Tuesday, March 28, 2006


New Paragaea Review

Rick Kleffel of the Agony Column seems to have enjoyed Paragaea. What's immensely gratifying is that he's hit upon exactly what I was hoping to accomplish with the novel.
The result is the literary equivalent of a haut-cuisine, health-food Twinkie. It's really smart, it's really good for your brain and it's really fun to eat/read/consume. Roberson gets to have his cake and eat it too, mind you. He gets to write both fun-loving pulp and hard-science speculation. It's definitely an everybody-wins situation.

So here's what's really delectable about this novel. Beneath the good-time pulp fiction plotting and exterior, readers will get the thrill of discovering some meaty science fictional speculations. Roberson has managed to offer us up a double-edged sword -- cutting-edge science with trailing-edge plotting.
A "haut-cuisine, health-food Twinkie." Sounds tasty to me.


Sorry...way off topic, but something that I believe you are concerned with...very nice essay in Harper's...


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