Above all, it is world-building of the highest and grandest order, on a scale rarely seen in science fiction since the great works of Olaf Stapledon. A wondrously complex novel. The philadelphia Inquirer“Few novels have ever had a broader scope. The denver post“A wonderfully realized, richly-detailed and cohesive novel.
A RADIX Tetrad Novel - The Last Legends of Earth - Peoplethe last legends of earth is a magnificent, visionary epic of the far future by one of the 21st century's most exciting creators of imaginative fiction. Seven billion years from now, long after the Sun has died and human life itself has become extinct, alien beings reincarnate humanity from our fossilized DNA drifting as debris in the void of deep space.
Neither must you expect it to guide you or benefit you in any way. Yet humans choose sides, as humans will, participating in the titanic struggle between Rimstalker and zōtl in ways strange and momentous. The reborn children of earth are told: "You owe no debt to the being that roused you to this second life.
Arc of the Dream - A RADIX Tetrad NovelPhoenix Pick - Another mind-bending work from the critically acclaimed author of Radix. Arc of the dream melds physics and metaphysics, adventure and speculation, intellectual entertainment and deeply felt emotion. A step forward for a major writer. Norman Spinrad“A. Attanasio’s arc of the dream is a kaleidoscopic adventure, a potent piece of storytelling pulsing with menace, yet thoughtfully and gracefully rendered.
Roger Zelazny. Its monumental struggle will touch a few select individuals on Earth—and in doing so, change their lives forever. The arc may also be the last hope for humanity’s survival. The arc—earth’s last hope?the arc, trapped within a continuum too small, a being of immense power, fights for its freedom.
A RADIX Tetrad Novel - In Other WorldsPhoenix Pick - www.PhoenixPick.com - Can he meet the harsh demands of his task before the zōtl find him and begin ravishing the Earth? *** “Richly imagined and crafted. A compelling and often brilliant novel”—publishers Weekly *** "A dimension-spanning adventure that combines elements of hard science, classic SF plotting, and derring-do with a timeless love story.
The houston Post ***. But it is cut brutally short when Evoë is captured by the zōtl, a spidery intelligence who hunt the Foke and eat them in an excrutiating fashion. There, carl discovers the Foke, nomadic humans who travel among the floating islands of the Werld. In order to save her life, carl must return to earth—130 billion years earlier—where he is shocked to discover that the Earth he’s come back to is not the one he left.
A RADIX Tetrad Novel - In Other Worlds - Among them he finds the beautiful Evoë, and their life together is blissful in this kingdom that knows no aging or disease. He is reborn in time’s last world, the strangest of all-the Werld. Then, 130 billion years later, when all of spacetime is collapsing into the vast nothingness of the cosmic black hole, Carl Schirmer is remade from the remnants of his light.
Brilliant. Exuberantly entertaining”—library Journal *** One star-chained evening in a Manhattan bathroom, Carl Schirmer spontaneously transforms into light.
A Radix Tetrad Novel - RADIXPhoenix Pick www.PhoenixPick.com - A. Set thirteen centuries in the future, A. Attanasio meticulously creates a brilliantly realized Earth, rich in detail and filled with beings brought to life with intense energy. In this strange and beautiful world, Sumner Kagan will change from an adolescent outcast to a warrior with god-like powers and in the process take us on an epic and transcendent journey.
An instant classic. Washington post * “radix is sheer pleasure to read: brimming with living characters, splendid adventures. It is an exhilarating novel. Minneapolis tribune * “attanasio invents language, customs, hardware, small animals, history, and more good supporting characters than most writers can get into five books.
A Radix Tetrad Novel - RADIX - Newsday * “here stands a high talent; a truly amazing, original, towering talent. L. A. Interior illustrations by james o’barr * cover art by john bergin * nebula award nominee *** new corrected february, 2011A young man's odyssey of self discovery in a world eerily alien, yet hauntingly familiar. Times * “alive with enough zest and daring to rise above the sf/fantasy run-of-the-mill”—Kirkus Reviews.
The Dark Shore The Dominions of Irth Book 1A. A. Attanasio - Until now. Hu’dre vra, plummeted into the abyss, formerly an abject scavenger who found a magical sword but failed to use it wisely, only to return from the Dark Shore with an awesome new power: black magic. The mysterious, among whom is her family’s ancient sorcerer, inventive thief Ripcat and his crafty partner Dogbrick form an uneasy and dangerous alliance with the brave young noblewoman Jyoti and her small band of comrades, Caval.
. At the head of an army of cacodemons impervious to Irth’s enchantments, Hu’dre Vra the Dark Lord wreaks a terrible vengeance upon the world that exiled him. But there is resistance to the Dark Lord’s rule of terror. There, the outcasts fall into the cold world of the Dark Shore—onto Earth—whence no one has ever returned.
Here is an epic fantasy from the dawn of Creation, from the first worlds, the Bright Worlds. Together, they all must pit their courage, their wits and their lives against the brutal minions of the Dark Shore. The nobility, dwell in floating cities that drift above their realms, possessors of most of this mystic energy, plotting against each other for domination.
The Dark Shore The Dominions of Irth Book 1 - The nobility cast into the abyss those who fail in their attempts to hold or usurp power. Among them is Irth. And upon irth, in a realm of wizards, destiny casts shadows into the Gulf and onto the Dark Shore, and magic, witch queens, a universe of blacker magic and deeper mysteries—the greatest of which is Earth.
The Shadow Eater The Dominions of Irth Book 2A. A. Attanasio - And so he must dare anything to succeed, even trespass a realm of terrible darkness, pain and dread sorcery—Earth. The lady of the garden, one of the godlike Nameless Ones, has used her magic to dream into existence the worlds of the Bright Shore. If he fails, all creation will dissolve. But now her unborn child lies motionless in her womb.
A gnome wanders among strange worlds of immeasurable beauty and terror on a quest for magic to restore the health of a goddess. In order to save the lady of the garden's baby, an old gnome travels through the many worlds in search of the creature of darkness whose presence threatens the dream of creation.
The Shadow Eater The Dominions of Irth Book 2 - If she cannot locate and expel this shadow thing, she will waken the child's stern father, and he will dissolve the dream—and the Bright Shore will vanish. An intruder from the dark Shore, the malevolent shadow of her dream, threatens the life of her unborn.
Octoberland The Dominions of Irth Book 3A. A. Attanasio - Evil threatens two worlds—Irth and Earth—in the stunning climax of The Dominions of Irth. But nox’s reckless search for eternal youth has opened the gate to—Irth. Automatic weapons challenge talismanic magic and the amulet power of Charm. The sorcerer staves off death by leaching years from his followers’ blood.
From this alien world of wizards, goblins invade earth! meanwhile, and blacker magic yet, witch queens, on Irth darkness lurks at the heart of a city rebuilt from ashes—as a weak-minded ruler and his renegade witch wife hoard technological trinkets from the Dark Shore … from Earth. One of the most inventive imaginary world settings.
Octoberland The Dominions of Irth Book 3 - Orlando sentinel“altogether remarkable … innovative, intricate, 000-year-old leader, weaves ancient black magic to preserve the life of its 7, Octoberland, intriguing and accomplished!” —Kirkus Reviews“Saturated with visceral and emotional impact … an absorbing read!” —SFX Magazine“Superbly imagined and executed dark fantasy” —Darlington Northern Echo“Compelling!” —BookshelfA Manhattan coven, Nox.
CenturiesPhoenix Pick - Genetic manipulation and artificial intelligence shape an astounding destiny for our species. With these wondrous changes come unexpected new truths of heart and mind that challenge the very definition of human—and that threaten not only our existence but the universe itself as our surprising powers—both miraculous and monstrous—evolve through the centuries.
One of the most magnificently baroque science fiction stylists of his generation, Attanasio writes books that combine robust adventures old as humanity with metaphysical, hallucinogenic mindtrips. The ultimate encyclopedia of science FictionAnother mind-bending science fiction epic from a true visionary, Centuries explores a barely recognizable future where humans control their own evolution.
The Hidden ShipAvenstar Productions - But not Captain Brian Polk. The aliens now walk brazenly among humans—their reptilian eyes always watchful, always scrutinizing. He might even be able to pull off the impossible—that or he'll die trying. . Government centers and law enforcement resources were next. Finally, the aliens eliminated humanity’s means to electronically communicate with each other.
The earupitan’s technology and weaponry was so remarkable, so advanced, humanity never really had a chance. It was an interstellar invasion—the beginning of the end of known civilization. Sleep is over-rated. Don priorbrian polk had been stateside for barely a year after leaving the Air Force when the unthinkable happened.
The Hidden Ship - First, military installations and the largest cities across the globe were turned to rubble. He’s far more interested in taking back a little of what was stolen. When he acquires some of the alien technology, he finally has hope of making some small difference. And then there are those who have befriended the enemy.
Holy cow, what a fun read! I devoured The Hidden Ship in one night. Humanity now lives in fear—freedom is a thing of the past.
The Serpent and the Grail The Perilous Order of Camelot Book 4A. A. Attanasio - To find the grail, ygrane, must strike a dark bargain with Bright Night, Arthor's mother, elf-prince of the "pale people, " in the hollow hills. The narrator is rna, a clan woman 90, 000-years-old. The grail, the chalice of the Last Supper and the magical shield of Britain, has been stolen. Without the grail's protection, Britain lies parched and barren, a demon-haunted landscape.
But it is arthor who must confront the Serpent, sword in hand, to fulfill the ancient blood rite of kings—and transform himself to King Arthur. The place is Roman Britain, A. D. She is eldest of the Nine Queens of Avalon. Merlin alone can show the way. 491 on an alternate earth, where camelot is a monumental quantum gate to other worlds—The boy-king Arthor has beaten back the berserker wolf warriors of the Saxon god, uniting his island kingdom—but at terrible cost.
The Dragon and the Unicorn The Perilous Order of Camelot Book 1A. A. Attanasio - Here is magic. Led by a unicorn and hunted by a dragon huge as the planet, Myrddin becomes Merlinus on his quest for the queen’s mate among her remorseless enemies, the Romans. There has been nothing else quite like it. The year’s best fantasy and horror“an unconventional new version of the Camelot story … original!” Kirkus ReviewsA dragon’s dreamsong, a hunt for the unicorn’s horn, and the ceaseless wars of angels and demons begin this bold retelling of the Arthurian cycle.
And dark romance. By far the most lyrically written of the recent Arthurian books. The druid-queen he serves calls him Myrddin and sends him to find her true love—to fulfill for her people an ancient prophecy at the frontier of life and death. Here is merlin’s most dangerous sorcery: the supernatural love story of Uther Pendragon and Ygrane queen of the Celts.
The Dragon and the Unicorn The Perilous Order of Camelot Book 1 - Old as the big bang, the demon Lailoken assumes human form in Roman Britain as Celts battle Saxons for mastery. Rich thematically as well, learning and redemption as Ygrane, Uther, Morgeu the Fey, death, the story presents inevitable cycles of pain, and Merlin … fight for the soul of their land. Publishers weekly“attanasio mixes Arthurian lore with Norse gods, modern physics and sundry faerie creatures in this literary, passionate novel.
And finally as merlin, he matches wits with gods and elves to unite Celtic queen and Roman warlord and weave the destiny of the most famous king.