Synopses & Reviews
From the author of the Revelation Space series comes an interstellar adventure of war, identity, betrayal, and the preservation of civilization itself.
A vast conflict, one that has encompassed hundreds of worlds and solar systems, appears to be finally at an end. A conscripted soldier is beginning to consider her life after the war and the family she has left behind. But for Scurand for humanitypeace is not to be.
On the brink of the ceasefire, Scur is captured by a renegade war criminal, and left for dead in the ruins of a bunker. She revives aboard a prisoner transport vessel. Something has gone terribly wrong with the ship.
Passengerscombatants from both sides of the warare waking up from hibernation far too soon. Their memories, embedded in bullets, are the only links to a world which is no longer recognizable. And Scur will be reacquainted with her old enemy, but with much higher stakes than just her own life.
Advance praise for Slow Bullets
A fine example of the true science fictionists art. . . .”
Michael Bishop, author of A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire, And Strange at Ecbatan the Trees, and Transfigurations
Alastair Reynolds is the world's best writer of space opera. If you have any doubts, then read Slow Bullets.”
Allen Steele, author of Coyote and Spindrift
The writing is tight, the characters are well developed, and the story itself moves along at a cracking pace.”
Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Corner
Slow Bullets is classic science fiction, a space opera, a puzzle story, a character study, visionary science fiction, and a prayer for peace. I see no reason why you should not love it.”
Michael Swanwick, author of Tales of Old Earth and Dancing with Bears
Alastair Reynolds weaves a tapestry of dark, dystopian societies in a tense, colorful narrative.”
New York Journal of Books
Praise for Alastair Reynolds
"The UK's pre-eminent hard- sci-fi author of the past decade."
On Galactic North
"Dark, vicious science fiction."
"The stories are written with real energy. Dark, satirical and frequently dystopian.... Reynolds ensures his taut narratives grip from the first sentence."
Jonathan Wright, SFX
"Dark, gothic and graphic, with tightly composed narratives full of shocks and jaw-dropping moments. Atmosphere and economically-drafted characters are as important as the big ideas."
Dave Golder, BBC FOCUS
On Pushing Ice
...he has a genius for big-concept SF and fans of Arthur C. Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama and Larry Niven's Ringworld will love this novel.
"Alastair Reynolds, an astrophysicist and the author of six previous novels, including the critically acclaimed Revelation Space series (beginning with the title novel in 2000), has established a reputation as the purveyor of big ideas in science fiction, particularly in the space-opera genre."
About the Author
is the bestselling author of twelve novels including the Revelation Space series. He has received the British Science Fiction Award for his novel Chasm City
, as well as the Seiun and Sidewise awards, and was shortlisted for the Hugo and Arthur C. Clarke awards. In 2013, he published a Dr. Who
tie-in novel, Harvest of Time
, with BBC Books. Reynolds has a Ph. D in Astronomy and worked for the European Space Agency before he left to write full time. He currently lives with his wife in Barry, Wales.