Alastair Reynolds has been one of my favorite sci-fi authors for over a decade now. Along with writers such as Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross he has caused nothing short of a veritable British Science Fiction renaissance. Reynolds is of course famous for his Revelation space novels which includes the epic Chasm City. This last novel still holds a very special place in my heart. However, after this series of novels Reynolds published some stories that were thought provoking but had a lower readership because they were somewhat disjointed. This was countered by the Sci-Fi Steampunk novel Terminal World released in 2010. Ever since I haven’t missed a single novel or short-story from the Maestro of Science Fiction.
Last year Reynolds released the first book in his series called Poseidon’s Children which takes place in a not too distant future wherein humanity has explored the solar system. The first book was entitled Blue Remembered Earth and did suffer some flaws at it had to lay an excessive amount of ground work for this new trilogy. However, just like all his previous novels there was definitely something gnawing that spurred readers on. Like so many of his novels Reynolds introduces clues to the last plot revelation early on, but readers are still vexed by the creation of doubt about how everything will work out in the end.
For my own review of Blue Remembered Earth click on the following link (here).
So, which out further ado.. I present to you ‘On The Steel Breeze’… The second novel in Alastair Reynolds Poseidon’s Children. The novel is set for release on August 15th. Just in time to consume during those long hot summer nights that make sleep impossible. On The Steel Breeze will be published by Gollancz of London and distributed locally by Orion in the US.
Not much is yet known about the novel, but at least you can have the cover art for what I assume to be the UK release. If in the coming days there will also be a plot synopsis than I will update this page. So stay connected!