Books by Robert Reed

Robert Reed is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Marrow and The Well of Stars, and a number of stories that have appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Age. He lives in


THE WELL OF STARS by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2005

"Again, hypercomplicated, dense with ideas and a plot that works itself into a fine old lather: amazing and satisfying both, with the promise of a third volume to conclude the proceedings."
Sequel to Marrow (2000), Reed's astonishing saga set inside a spaceship so huge that an entire planet nestled, undetected, at its center. Read full book review >
SISTER ALICE by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"An extravagant, surprising, often astonishing odyssey from the author of Marrow (2000), etc.: challenging and bewildering in equal measure."
Fix-up (concatenation and rewrite) of five long stories, 1993-2000. Read full book review >
MARROW by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The plot may not entirely hang together, but this is a wonderful adventure, with idea piled upon splendid idea in a continually fascinating narrative."
Reed has previously written stories (included in The Dragons of Springplace, 1999) about a galaxy-cruising, supercolossal spaceship: this is the novel. Read full book review >
THE DRAGONS OF SPRINGPLACE by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 5, 1999

"Ingenious yet disciplined, as too often Reed's novels aren't, and resolutely inquisitive, providing no easy answers—or easy questions, either."
Eleven substantial stories, spanning the years 1990—97, from the author of Beneath the Gated Sky (1997), etc. In the imaginative, striking, improbable title piece, a nuclear waste repository that's been turned into the Lost World of a steamy jungle swarming with huge, genetically engineered reptilian predators, proves an irresistible magnet for the unscrupulous. Read full book review >
BENEATH THE GATED SKY by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Anticipate at least one more volume in the same vein."
Part sequel to, part expansion of Beyond the Veil of Stars (1994). Read full book review >
AN EXALTATION OF LARKS by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A persuasive small-town purlieu tilting away into a hypertrophied flight-of-fancy impossible to believe in or care about—which is Reed's usual outcome."
As in Beyond the Veil of Stars (1994), Reed takes a familiar setting and then introduces pan-cosmic complications, to initially stunning but ultimately self-defeating effect. Read full book review >
BEYOND THE VEIL OF STARS by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1994

One night, after years of more or less confirmed UFO activity, the stars vanish—replaced by a mirror image of the Earth. Read full book review >
BLACK MILK by Robert Reed
Released: March 30, 1989

Humdrum medium-future yarn, from the author of The Hormone Jungle, about a group of gene-tailored children coming to terms with each other, their environment, and the grandiose aspirations of their creator. Read full book review >