Monday, September 24, 2007
New Blog Review
The blog "Visions of Paradise" is running a multi-part review of Jonathan Strahan's Best Short Novels 2007, the first part of which includes my own contribution, "The Voyage of Night Shining White."
"The Voyage of Night Shining White" is stronger emotionally than Baker’s story, and does not have the logical flaws of Reed’s (although, not being a scientist, I might easily have missed such flaws). Its ending is strong and fitting, and the twin philosophies of Confucianism and Daoism serve the story well. This is the second story in Roberson’s Celestial Empire series that I have read, and I have liked them both a lot. I plan to seek out some of his novels in the series as well.