Alastair Reynolds Biography
Birthday: March 13, 1966 (Pisces)
Born In: Barry, Vale of Glamorgan Barry, Wales
Alastair Reynolds is a British novelist who specializes in hard sci-fi and space opera. He has published several popular novel series and is also known for his standalone work, ‘Chasm City.’ Reynolds was born in Barry, Wales, in the United Kingdom. He studied physics and astronomy at Newcastle University. Later, he attended the University of St Andrews, from where he earned his PhD. For several years, he worked for the European Space Research and Technology Centre, which is a part of the European Space Agency. In 2004, he left his job to pursue a full-time writing career. He is known for creating the ‘Revelation Space Universe’, a fictional universe in which many of his novels such as ‘Revelation Space’ and ‘Absolution Gap’ are set. He has also published several short fiction pieces, such as ‘The Big Hello’, ‘Lune and the Red Empress’, and ‘Sleepover’. Reynolds’ works have won him multiple awards, including the British Science Fiction Award for Best Novel in 2001 for his novel ‘Chasm City.’ He is also a recipient of the Seiun Award from the Japanese National Science Fiction Convention for his short story ‘Weather’.