"Purely on its own, Turquoise Days is one of the year's major SF novellas; and seen in series and genre context, it is a superb example of Hard SF stringently interrogating the scientific method even as it ultimately validates it."
— Nick Gevers, Locus, September 2002

"[Turquoise Days] showcases Reynolds' flair for exotic locales, startling concepts, and crisp language."
— Paul Di Filippo, Asimov's, June 2003



The Pattern Jugglers of planet Turquoise — an alien entity that takes the form of floating organisms on the surface of a planetwide sea. Turquoise Days is the story of Naqi Okpik, a human scientist who must come to terms with the mysteries of the Jugglers while dealing with an external threat to the planet — a threat to the Jugglers themselves. But are the Pattern Jugglers conscious life forms, and can they protect themselves against this alien menace? Turquoise Days plays out against the same turbulent, far future, deep-space background as Alastair Reynolds's novels — Revelation Space, Chasm City, and Redemption Ark — and novella-length stories "Great Wall of Mars" and "Diamond Dogs."

Turquoise Days, a 30,000-word, 78-page novella, kicks off a new line of quality trade paperbound chapbooks from Golden Gryphon Press. Each copy is signed and numbered by the author on the limitation page.

Wraparound cover art by Bob Eggleton.



Praise for the author's latest novel Redemption Ark:
". . . clearly one of the year's major science fiction novels and the book Reynolds's readers have been waiting for."
— Jonathan Strahan, Locus



Limited Trade Paperbound Edition of 500 Signed and Numbered Copies
Chapbook #I

Out of Print!
Please contact gryphon@goldengryphon.com for availability information.



  • Read the Locus Magazine review

  • Read yet another Locus Magazine review

  • Read the SciFi Dimensions review

  • Read Rick Kleffel's review in The Agony Column

  • Read the SF Site review


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