Author(s): Alastair Reynolds
Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds has something for every reader of science fiction, and easily meets the challenge of delivering stories that are the hardest of hard science fiction and great entertainment.
Beyond the Aquila Rift is truly a tome for those lovers of science fiction and fantasy. This contains a wealth of Alastair Reynolds’ popular short stories and writings that span across his career, including Great Wall of Mars, Weather and, of course, Beyond the Aquila Rift.
Reynolds’ stories are known to hone in on a particular character arc or storyline, but speak to a larger universe and culture beyond it. His work is speculative, and harnesses fantasy and sci-fi normalities to comment on larger issues that comfortably blend into our own societal questions. He is known to be one of the most standout world builders, comparable for J. R. R. Tolkein and Brandon Sanderson. - Taylor, The Book Grocer.