By Adam Roberts | June 2, 2009
Categories: Book News
The man with the superhero name, Colin Steele, reviews Ian McDonald's Cyberabad Days and my YBT in the Canberra Times (23/05/2009) under the pleasing headline 'Big Ideas in Brits' Creative Burst':
British science fiction is currently undergoing one of its periodic bursts of creativity. Adam Roberts and Ian McDonald, two of the leading SF authors, certainly don't lack for imagination.
Good! Steele calls YBT:
...an SF mystery, involving UFOs and Scientology, a comedy of the Absurd in a Gogol-like satire of the Russian bureaucracy, and a multiverse "quantum alternatives that radiated" conclusion. ... Philip K Dick would have been proud of Roberts with the latter's hint that maybe the 20th century was only an invention!.
Philip K Dick would have been proud. If that's not the highest praise, I don't know what is.