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[Alastair] Reynolds’s depth of imagination, adeptness with creating multi-dimensional characters, and brisk pacing are again in evidence” (Publishers Weekly) as the author of Blue Remembered Earth continues his Poseidon’s Children saga
Chiku Akinya, great granddaughter of the legendary space explorer Eunice Akinyaand heir to the family empire, is just one among millions on a long one way journey towards a planet they hope to call their new home. For Chiku, the journey is a personal one, undertaken to ensure that the Akinya family achieves its destiny among the stars.
The passengers travel in huge self-contained artificial worldsholoshipsputting their faith in a physics they barely understand. Chiku’s ship is called Zanzibarand over time, she will discover it contains an awesome secretone which will lead her to question almost every certainty about her voyage, and its ultimate destiny
Alastair Reynolds was born in Wales in 1966. He has a PhD in astronomy. From 1991 to 2007, he lived in the Netherlands, where he was employed by the European Space Agency as an astrophysicist. He is now a full-time writer and lives in South Wales with his wife, Josette. He is the author of Blue Remembered Earth, Terminal World, House of Suns, and The Prefect.