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FELIX GILMAN has been nominated for the John W. Campbell award and the Locus Award for best new writer. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Thunderer, Gears of the City, and The Half-Made World, which was listed by Amazon as one of the ten best SF/F novels of 2010. He lives with his wife in New York City.
A well written and unusual but somewhat uneven fantasy novel from this talented writer. Gilman bases his plot on Victorian spiritualism and attempts to use magic to penetrate... Read morePublished 9 days ago by R. Albin
I've loved Gilman's earlier pieces, and have to admit I was all set to be a little disappointed that he ventured away from the world of the Line and the Gun, but my doubts seemed... Read morePublished 3 months ago by W. Ray
I loved the adventures of John Carter on Barsoom and this novel is in the same Arthur Conan Doyle tradition. It's a thoroughly enjoyable read.Published 6 months ago by Stephen C. Schwichow
If Dion Fortune and H.G. Wells got together and had a fling while H.P. Lovecraft was hanging around in the next room, this book would be the result.Published 8 months ago by E. Stockwell
This book really had a lot going for it, the setting was really engrossing, the main character was adorable, if a bit flat, and it throws fun ideas out at you left and right. Read morePublished 9 months ago by gtfernandezm
The best part is the unexpected end and coda.
Where does Arthur wind up?
Maybe Gilman will write another and let us know.
This was a good fantasy retro back to an earlier England full of magic and sorcerers. It kept me interested through to the end. I just wish it had a better ending. Read morePublished 10 months ago by K. Hulse
What an astonishing work! A wonderful blend of so many different sub genres. It is trite to say, but I really had a hard time putting it down.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
As someone with a longstanding fascination with The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the enormously influential 19th Century secret occult society, I enjoyed this novel... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael M. Hughes