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Goodly 24 Selected Quotes By - Alastair Reynolds

Goodly 24 Selected Quotes By - Alastair Reynolds
Goodly 24 Selected Quotes By - Alastair Reynoldse

I always like Iain Banks science fiction stuff and William Gibson's cyberpunk stuff from the 1980s.

Alastair Reynolds

My early memories of 'Who' are clouded by time and confused by repeats and reissues. I have no direct recollection of the first two Doctors and none at all of the first season of the Pertwee era. By the last two seasons of the Third Doctor, I was properly hooked.

Alastair Reynolds

We live in a science fictional world with things like cloning and face transplants, and things seem to be getting stranger and stranger.

We live in a science fictional world with things like cloning and face transplants, and things seem to be getting stranger and stranger.

Alastair Reynolds

Don't keep rewriting and polishing something if it isn't setting the world on fire: start something new instead and consider the earlier story a learning experience.

Don't keep rewriting and polishing something if it isn't setting the world on fire: start something new instead and consider the earlier story a learning experience.

Alastair Reynolds

As an SF writer, you've got the infinite toolkit of the writer at your disposal.

As an SF writer, you've got the infinite toolkit of the writer at your disposal.

Alastair Reynolds

A lot of science fiction is very accessible and very readable, but a lot of people are justifiably put off by the covers of spaceships - though that never put me off.

A lot of science fiction is very accessible and very readable, but a lot of people are justifiably put off by the covers of spaceships - though that never put me off.

Alastair Reynolds

To be remembered at all is an achievement of sorts.

To be remembered at all is an achievement of sorts.

Alastair Reynolds

Sitting here at the beginning of the 21st century, we're only 200 years into the industrial revolution. We don't have an enormous dataset to draw on, so whatever shaped curve we're on, we're only at the beginning of it.

Sitting here at the beginning of the 21st century, we're only 200 years into the industrial revolution. We don't have an enormous dataset to draw on, so whatever shaped curve we're on, we're only at the beginning of it.

Alastair Reynolds

Science fiction can be very relevant, could be good literature.

Science fiction can be very relevant, could be good literature.

Alastair Reynolds

In some respects, big ideas can be a bit too big for a short story - especially if you've only got a couple of thousand words to play with, and you need room for other stuff, like character, description.

In some respects, big ideas can be a bit too big for a short story - especially if you've only got a couple of thousand words to play with, and you need room for other stuff, like character, description.

Alastair Reynolds

Ideas have a certain gestation period that can't be forced.

Ideas have a certain gestation period that can't be forced.

Alastair Reynolds

My mother was a part of a reading group, but they would never come near science fiction because they think it's not for them.

My mother was a part of a reading group, but they would never come near science fiction because they think it's not for them.

Alastair Reynolds

As a kid, I'd buy novels with these magnificent Chris Fosse covers which showed an enormous contraption hovering over a planet, and you'd always think 'Where's that going to come in?' And it never did! It was always slightly disappointing when the contents of a book never lived up to the cover.

As a kid, I'd buy novels with these magnificent Chris Fosse covers which showed an enormous contraption hovering over a planet, and you'd always think 'Where's that going to come in?' And it never did! It was always slightly disappointing when the contents of a book never lived up to the cover.

Alastair Reynolds

I hope that 'House of Suns' functions as an independent novel.

I hope that 'House of Suns' functions as an independent novel.

Alastair Reynolds

I always say that keeping abreast of science should never be seen as a chore. It should be something you do naturally. I don't sit there reading 'New Scientist,' putting post-it notes next to ideas.

I always say that keeping abreast of science should never be seen as a chore. It should be something you do naturally. I don't sit there reading 'New Scientist,' putting post-it notes next to ideas.

Alastair Reynolds

I couldn't think of anything more pointless than reading a piece of fiction written by a robot.

I couldn't think of anything more pointless than reading a piece of fiction written by a robot.

Alastair Reynolds

One of the big breakthroughs I had as a writer was when I stopped agonising over every word.

One of the big breakthroughs I had as a writer was when I stopped agonising over every word.

Alastair Reynolds

I couldn't ever write a straight crime novel: there'd be an intrusion of weirdness at some point.

I couldn't ever write a straight crime novel: there'd be an intrusion of weirdness at some point.

Alastair Reynolds

In the 'Revelation Space' books, the spaceships are a bit old and rusty, and things go wrong, and they don't work quite how they're meant to. And people asked why I did it this way, and groping around for an explanation, I said that I grew up in Barry, this post-industrial sea town full of rusting infrastructure.

In the 'Revelation Space' books, the spaceships are a bit old and rusty, and things go wrong, and they don't work quite how they're meant to. And people asked why I did it this way, and groping around for an explanation, I said that I grew up in Barry, this post-industrial sea town full of rusting infrastructure.

Alastair Reynolds

The idea of a computer winning the Nobel Prize for physics is not too unlikely, citing a computer as joint recipient. It's obviously not a huge leap to think of something similar happening in fiction.

The idea of a computer winning the Nobel Prize for physics is not too unlikely, citing a computer as joint recipient. It's obviously not a huge leap to think of something similar happening in fiction.

Alastair Reynolds

In crime, I like Ian Rankin and James Lee Burke. As for historical books, I enjoy Bernard Cornwell, Patrick O'Brien, and C. S. Forester - anything with battleships!

In crime, I like Ian Rankin and James Lee Burke. As for historical books, I enjoy Bernard Cornwell, Patrick O'Brien, and C. S. Forester - anything with battleships!

Alastair Reynolds

You have to be able to invest in your own creations, to suspend your own disbelief in order to be able to write them. We all have to draw the line somewhere.

You have to be able to invest in your own creations, to suspend your own disbelief in order to be able to write them. We all have to draw the line somewhere.

Alastair Reynolds

If there's a story I absolutely cannot tell without faster-than-light travel, then I am quite prepared to accept it - even though I don't personally believe it is possible.

If there's a story I absolutely cannot tell without faster-than-light travel, then I am quite prepared to accept it - even though I don't personally believe it is possible.

Alastair Reynolds

I've been enthralled by deep vistas of space and time ever since watching George Pal's film of 'The Time Machine,' while an early encounter with Arthur C. Clarke's 'The City And The Stars' cemented my love for books with a scope spanning millions of years.

I've been enthralled by deep vistas of space and time ever since watching George Pal's film of 'The Time Machine,' while an early encounter with Arthur C. Clarke's 'The City And The Stars' cemented my love for books with a scope spanning millions of years.

Alastair Reynolds

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