Thursday, 23 March 2017

New one in

So I've delivered a new novel. We have a possible title, but it's still subject to discussion and may well change, so I won't mention it just yet. What I can say is that the new book is the first novel-length work to be set in the Revelation Space universe since 2007, and is also a sequel to The Prefect. Despite the decade-long gap beween these books, this one is set only two years after the last and features a large number of recurring characters. Nonetheless I hope that it will be capable of being read independently of the first.

As far as I am aware publication is not likely to happen until early 2018.

26 comments:

  1. WHOPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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  2. I'm very excited. The Revelation Space universe (RSU?) is one I am very fond of. Being in the US, I expect to see this beastie a few months after your expected release date, so I will be studiously avoiding spoilers when it comes out.

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  3. As The Prefect is my Reynolds favourite, I really look forward to this one!

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  4. Brilliant! Looking forward to this very much.

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  5. Norayr Gurnagul23 March 2017 at 11:29

    Great news, can't wait to get my hands on it !

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  6. Very exciting news and looking forward to it (and I guess that 2018 is not that far away). Are you going to get the privilege of simultaneous publication in the U.S. and U.K.?

    P.S. Any embedded musical lyrics? :-)

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  7. Reading this made my day! I cannot wait to get back into the revelation space universe again!

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  8. Great news! I love the tension in The Prefect and the book have some of the best characters you have written!

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  9. The Prefect is one of my very favorite novels and so I am very much looking forward to this one!

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  10. Great news! The Prefect is also one of my favorites! It will be great to finally return to the Revelation Space universe!

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  11. I'm thinking a re-read of The Prefect may be in order!!!
    Looking forward to it!

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  12. Great news! Being a sequel to The Prefect I assume it takes place before the Melding Plague?

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  13. What excellent news! I love Revelation Space - have read 3 times & The Prefect twice, so thIs is something to really look forward to. Thank you for your hard work!

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  14. I can't tell you how excited I am about this news. RS is my favorite SF series of all time and I can't wait to spend more time in that universe.

    Gonna need a re-read too, I think. I can't remember if the end of The Prefect signaled the beginning of the Rust Belt or whether the Belle Epoque continued after the events of the book.

    Thank you AR for being so prolific! We are very lucky, as fans, to follow a novelist who so consistently puts out awesome books and short stories.

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  15. Splendid. Prefect a book I enjoyed v much. Look fwd to it.

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  16. Great news, but as someone else has commented, it will need a re-read of The Prefect...and i'd still like some stories of the Lighthugger crews

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  17. You will let us know when preorders are being accepted?

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  18. That's too far away. I need it now.

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  19. Anthony Pooley14 June 2017 at 21:11

    So, as of today, Amazon.co.uk is still showing "Untitled Reynolds 5 of 10" for next January. But it's also showing "Revealer" with a release date of February 2019. Sequel to Revenger perhaps? I certainly hope so. I thought Revenger would make a really great film.

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  20. Yes, the latter one is the intended follow-up to Revenger, and the untitled one is the new Prefect book. We're just narrowing down the title at the moment.

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  21. This is great news! I can't wait

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