Reviews

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

The Books

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

Space opera fans will be swept away by the poetic rhythm and subtle plot construction, and the open-ended conclusion will leave them clamoring for future Donovan buigh adventures.
-- Publisher's Weekly, on In the Lion's Mouth

Over and over again he expresses in beautiful prose the double meaning that the events the character is experiencing have. In a single sentence he can show how the action of an event can mean one thing when observed from the outside and the very opposite when observed from inside the character. Marvelous!
-- Steven R. Zeigman, on Up Jim River, on AMAZON

“Composed with structural brilliance, invested with authentic human feeling, and redolent not only of its SF precursors but of archetypal myths that echo timelessly through life and art, The January Dancer is a masterpiece.”
--Locus

Available in 2013:

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  The Firestar Series



Independent Novels


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19 comments:

  1. i just read finish to read on the razor edge i trully enjoyed congratulation from Mexico City

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  2. You are the first to check in!

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  3. Under a First Things post entitled "Pulpit Fiction" I put in a (much-deserved) plug for your splendid "Eifelheim": http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2013/07/18/pulpit-fiction/comment-page-1/#comment-108852

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  4. Years ago I found "The Wreck of the River of Stars" at the public library in on of Northern Ontario's frozen and isolated cities. It was an amazing read that stayed with me for years and I subsequently read all, and purchased several, of our novels. Good job and well done all around. I tell people who will listen that it's rare to read from a writer who successfully creates a unique voice and style in novels, more often it's the same voice or style with a different setting - let's just call you the Faulkner of S.F., shall we !? Really glad I was able to finally purchase a brand new copy of "The Wreck of the River of Stars" this year.

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    1. Thank you for your comments. The Wreck was critically praised, but commercially not too successful. :(

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    2. Ask people if they've ever been involved in an organization as it crumbles and fails and wondered why....if you want to learn how an organization stumbles into disaster, read The Wreck. It's easily the most relevant management book I've read over the years and thankfully it never treated me like I might not "get it".

      By the way, good on you for this section of your blog site and thanks for replying to my typo-ridden comment. It's generous of you to spend the time on this kind of thing.

      Best of luck on this new printing....I'm sure there will be many people, like me who wished they could find a copy. I've certainly been telling people about it.

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  5. After discovering your blog via Mark Shea's site, I picked up Eifelheim at a bookstore, and just finished it last night. I wanted to tell you that it was one of the most enjoyable novels I've read in many years! It can't have been easy to turn heavy doses of theoretical physics, scholastic philosophy, and medieval history into a thrilling story :) I intend to read many more of your books...Thanks very much for your writing, and warm wishes from a fellow Irish-American Catholic math nerd!

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    1. Danke sehr! Glad you liked it. Math nerds rule!

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  6. TOF, I am in the awkward position of wanting to purchase Up Jim River, but Amazon doesn't have the book new (at least, so far as it appears) and the vendor it suggests doesn't ship to where I am (Australia). Do you have any other sources that would ship to Australia? Thanks.

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    1. Have you tried getting in touch with Tor Books directly? What about Barnes and Noble? Do they have Australian outlets?

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  7. TOF, is there any chance your books will become available for the Kindle? Since my two-year-old son started mountaineering up my bookcases, my better half has forced me to use 21st C technology for my reading.

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    1. I'm pretty sure most of them are.

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    2. I must be looking in the wrong place then: your Amazon page only shows four titles under "Kindle edition" -- http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Flynn/e/B000APBAJA/ref=la_B000APBAJA_rf_p_n_feature_browse-b_2?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_82%3AB000APBAJA%2Cp_n_feature_browse-bin%3A618073011&bbn=283155&ie=UTF8&qid=1390106858&rnid=618072011

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  8. Last of your I read was "The Wreck of the River of Stars". A gem, but bittersweet, and thus unusually insightful.

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  9. What about "Nanotech Chronicles"? I thought it was yours?

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    1. I don't think you can find it anywhere any more. Perhaps I should put up the cover for completeness?

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  10. There are a handful of books I've read at least three times...Ender's Game, Dune, the Bible, Lord of the Rings, W├╝thering Heights...and the Spiral Arm Series (with the exception of the last book...only twice for that). Starting the series again and it's still better each time. These books are sorely under appreciated.

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    1. I'm flattered. I should get on the stick on the new stuff.

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