26 April, 2009

Nice review of 'Night'

Yay! James Trimarco over at Strange Horizons gives 'Night of the Firstlings' some attention...
Margo Lanagan's "Night of the Firstlings" is an eerie retelling of the biblical curses of Egypt, and offers this collection's most supple and inventive language. Like Ted Chiang, Lanagan is astute at applying logic to fantastic situations. She renders the Jewish exodus through the parted seas in graphic detail, showing us a realistic sea floor complete with soggy chasms and scurrying clamlike creatures, bringing new clarity to the old yarn.
...in a thoroughgoing if not wildly enthusiastic review of Eclipse Two.


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