Electric Review

Culture & Criticism Since 2003

August 2015

DARK ORBIT. Carolyn Ives Gilman. TOR.

Dark Orbit

Cover art courtesy of Tor.

Carolyn Ives Gilman’s Dark Orbit will be like presents under the tree on Christmas day for Sci-Fi fans across the globe. In this dark and provocative novel, the Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Gilman links imagination with history to create one of the most interesting fantasy books of the year. In Dark Orbit, scientists come to explore the cinematic boundaries of a crystalline planet that is supposedly uninhabited. But it’s not. When the crew starts to fall prey to the blind species that owns the planet, the story takes hold of the consciousness with a sharp and feverish intensity.  Smart and imaginative, Dark Orbit has just raised the bar for the Sci-Fi genre. After digesting this novel, readers are likely to demand much more from writers of the fantasy form.

Also In Nonfiction This August

THE END OF ABSENCE. Michael Harris. Current/Penguin. Now in Paperback.

See John Aiello’s review here.


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This entry was posted on July 31, 2015 by in 2015, 2015, August 2015, Snapshots On Fiction and tagged , , , .
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