Alastair Reynolds. For the Ages. (Solaris Rising)

Whilst most of us worry about things like what to have for tea, Alastair Reynolds worries about things like – ‘what happens in the far future when the universe has spread so far apart that it’s impossible to see other galaxies, so the inhabitants of one galaxy will think they are completely alone!’

Having raised such an issue, he then, fortunately for us, sits down and writes a great story (rather than an academic paper or conference presentation) to resolve the issue. And, as ever, he is able to put the human element strongly into the story, with a strong pinch of politics, as a team of humans endeavour to make a mark that will last through the aeons.

Long may he continue with his short story writing!

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