"Prose so well-crafted and fascinating as to be in itself entirely sufficient, without generating the impatient readerly urge to know who this human is and what is going to happen next."
— Lois Tilton
February 1988, Donald I. Fine, Inc.
March 1989, Donald I. Fine, Inc.
April 1991, Bantam/Spectra
March 1992, Bantam/Spectra
June 1994, Tor
followed by Beneath the Gated Sky
December 1995, Tor
September 1997, Tor
sequel to Beyond the Farthest Star
April 1999, Golden Gryphon
Short Story Collection -- 11 stories
July 2000, Tor
September 2004, Golden Gryphon
set in the Marrow universe
December 2004, Orbit [UK]
sequel to Marrow
October 2005, Golden Gryphon
Short Story Collection -- 12 stories
November 2006, PS Publishing
April 2012, PS Publishing
October 2013, Argo-Narvis E-book
December 2013, Argo-Narvis TPB P-O-D
March 2014, Prime Books
[French language short story collection]
February 2002, Imaginaires Sans
Short Story Collection -- 9 stories
"A major talent has entered the field. I wouldn't be surprised if this was one of the most talked about sf novels of the year."
— Algis Budrys
Journal of Fantasy and Science Fiction
"The Hormone Jungle is a powerful and skillful blend of believable future reality with the unchanging reality of the human heart. Reed's characters are vividly, painfully alive, and the action grows naturally out of their complex lives. An SF book like this is worth a dozen filled mostly with hardware and essays. Reed is sure to be an important writer."
— Nancy Kress
Nebula Award Winner and author of An Alien Light
"A beautifully constructed story full of elegantly examined ideas."
— The Plain Dealer
"Reed sees the future with a clarity given to very few and writes about it in his own dazzling unmistakable way."
— Robert Silverberg
"This is an ambitious, thoughtful novel with much to say about the mutually reinforcing web of sensations, assertions, and aspirations that we so confidently call reality."
— The New York Times Book Review
"Robert Reed's An Exaltation of Larks beautifully re-creates the physical ambiance and the intellectual atmosphere of a small American college. Against this unlikely backdrop, Reed then deploys a story with breathtakingly cosmic dimensions, never failing to advance it through sensitive characterization and acute attention to detail."
— Michael Bishop
Nebula Award Winner and author of No Enemy But Time
"Beneath the Gated Sky is an enjoyable, fast-moving thriller, and Reed's prose is polished if not too flashy. He also leaves the hatch open for a third installment, and indeed readers can see a new band of villains lurking in the shadows beyond. That's bad news for The Few, and good news for readers.."
— Curt Wohleber
Sci Fi Weekly
"...if you are looking for rich and varied scenarios with interesting and well developed characters which require some investment on your part, this is the place to go.."
— George T. Dodds
"With his command of prose, characterization, and ideas, Robert Reed is the new century's most compelling SF voice. Marrow is the highest of high concepts, one of the most original visions in a long while."
— Stephen Baxter
John W. Campbell and Philip K. Dick Award Winner author of The Time Ships
"Reed convincingly paints a future society of enormously advanced beings who are still recognisably human, dealing with issues of power and it’s abuses, family loyalty, jealousy and the often-high cost of advancement. The scale, in terms of both the abilities of these beings and the vast time periods the novel covers is staggering - Reed is obviously not afraid to tackle the biggest of concepts. Sister Alice is an absorbing and stimulating novel."
— Joe Gordon
The Alien Online
"Harrowing, evocative, and deeply moving, Mere shows Reed to be in top form as one of SF's most startling and original voices."
— Claude Lalumiere
"This works at all levels, from the big action sequences and mind-expanding concepts to the quiet, reflective moments."
— Publishers Weekly
"The Cuckoo's Boys reaffirms SF's function as a thoughtful and paradigm-subverting literary form, able to interrogate the immediacies of life as fluently as theoretically more focused "mundane" writing. Reed is not a comforting author, but the morals he draws are telling and necessary. In a somewhat stern manner, The Cuckoo's Boys is one of the strongest genre collections of the year."
— Nick Gevers
"...ultimately this is a story about stories; the power of the narrative to enlighten and mislead us. Bob crafts a deft plot, indeed, as evidenced by the inspiring ending of this novella."
— James Patrick Kelly
From the introduction to this chapbook
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