it;'s rare to come across something as original as this debut novel, set 12,000 years from now
a beautifully crafted read that's evocative and hugely inventive
an incredibly impressive debut novel novel, with an engrossing plot and delightful oddness that should satisfy any space opera aficionado
to call The Promise of the Child one of the most accomplished debuts of 2015 so far is to understate its weight-instead, let me moot that is among the most significant works of science fiction released in recent years.
Marvellous...a space opera of surpassing gracefulness, depth, complexity, and well, all-round weirdness
Intense, bold writing; inventive worldbuilding; excellent plotting.
I love gobsmacking moments in science fiction, moments that make me sit up with a jolt and see everything around me with fresh and curious eyes. Wonder is vital. There are times whenThe Promise of the Child is truly wondrous. Without doubt, it is innovative, complex, ambitious and original
The prose is baroque, the pacing stately