Elysium Fire
Elysium Fire
Author Alastair Reynolds
Publication date 2018
ISBN 9780575090620 (ISBN-13)
Preceded by Open and Shut
Followed by Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days

Elysium Fire is a 2018 science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds. A sequel to Aurora Rising, it is the sixth novel set in the Revelation Space universe, and the second in the A Prefect Dreyfus Emergency spinoff series. It marks Reynolds' first major return to the Revelation Space universe after a decade-long gap. [1] [2]

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The Glitter BandEdit



Main article: Panoply

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Prequel short storyEdit

A brief short story - Open and Shut - that acts as a prequel to the novel (or a midquel between it and the previous novel) was published on the Gollancz website in early 2018, prior to the novels date of publication.

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  1. Alastair Reynolds on Returning to Revelation Space in Elysium Fire, interview by Ross Johnson, Barnes and, 12 February 2018 (archived link)
  2. Elysium Fire and a new title for The Prefect, Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon (the official blog of Alastair Reynolds), 25 July 2017

See alsoEdit

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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