The Barrow

2/18/10

Geosynchron: a seminal work of 21st century SF

Paul Witcover, in Locus, on David Louis Edelman's Geosynchron: "This smart, idiosyncratic blend of cyberpunk, libertarian entrepeneurship, and social engineering will, I think, stand as a seminal work of 21st century SF."

And hey, that Martiniere cover is worth it alone, even if the book weren't phenomenal. Which it is.

8 comments:

ces said...

I hope he puts up that painting for sale soon!

Hurry up book, hurry hurry hurry!!!

Jon Sprunk said...

Beautiful cover!

Rene Sears said...

That cover is spectacular. Ben's reading Multireal right now & loving it.

Lou Anders said...

Thanks all!

ces said...

Uh, Lou, I just bought the book at Barnes & Noble. it is beautiful, although the cover looks a little paler than the computer image.

However, what really surprised me, is that Stephan isn't credited as the cover artist anywhere in the book.

???

ces said...

One last comment - I looked at the catalog that is currently available - I have 40 of the books. Two I haven't read as I just bought them about 4 hours ago - Geosynchron & Prince of Storms.

Lou Anders said...

Hi Ces,
Yes, he is. If you look at the upper left corner of the back cover, artist and designer are both credited. It's written vertically, along that stripe.

And - 40. Awesome! One day I might ask you to rank them (privately) for me.

ces said...

Oh. Yes, I found it. But if you hadn't of told me I would never have seen it. And even after you telling me it still took about 5 minutes for me to see it.

I'd be happy to rank them - the hard part would be ranking them, they were all so enjoyable. Some of them of course are stand outs for me, and some of them less so. But I' not sorry I read any of them, if the one in there that I definitely didn't enjoy, which I told you about.