Initial reviews

Well, here we are five days out, and already some folks have been rash enough to weigh in with reviews. Library Journal kicks things off by calling THE MIRRORED HEAVENS “a powerful, rapid-fire SF adventure/intrigue story with echoes of cyberpunk . . . This stellar hard SF debut with hopes of sequels belongs in most SF collections.” They fail to specify the parameters that define those collections in which the book DOESN’T belong, but you’re not going to find me complaining. Nor will you even hear me carping about the “echoes of cyberpunk.” (Folks, there’s more than an echo in this book. But don’t take my word for it. Go ahead, try it and see.) At any rate, this review comes in after what’s been a bit of a deafening silence so far, so it’s greeted over here with no little relief.

Likewise with Graeme’s Fantasy Blogspot. I’ve been a fan of this gentleman for some time, so it’s a total honor to have him write stuff like “it’s a bit early to be picking my favorite sci-fi novel of the year, but I can say that [this] is definitely on the shortlist.” He does note that the plot gets maybe “a little too convoluted” (in my opinion there’s no such thing as “too”, but maybe that attitude is part of the problem), but he went on to say it nonetheless “kept me hooked right until the end.” After which he claimed I know how to write a “mean action scene” (guilty) and that I’ve put a great deal of thought into world-building. And he specifically cites “cityscapes that are gorgeously drawn (if menacing) with a real cyberpunk feel.” See, Library Journal? Cyberpunk: it’s more than an echo! Graeme sez so!

More to come as I get them. For now, over and out.

One Response to “Initial reviews”

  1. David Louis Edelman Says:

    Congrats, dude! I predict lots more raves to come.