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Deep Navigation is a collection of short stories by Alastair Reynolds. It was published in February 2010 for the 47th annual Boskone Science Fiction Convention where Reynolds was the Guest of Honour. All the stories published in this anthology had been published previously, but several of them had been out of print for several years, including his first ever published story "Nunivak Snowflakes". "Monkey Suit" is the only short story in the collection that's set in the Revelation Space universe.


  • Introduction by Stephen Baxter
  • "Nunivak Snowflakes"
  • "Monkey Suit"
  • "The Fixation"
  • "Feeling Rejected"
  • "Fury"
  • "Stroboscopic"
  • "The Receivers"
  • "Byrd Land Six"
  • "The Star Surgeon's Apprentice"
  • "On the Oodnadatta"
  • "Fresco"
  • "Viper"
  • "Soirée"
  • "The Sledge-Maker's Daughter"
  • "Tiger, Burning"


  • Cover art by John Picacio, with cover design by Alice N. S. Lewis.

See also[]

Revelation Space series
A Prefect Dreyfus Emergency
(crime fiction series, 2007-present)
Aurora Rising (2007) | Open and Shut (short story midquel, 2018) | Elysium Fire (2018)
Chasm City
(standalone novel, 2001)
Inhibitor trilogy
(main novel series, 2000-2003)
Revelation Space (2000) | Redemption Ark (2002) | Absolution Gap (2003)

Galactic North
(2006, short stories)
Great Wall of Mars | Glacial | A Spy in Europa | Weather
Dilation Sleep | Grafenwalder's Bestiary | Nightingale | Galactic North
Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days
(2003, novellas)
Diamond Dogs | Turquoise Days
Other anthologies
Deep Navigation (2010) - Monkey Suit (2009)
Beyond the Aquila Rift (2016) - The Last Log of the Lachrimosa (2014)
Infinite Stars (2017) - Night Passage (2017)

Subterranean Press Magazine (2014, summer issue) - The Last Log of the Lachrimosa (2014)
Gollancz / Hachette UK (2018) - Open and Shut (2018)

Revelation Space universe | Alastair Reynolds | Websites
Cultural and scientific references | Adaptations | Translations
Book cover art | Fan art

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