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Best First Science Novel by a Little Known Author?

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Initial post: Nov 4, 2012 12:47:59 AM PDT
I always like discovering new great science fiction novels, by authors I never heard of.

My favorite is Red Moon. One of its authors walked up and talked to me after a panel at a science fiction convention a few years ago, and put a copy in my hand. I think Red Moon, by Daniel Brenton and David S. Michaels, and is one of the best novels I've ever read, period.

I'd be interested in any of your discoveries.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2013 6:48:16 PM PDT
W. W. Smith says:
Okay, I'll go first.
I found out about this author several years ago. I can't remember what motivated me to pick up his first novel, but since then I've read many of his stories.
Author: A.A. Attanasio
Novel: Radix.
This is his first novel, and the first in a four-part series known as "The Radix Tetrad". I won't attempt to describe it, it's much too complex, but you can find reviews elsewhere on this site.
I'm a baby-boomer (i.e., I'm getting older), and I generally don't like to use such phrases, but in this case I'll make an exception because it's warranted. This guy will blow your mind.
My favorite book by Attanasio is the fourth book in this series, called "The Last Legends of Earth."
Be warned, he is not an "easy read."

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2013 7:09:16 PM PDT
Tom Rogers says:
True that, I think "Radix" and "Legends" are very close qualitywise. I found Attanasio's other work wildly inconsistent.

I am rather partial to Carve the Sky basically a one hit wonder.
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