Reynolds, Alastair

Revelation Space - Published by Foruli Ltd.

The first limited edition of Alastair Reynolds' ground-breaking novel, Revelation Space. Each numbered book is individually hand signed by Alastair Reynolds. The book features four plates of illustrations made by the author especially for this limited edition. Each set includes eight exclusive art prints of paintings by the author.

The package contains:

  •     a hand bound limited edition book
  •     a numbered limitation page signed by Alastair Reynolds and bound into the book
  •     an authentication hologram in the book
  •     8 art prints of scenes from the Revelation Space universe, suitable for framing
  •     a custom book box

Considered a landmark in science fiction, Revelation Space is a huge, magnificent space opera which ranges across the known and unknown universe towards the most terrifying of destinations.

Nine hundred thousand years ago, something wiped out the Amarantin. For the human colonists now settling the Amarantin homeworld Resurgam it's of little more than academic interest—even after the discovery of a long-hidden, almost perfect Amarantin city and a colossal statue of a winged Amarantin. For brilliant, but ruthless, scientist Dan Sylveste it's more than merely intellectual curiosity. He will stop at nothing to get at the truth, even if that truth costs him everything.

Limited: 750 signed numbered sets

A NOTE ON THE BINDING from Foruli Ltd.

Various considered design decisions were made with the intention of reflecting the aesthetic running through the narrative of the Revelation Space series of books. Rather than have the binding material overlap the boards, we decided to instead trim right up to the edge of the book block to expose the underlying structure of the manufacture. We considered that this is how tastes might have developed in Alastair Reynold's universe.

The book is not intended to be considered in isolation. It is part of the entire package, the other elements of which cosset and protect it, holding it like a treasured artefact and affording far greater protection to the book than most books receive. The book within the other elements should therefore last a considerable period of time.

The image captures both the spine and the front edge showing the trimming noted by the publishers.









The custom book box is square and large (330mm x 330mm x70mm) as shown below: 

   

The eight art prints:

      

We have to call out the publication of the massive ‘Best of' Alastair Reynolds collection. Subterranean have done a number of ‘best of editions’ and we have many of these but this one is really imposing and check out the four page foldout artwork! 

With a career stretching back more than 25 years and across fourteen novels, including the classic ‘Revelation Space’ series, the bestselling ‘Poseidon’s Children’ series, Century Rain, Pushing Ice, and most recently The Medusa Chronicles (with Stephen Baxter), Reynolds has established himself as one of the best and most beloved writers of hard science fiction and space opera working today.

A brilliant novelist, he has also been recognized as one of our best writers of short fiction.  His short stories have been nominated for the Hugo, British Fantasy, British Science Fiction, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial, Locus, Italia, Seiun, and Sidewise Awards, and have won the Seiun and Sidewise Awards.

The very best of his more than sixty published short stories are gathered in Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds, a sweeping 250,000 word career retrospective which features the very best stories from the ‘Revelation Space’ universe like “Galactic North”, “Great Wall of Mars”, “Weather”, “Diamond Dogs”, and “The Last Log of the Lachrymosa” alongside thrilling hard science fiction stories like Hugo Award nominee “Troika”, “Thousandth Night”, and “The Star Surgeon’s Apprentice”. Spanning more than fifteen years, the book also collects more recent stories like environmental SF tale “The Water Thief”, powerful and moving YA “The Old Man and the Martian Sea” and the brilliant “In Babelsberg”.


Limited: 350 signed numbered copies, in slipcase, with an exclusive dust jacket by the author  

 

    

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