While I continue to crank away on various Sekrit Projects, I thought I’d share with you a few more links related to the Autumn Rain trilogy.
First Mike Johnstone at the University of Toronto has completed his analysis of THE BURNING SKIES. I’ve mentioned previously that I thought his essay on MIRRORED HEAVENS was the most astute I’d seen yet, as he delved into the political context during which the novel was written (i.e., the last decade), and integrated that with my decision to write in the present tense in an ingenious theory that I’d be a fool to disavow. He enlarges on this in his essay “THE BURNING SKIES: SF and Historical Allegory.”
Second, Only the Best SciFi has reviewed trilogy finale MACHINERY OF LIGHT: “make sure to plan big chunks of reading time because it’s hard to put down when you get going.” He even mentions he wasn’t put off by the profanity, of which there is rather a lot. Which is #$# awesome.
Third, Mihir Wanchoo at Fantasy Book Critic, who wrote such a fantastic review of MACHINERY OF LIGHT a few weeks back, has published an interview with yours truly in which I reveal, among other things, the extent of my ultimate ambitions, the limits of my cats’ gratitude, and the true identity of my literary idol.
Fourth, a really cool review of BURNING SKIES from Beam Me Up: “How Williams keeps all the players and action under control is a mystery to me, but he does it and the hat trick produced from all this plate spinning is The Burning Skies”. I’m not sure how I did it either, especially since I delegated most of the work to the cats. Here’s an example of their immortal prose: adkljfaklfklsafkadfkak
Fifth–and in some ways this is the coolest of them all–Kung Fu Monkey mentions the Autumn Rain trilogy while discussing a UAV drone that went out of control last week and strayed into D.C. airspace. The future’s on its way people, so stay tuned.