The intermittently interesting, occasionally dull blog of not very well known SF writer Alastair Reynolds
I've seen things you wouldn't believe, attack ships on fire on the shoulder of Orion...
I met Rutger Hauer's stunt double once. In fact I'm an extra in a film where RH's double was setting up the stunts. Not sure if I ever made the final cut, since I haven't seen the film itself - "Navy in Action", a recruiting film for the RN. I was man in urban mob.
This might not be the appropriate place for this but after a long and unsuccesfull search I thought I'd ask the man or the fan himself.On your first website you had a link to a young digital artist who designed sf pictures and art. Do you by any chance still have the name of him? I absolutely loved his work but switching computers too much made me lose the link.It's my first post here, and a rather unusual one I know but as a longtime lurker of this blog I thought I'd give it a shot.greetings from belgium.
Tim: I've vowed to reinstate those art links when I get around to it. Unfortunately I'm travelling at the moment and can't access my backup files for the website, but the information is still there on my hard drive. I'll try and remember to dig it out when I get back at the end of the month.
Al, thank you for the swift reply.I hope you have a good time during the rest of your travelling (vacation?). And since you vowed it I'm assured that you'll fix it one day ( or the ghost of Philip K.Dick will haunt you next christmass ;) )Greetings from BelgiumTim
Just a note to tell you I am a fan. I have read Revelation space 4 times during my Chemo, which was successful, (I still don't get everthing in the book). I am now into The prefect. Thank you for your books. Chicago Jim.
Hi Alastair! This is off-topic but I've just discovered your work ( I know, I know, where have I been? )and your blog. I finished Revelation Space yesterday ( head's still spinning! ) and am looking forward to reading House Of Suns and Chasm City. And this blog, of course.Mind if I stick around?
Tim, the Wayback Machine is your friend. Is this the page you were looking for?http://web.archive.org/web/20051103013759/www.alastairreynolds.com/gallery.html
Yes it is PK, thank you very very much. Made my day.
Tokyo and Hong Kong (especially at night) are much more blade-runner like than Singapore. The buildings in Singapore are too spread out (like a U.S. city) and the whole city-scape is too "nice" looking. Singapore's buildings lack the neon of Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Hi Alistair,Glad to have your acquiantance at Worldcon in Australia! If there is someway I can contact you, it would be great!
Kurt9: you're right (I've spent a lot of time in HK and it is Bladerunner writ large) but that big building in the photo reminded me of the Tyrell corporate HQ, at least as the sun went down.Shangshan: drop me a line on dendrocopus (at) yahoo co uk. I'm still travelling, so please don't everyone email me now!
"All those moments will be lost like tears in rain."
Do androids dream of electric sheep? Love Phillip K Dick's novels, as well as the film adaptation of that one in particular. Call me crazy, but I actually love every film by Ridley Scott. AR, I have an off topic question for you. Do you have any advice on landing a literary agent? As an author of science fiction in the US, I have been considering UK submissions.
Mwgriffith: I didn't get myself an agent until I already had a book deal on the table. That was then, though - I'm not sure that what worked for me in 1999 would necessarily apply now.