Due to a life-long interest in socioeconomics, he has specialized in his extrapolations into the future on themes based upon political economy.
In the 1950s, Mr Reynolds began a campaign of seeking out material for his stories all over the world, and since, has lived in or traveled through more than 75 countries in every continent but Antarctica. He once crossed the Sahara to Timbuktu and on the way was captured by the Tuareg (The Forgotten of Allah, and the so-called Apaches of the Sahara).
Another time in the tropical jungles of Mexico he was bitten by a vampire bat and had to be treated for rabies.. He has been in more than half a dozen wars, revolutions, and military revolts