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SF Site calls it a classic

Got to point to SF Site’s review of City WithoutEnd. Greg L. Johnson said:

“. . . a series that wowed at the beginning for the complexity and creativity of its invented setting, earning comparisons to classics like Riverworld and Ringworld, has now filled that setting with characters whose motives and aspirations are often hidden and always conflicting, a situation that makes The Entire and the Rose at least as comparable to Dune and the tension-filled novels of C.J. Cherryh as it is those other works. Which means that at the end of City Without End, even though several story lines have been concluded, a couple in surprising and dramatic fashion, the crux of the problem still remains. Titus Quinn’s family and loved ones are scattered across two different universes, and whether he can save or hold on to any of it remains in serious doubt. The stage is now set for the final volume in what is already looking like one of the classic science fiction series of our time.

Read the whole review here.

“World” makes Johnson’s SF Site Best List

Very pleased to announce that A World Too Near made Greg L. Johnson SF Site best of 2008 list.

Here is his list in order:

1. Anathem by Neal Stephenson
2. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
3. Implied Spaces by Walter Jon Williams
4. The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway
5. Matter by Iain M. Banks
6. Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory
7. A World Too Near by Kay Kenyon
8. Singularity’s Ring by Paul Melko
9. Dogs by Nancy Kress

10. City at the End of Time by Greg Bear

SF Site Reviews A World Too Near

A very nice SF Site review from Greg. L. Johnson on A World Too Near. Aside from saying that he was “happy to read about life in the Entire but wouldn’t necessarily want to live there,” Greg really liked Book 2 of my series. The salient, closing paragraph:

“The Entire and the Rose is an on-going work, one that has already taken us to one of the most imaginative creations in recent science fiction history. A World Too Near immerses us in that creation, and pulls us even deeper into the story of a man who wishes nothing more than to be reunited with his family. That combination of story and setting makes for a novel that races from one peril to the next, and leaves the reader eagerly waiting for the next installment in the series.”

Greg L. Johnson’s Best of 2007

Greg L. Johnson of SFSite has posted his best of 2007 — his top ten books of the year, and Bright of the Sky came in #1! He says the book “lies somewhere between Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the Sun and Karl Schroeder’s Ventus, and was, for me, the one book of the year that, once I started reading, was impossible to put down.”

Others were: #2, Brasyl (Ian Mc Donald), #3, In War Times (Kathleen Ann Goonan), #4 Sixty Days and Counting (Kim Stanley Robinson) and #5 Territory (Emma Bull).

Complete list here.