Alastair Reynolds- Terminal World
ALASTAIR REYNOLDS will be signing his new book, TERMINAL WORLD at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 13th March 1 – 2pm.
Spearpoint, the last human city, is an atmosphere-piercing spire of vast size. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different - and rigidly enforced - level of technology. Horsetown is pre-industrial; in Neon Heights they have television and electric trains . . . Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue. But when a near-dead angel drops onto his dissecting table, Quillon's world is wrenched apart one more time, for the angel is a winged posthuman from Spearpoint's Celestial Levels - and with the dying body comes bad news. If Quillon is to save his life, he must leave his home and journey into the cold and hostile lands beyond Spearpoint's base, starting an exile that will take him further than he could ever imagine.
Alastair’s first novel Revelation Space was published in 2000 and was short-listed for the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke awards. His second novel Chasm City won the BSFA in 2002. Up until 2004 he was working as a scientist within the European Space Agency, and after living for 16 years in the Netherlands he has now returned to his native Wales.