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13 March 2017
Today we wish a very happy birthday to one of the greats of modern space opera, Alastair Reynolds.
As well as being a marvellous writer in his own right, Al is also a great champion of classic SF. His debut novel, Revelation Space recently joined the SF Masterworks list, and he wrote the introductions to both volumes of our Masterworks editions of Gene Wolfe‘s masterpiece The Book of the New Sun (Shadow & Claw | Sword & Citadel). Here is talking about the series as part of Gollancz’s 50th anniversary celebrations:
Alastair Reynolds: bestselling author, tireless champion of classic SF, gentleman, scholar.
Happy Birthday, Al!