universe, with plausible character * SF&F Reviews * Although a long book, with so much story to fit in there is a brevity to the text which makes it an easy read which can be enjoyed as a standalone even though it satisfactorily revisits and resolves the majority of the threads from the previous novels * Geek Chocolate * his finest moment yet and a glorious conclusion of the trilogy. A wonderful book and best that British SF has to offer at the moment * Upcoming 4 Me * Above all else, Beyond the Aquila Rift is full of wonders. You can find them in every story, reminding me why I love Alastair Reynolds' novels so much. * FOR WINTER NIGHTS * It's grand, involving and full of light and wonder. Poseidon's Wake is one of the best sci-fi novels of the year * Sci-Fi Now * 'Some spellbinding shorter fiction'. * SFX * a novel that works brilliantly as a space adventure and also reads, touchingly, almost as an atheist's reflection on why a kind of optimistic agnosticism may be a useful approach to finding contentment * SFX * --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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The Guardian called Alastair Reynolds' work "a turbulent, wildly entertaining ride" and The Times acclaimed him as "the mastersinger of space opera." With a career stretching back more than 25 years and across fourteen novels, including the classic 'Revelation Space' series, the bestselling 'Poseidon's Children' series, Century Rain, Pushing Ice, and most recently The Medusa Chronicles (with Stephen Baxter), Reynolds has established himself as one of the best and most beloved writers of hard science fiction and space opera working today. A brilliant novelist, he has also been recognized as one of our best writers of short fiction. His short stories have been nominated for the Hugo, British Fantasy, British Science Fiction, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial, Locus, Italia, Seiun, and Sidewise Awards, and have won the Seiun and Sidewise Awards. The very best of his more than sixty published short stories are gathered in Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds, a sweeping 250,000 word career retrospective which features the very best stories from the 'Revelation Space' universe like "Galactic North," "Great Wall of Mars," "Weather," "Diamond Dogs," and "The Last Log of the Lachrymosa" alongside thrilling hard science fiction stories like Hugo Award nominee "Troika," "Thousandth Night," and "The Star Surgeon's Apprentice." Spanning more than fifteen years, the book also collects more recent stories like environmental SF tale "The Water Thief," powerful and moving YA "The Old Man and the Martian Sea" and the brilliant "In Babelsberg." Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds has something for every reader of science fiction, and easily meets the challenge of delivering stories that are the hardest of hard science fiction and great entertainment. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01FE7KJ2C
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Subterranean Press (June 30, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 30, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3460 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 730 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 268 ratings

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F. M. Havicon
4.0 out of 5 stars Proper science fiction from a romp-novel writer.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 17, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fan of Love, Death and Robots? Read this
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5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting and varied introduction to short Sci fi novels By Alistair Reynolds
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