In his best-selling novels Reynolds portrays a noirish universe of five centuries hence, where warring human factions are stalked by even more vicious extraterrestrial predators; where the wilder fringes of human culture are at least as strange as the real aliens.
And there are always those who are up for a challenge: like Richard Swift, the listless adventurer of Diamond Dogs. When an old friend offers Swift the chance to help him explore Blood Spire, an enigmatic structure surrounded by the bones of those who have already tried, Swift can´t say no. But if he wishes to understand it, he must pay Blood Spire´s toll...
And there are the heroes: those prepared to stand up for an idea, like Naqi, the young researcher in Turquoise Days. Naqi has dedicated her life to the study of the Pattern Jugglers, the amorphous, aquatic organisms with the capacity to preserve and reshape human memory. When newcomers arrive around her world, she hopes that she will at last be able to escape her past - but the past has other ideas...
AUTHOR: Alastair Reynolds