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So Much Love for Justina

A whole heap of love for Justina Robson cropped up this week. Her forthcoming Pyr novel, Mappa Mundi (out this coming September), garnered a starred review in the July 10th issue of Publishers Weekly:

“British author Robson's third novel to appear in the U.S. (after Natural History and Silver Screen) maintains throat-tightening suspense from its teasingly enigmatic introduction of its major characters to its painful conclusion that evil will succeed if well-meaning people try to achieve good at any cost...Shortlisted for the 2001 Arthur C. Clarke Award, this near-future SF thriller presents convincing characters caught in profound moral dilemmas brought home through exquisite attention to plot details and setting.”

Then, Dave Itzkoff's latest New York Times piece (July 9, 2006) reviews Justina's Living Next Door to the God of Love (Bantam), with glowing things to say about her prose:

As in Robson's previous novels, Natural History, Mappa Mundi and Silver Screen, the first thing a reader notices about her work is the exquisite precision and thoughtfulness of her writing. There is simply no moment too small, no interaction too seemingly insignificant for her to resist putting her distinctive signature on it…”

A big congratulations Justina!

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