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Coming Soon: SLOW BULLETS by Alastair Reynolds

I’m a huge fan of Alastair Reynolds and look forward to anything he writes.

Here’s the cover and synopsis for his upcoming book Slow Bullets.

From the author of the Revelation Space series comes an interstellar adventure of war, identity, betrayal, and the preservation of civilization itself.

A vast conflict, one that has encompassed hundreds of worlds and solar systems, appears to be finally at an end. A conscripted soldier is beginning to consider her life after the war and the family she has left behind. But for Scur—and for humanity—peace is not to be.

On the brink of the ceasefire, Scur is captured by a renegade war criminal, and left for dead in the ruins of a bunker. She revives aboard a prisoner transport vessel. Something has gone terribly wrong with the ship.

Passengers—combatants from both sides of the war—are waking up from hibernation far too soon. Their memories, embedded in bullets, are the only links to a world which is no longer recognizable. And Scur will be reacquainted with her old enemy, but with much higher stakes than just her own life.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications (June 9, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1616961937
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616961930
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10 Comments on Coming Soon: SLOW BULLETS by Alastair Reynolds

  1. Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) // October 25, 2014 at 6:59 am //

    The relative unavailability of his work here in the US always cheeses me off, though!

    • David Greybeard // October 25, 2014 at 9:28 am //

      Try The Book Depository. They have prices often cheaper than Amazon. I’ve been buying buttloads of UK releases from them. No waiting for US versions!

  2. David Greybeard // October 25, 2014 at 9:29 am //

    Ah, 192 pages! Love short novels. I remember when most every SF novel was around 200 pages 🙂

  3. I wonder why this book is coming out from Tachyon Publications and not Penguin Group like his recent novels.

    • Hi Jeff

      Because it’s not actually a novel, despite the page count. It’s a shade under 40,000 words, and therefore a novella by the Hugo definition. That said, it’s probably true that some shorter works have been published as novels in the past. I’ll also have a full-length novel out next year from Gollancz/Orion, and the Ace/Penguin edition will follow in due course, so in all other respects it’s business as usual.



  4. Sounds interesting. You were the one that turned me on to Reynolds in the first place and I’ve not been disappointed with what I’ve read.

  5. Damn! SFS had me again! “Coming soon” in June 2015, almost a year from now!
    Anyway, I wonder if this (attractive) announced title will interfere with the publication schedule for the sequel to On The Steel Breeze.

  6. Aaahhhhh……this story sounds like the gritty Reynolds I have awaited since before Terminal World …

  7. Rachel Cordasco // October 26, 2014 at 4:27 pm //

    Looks really good….

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