A beautifully told story with colorful characters out of epic tradition, a tight and complex plot, and solid pacing. -- Booklist, starred review of On the Razor's Edge

Great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary ... the stories will linger after the last page is turned. -- Publisher's Weekly, on Captive Dreams

Monday, November 9, 2015

Panic Town

From a review of the anthology Mission: Tomorrow:
There’s a kind of updated, au courant Planet Stories vibe to Michael Flynn’s “In Panic Town, On the Backward Moon,” and that’s pretty neat. Our working-man narrator gets involved with some criminal elements concerning a stolen artifact, on a Red Planet that has a thriving infrastructure detailed slyly and deeply. 
Sly and deep, that's TOF alright.
Mission: Tomorrow, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Baen 978-1-4767-8094-8, $15, 336pp, trade paperback), November 2015


  1. I have a question which is rather off topic. I hope you don't mind. I apologise in advance.

    If Thomas Aquinas Ways are predicated upon understanding of motion of matter in our universe what can be used to respond to someone who says that while that is all fine we have no way of knowing if in another universe or prior to the Big Bang or perhaps (if we are simulations created by aliens) the alien universe is also such that Aquinas Five Ways would still make sense there?

    I hope you can answer this. Thank you.

    1. Ironically, the technical term for appealing to alternate universes or us being an alien simulation, is "Russell's Teapot".

      It originates as an argument against God.


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