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Amazeballs 17 Selected Quotes From Alastair Reynolds

Amazeballs 17 Selected Quotes From Alastair Reynolds
Amazeballs 17 Selected Quotes From Alastair Reynoldse

It's a novel experience to have one of my books read by a reading group.

Alastair Reynolds

I had an artistic streak and was good at painting and drawing and also very good at English, but I did want to be a scientist. The education system means you have to choose physics or Shakespeare. It can't be both.

Alastair Reynolds

I just start writing, and in the process, one hopefully comes up with ideas and solutions and explores all the little nooks and crannies.

I just start writing, and in the process, one hopefully comes up with ideas and solutions and explores all the little nooks and crannies.

Alastair Reynolds

When I'm working on one book, part of my imagination is thinking ahead to the next one.

When I'm working on one book, part of my imagination is thinking ahead to the next one.

Alastair Reynolds

We've had science fiction novels where China is dominant; we've had novels where India is dominant, and I suppose it's all about getting away from that cliched old tired idea that the future belongs to the West.

We've had science fiction novels where China is dominant; we've had novels where India is dominant, and I suppose it's all about getting away from that cliched old tired idea that the future belongs to the West.

Alastair Reynolds

When I look back at many of the moments of wonder, awe, or terror that I've got from science fiction, it's often been because I've been put in the head of one of the characters.

When I look back at many of the moments of wonder, awe, or terror that I've got from science fiction, it's often been because I've been put in the head of one of the characters.

Alastair Reynolds

Dreams of warp drives and hyperspace are just that - dreams.

Dreams of warp drives and hyperspace are just that - dreams.

Alastair Reynolds

I've always been attracted to Pertwee's portrayal of the Doctor as dashing man-of-science, charming, sceptical, and rational.

I've always been attracted to Pertwee's portrayal of the Doctor as dashing man-of-science, charming, sceptical, and rational.

Alastair Reynolds

For me, the distant future and far-off galaxies is where it's at. That's where my imagination can really come out to play.

For me, the distant future and far-off galaxies is where it's at. That's where my imagination can really come out to play.

Alastair Reynolds

If you do a certain amount of work every day, it will eventually become a novel.

If you do a certain amount of work every day, it will eventually become a novel.

Alastair Reynolds

When I was writing 'House Of Suns,' there were a few writers I had in mind as role models, the main being Gene Wolfe.

When I was writing 'House Of Suns,' there were a few writers I had in mind as role models, the main being Gene Wolfe.

Alastair Reynolds

'Doctor Who' is part of my science fictional DNA. You could take it out of me, and I'd probably still have ended up being a writer, but almost certainly not the same one.

'Doctor Who' is part of my science fictional DNA. You could take it out of me, and I'd probably still have ended up being a writer, but almost certainly not the same one.

Alastair Reynolds

Most of the time, when I get an idea that hinges on some science 'thing,' it will have been because of something I read or encountered months or years earlier rather than in the last few days.

Most of the time, when I get an idea that hinges on some science 'thing,' it will have been because of something I read or encountered months or years earlier rather than in the last few days.

Alastair Reynolds

I'm just happy to have some American readers - enough that it's a viable proposition for my books to appear there.

I'm just happy to have some American readers - enough that it's a viable proposition for my books to appear there.

Alastair Reynolds

I don't think the computer will win the Booker, but no-one ever expected a computer to beat a chess grandmaster.

I don't think the computer will win the Booker, but no-one ever expected a computer to beat a chess grandmaster.

Alastair Reynolds

I prioritise story over science, but not at the expense of being really stupid about it.

I prioritise story over science, but not at the expense of being really stupid about it.

Alastair Reynolds

Like everyone else, I read newspapers and 'New Scientist' and try to put my finger on the trends which we can just see emerging now that are accelerating and might take off.

Like everyone else, I read newspapers and 'New Scientist' and try to put my finger on the trends which we can just see emerging now that are accelerating and might take off.

Alastair Reynolds

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