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The Fortress at the End of Time by [McDermott, Joe M.]
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"I can say this: Joe M. McDermott's The Fortress at the End of Time is an intellectual, bombastic space opera." - Paul Jessup, author of Glass Coffin Girls

"The Fortress at the End of Time is an essential read, and feels like it's a throwback to the era of classic science fiction from authors such as Frank Herbert or Ursula K. Le Guin, but never dated. McDermott takes a slow, thoughtful approach to this multilayered little book, playing out plotlines over years, and paying full attention to how the story's events affect the characters, rather than the other way around. His hard-science details and logical explanations should satisfy more scientifically minded readers, but they are accompanied by a moral core that sticks long after the final page." - Andrew Liptak, writing for The Verge


"A highly original, completely affecting work." -Mysterious Galaxy Books, Staff Pick

"... this is a fantastic book, military SF quite unlike anything we've read before." - Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Blog

"McDermott's latest isn't exactly a page-turning thriller, but readers will be sucked into the odd life that exists for Ronaldo Aldo II. Part philosophical debate and part gritty space "memoir," the conceit of Fortress is that we're reading a confession Aldo has written to explain his actions as he sits in a lonely cell at the edge of humanity's reach. " - Karen Sweeny-Justice, RT Book Reviews, 4-Stars

"McDermott manages to paint a vivid world in a few pages, but the real star is his unreliable narrator, a man who is well-intentioned but whose judgment is easily clouded." - Everdeen Mason, Washington Post, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Month

"The Fortress at the End of Time is a brilliant novel. The writing is superb and the storytelling is well-crafted and highly engaging. But where the book truly shines is in its characters. Ronaldo Aldo is a intriguing and well-drawn protagonist backed up by a host of great supporting characters." - GeekIreland

"This is dark military science fiction, and probably one of the most compelling stories that I've read in some time. It's the hallmark of an excellent story when I've read it in August and both the characters and the plot remain fresh in my mind months later." - T. Frohock, author of Los Nefilim

About the Author

JOE M. McDERMOTT is best known for the novels Last Dragon, Never Knew Another, and Maze. His work has appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. He holds an MFA from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Program. He lives in Texas.

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  • File Size: 1343 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 076539281X
  • Publisher: Tor.com; Reprint edition (January 17, 2017)
  • Publication Date: January 17, 2017
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01JZ6SJ8E
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,167 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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