Friday, 7 April 2023

Birmingham event and a gratuitous newt.

 On Friday April 14, I'll be in conversation as a guest of the Birmingham SF Group. The event takes place at Millennium Point and online via Zoom, from 7.45pm.

The Brum group has always been most welcoming to me (my first ever solo author event was with them, back in 2000) and I'll be delighted to return.

In another news, I'm thrilled to report that my newts have survived the winter. Here's one:

Last year the frogs were conspicuous by their absence (may have something to do with the newts) so I'll be interested to see what happens in the coming months.


  1. Apologies that my earlier version of this post listed the date as the 24th, not the 14.

  2. Hello Mr Reynolds - long time fan of your work. This may not be the right place to ask but have you ever thought of writing any stories about the Dawn War in Revelation Space? Thank you, Richard

    1. Hi Richard, thanks for the comment. No, I don't think there'll ever be any stories set in that timeframe. I'm not that interested in writing from a purely alien perspective. It has to be humans or things descended from humans to make me invested.

      That's aside from the fact that I'm leaving the RS universe alone for a bit.

    2. What did these Dawn War aliens look like?

  3. I am very excited to see there will be a new Dreyfus book in September!

  4. Csteveallen@gmail.com30 April 2023 at 11:54

    Hi Mr. Reynolds. Congratulations on your Locus nomination for Eversion. That book means a lot to me and I’m glad to see it recognized. Sorry for putting this congrats in this incongruent post, but I didn’t know how else to get the message to you without using that old email address.

    Anyway, hope you win! I would vote for you if I had a vote! 🤓

    C. Steve Allen

  5. What Csteveallen said.
    Neom was excellent as usual for Mr Tidhar and I am familiar with Mr Tchaikovsky's work, having loved Elder Race, but Eversion was at a whole different level. I will be rooting hard for Eversion and hope to see it on a list again at the end of the month

  6. Hey AR - I've been watching Apple TV's excellent show "For All Mankind" and thought of Revenger during a scene involving a solar sail. Just wanted to give you a heads up if you haven't heard about the show. It's a dramatization of the space race in an alternate history that supposed NASA became too cautious after the Apollo 1 fire and the Soviets were first to the moon, changing the trajectory of the race and history. The attention to detail is exceptional and it's full of the kind of early space exploration stuff that a lot of us SF fans love.

    I hope all is well with you and as always I'm looking forward to your next project.