Synopses & Reviews
Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust.
Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose.
Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber. Somewhere on this alternate planet is a device capable of destroying both worlds at either end of the wormhole. And Verity must find the device, and the man who plans to activate it, before it is too late—for the past and the future of two worlds…
“Reynolds possesses the true and awesome widescreen SF imagination…an exciting, thought-provoking novel.”—Locus
“Century Rain fuses time travel, hard SF, alternate history, interstellar adventure, and noir romance to create a novel of blistering powers and style.”—SF Revu
“Plenty of action.”—The Olympian (Olympia, WA)
“An intelligent space opera.”—Time Out
“A darkly brilliant love story set in worlds we think we know but don’t.”
—The Guardian (UK)
The award-winning author of the Revelation Space trilogy continues to forge the future of science fiction in this awe-inspiring new novel.
About the Author
Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St. Andrew's Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. A former astrophysicist for the European Space Agency, he lives in the Netherlands, near Leiden. He is now writing full-time.