Century Rain

Century Rain

Alastair Reynolds

Synopsis of Century Rain

In the far future, the technological disaster known as the Nanocaust left Earth uninhabitable. Archaeologist Verity Auger continues to explore the remnants of the planet's environment. But Verity is needed to examine something far more important-the discovery of mid-twentieth century Earth at the far end of a wormhole. And on this alternate world is a device capable of destroying both Earths if Verity cannot find the man preparing to detonate it in time.

Reviews of Century Rain


It has plenty of action, a pronounced mystery flavor, and good characters. -- Sam Lubell, SFRevu

Not top flight, but engaging, well-written, worth taking the time to read. -- Simeon Shoul, Infinity Plus

There is so much to like about the Book: at times it is as vividly gripping as any thriller and is there is a casual brilliance to Reynolds's imagination. -- Martin Lewis, SFSite

Part noir time travel, part alternate history and part hard-SF thriller, with alien artefacts and augmented humans, Century Rain is a darkly brilliant love story set in worlds we think we know but don't. -- Jon Courtenay Grimwood, The Guardian

...a very entertaining, highly readable Book. -- Cheryl Morgan, Emerald City

With Century Rain Al Reynolds shows he's right on the cutting edge of the British SF scene. -- John Berlyne, SFRevu