Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The Martian General's Daughter: SF of the Very Highest Quality

Now, this is a nice way to end the day.

Chris Moriarty has reviewed Theodore Judson's The Martian General's Daughterin the pages of the August 2008 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. And she calls it, "A rare beast ... one of those books so astonishingly good that it made me run out and buy everything else its author ever wrote."

She goes on to say, "The story is familiar to anyone who's read the Augustan Histories or seen the film Gladiator. But Judson's retelling of the old tale is quietly riveting, and his image of a decaying post-galactic aristocracy lamenting the loss of email and central air conditioning is priceless."

And then she proclaims that The Martian General's Daughter is "sf of the very highest quality."

Nite, everybody.

3 comments:

ces said...

It's in my stack!

Lou Anders said...

Good!

Liviu said...

Just to let you know that Robert posted my review too at Fantasy Book Critic