Thursday, February 05, 2009
Locus on End of the Century
There's a review by Russell Letson of End of the Century in the February 2009 issue of Locus Magazine. He concludes his review with a mention of the Author's Note at the end of the book, which outlines some of the inspirations for the story.
Nor was I surprised to find among Roberson's inspirations various multiversal adventures of Michael Moorcock and the Yggsdrasillian family tree of Philip José Farmer's Wold Newton cycle. Those inspirations--dark Moorcock and manic-inventive Famer--locate the pleasures of this busy, complicated, symbolically and thematically fully packed book pretty accurately.