"A stunning debut. Sex, drugs, death and transcendence, handled
the energy of a newly emerging talent. Bravo." Books Today
is an angry meditation on youth and age, on creativity and death.
become a place of order and beauty where Tia Hamley alone is fated to
and die. The Immortals have inherited a world of peace and plenty, and
in it as cheerful dilettants, fearful only of their own deaths. Tia's
for the meaning of her own circumscribed life takes her from the
Australian outback to the nautilus-shaped Library on the Moon,
the haunts of sleeping dreamers in Istanbul to the sunken islands
Hawaii where she pursues the secret, not of immortality, but of
with vigor and exuberance
and anger. Tia and her world will stay with you long after the
page is read." Lake Harris Intelligencer
heroine, a deserving corpse, and a wickedly funny supporting cast of
crazies make Growing Light a mystery debut not to be missed." Nancy Atherton
George Ashby dead? How about Lena, his bitter ex-wife, a brilliant
who founded the New Age software company Growing Light only to have
take it away from her? Or maybe Mike Thompson, the company's
vice-president who has endured Ashby's eccentricities for much too
The staff of Growing Light -- Carein, for whom life hasn't been the
since the Summer of Love, disaffected engineer Jimi Hendrix Johannsen,
the bookkeeper who isn't too good with numbers, and the others -- sure
seem to be too fond of George, but their bitterness hardly seems to
that of Growing Light's ex-employees, all of whom would be glad
see the SOB done in.
Ashby dead? Who wouldn't?
originality and overtones of sheer fun will keep you in stitches page
page. It's a must read for those who don't take life - or murder - too seriously."
Coast Review of Books
piece of science fiction.... This is the best original novel I’ve read so
this year." Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
takes the family saga into the outer reaches of space. Fleeing the
of Earth’s patrician families, Jason and Mish Kennerin have come to
Aerie; distant, insular, inhabited by the enigmatic kasirene.
Here they carve
out a new life for themselves and their growing family, until the
of a nearby planetary system forces them to open their world, and their
to the chaos of change and the genesis of an empire they both crave and
startlingly good." Spider Robinson
tale is enriched by its science fictional trappings - a gentle alien race wins the friendship of suspicious
an exploding supernova signals the ending of one world and true
to a new one; a child grows to manhood and fulfills his dream of
a space adventurer; women not only bear children but fill important
roles - but these well-drawn elements do not distract from what is
a family saga, a story not only of building a home but of homecoming. Highly recommended." Library
preserve a world, you must be ready to destroy it.
sequel blends science fiction and the family saga to create the story
a complicated and vibrant world, the people who cherish it, the people
want to conquer it, and the people who bring it to the edge of ruin.
Kennerins, and the people who love and hate them, pursue their desires
hatreds from the reaches of deep space to the smallest islands of their
in a series of Dangerous Games where the stakes include the
and tauspace, where no time exists.
Randall ... just goes right along getting better... one of the finer novels to appear in years" Science Fiction Chronicle