ALASTAIR REYNOLDS will be signing his stunning new novel, BLUE REMEMBERED EARTH (Gollancz) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 21st January from 4 - 5pm.
One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace. But Geoffrey's family, the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans.
After the death of Geoffrey's grandmother, erstwhile space explorer, something awkward has come to light on the Moon, and Geoffrey is tasked to make sure the family's name stays unblemished. But the secrets that she died with are about to come back into the open, and they could change everything. Or shatter this near-utopia into shards…
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.