Friday, September 05, 2008

Publishers Weekly Thumbs Up on Sunborn

Actually, I haven't seen the full review myself. Didn't even know there was a Publishers Weekly review until I stumbled across a post about it on Here's the excerpt someone put there:

"The long-anticipated fourth entry in Carver's Chaos Chronicles (after 1996's The Infinite Sea) is space opera at its most agreeably and classically science fictional. . . .With such a large cast and a parallel plot involving a threat to Earth itself, character development is necessarily sketched broadly. Some may find the narrative overly stage-managed, but Carver skillfully rotates viewpoints and weaves the choreography directly into the plot. This installment is a cut above the earlier books and will be entirely accessible to any reader who appreciates high-powered stellar and n-dimensional physics blended with old-school space-faring."

Or maybe that is the full review. I don't get PW, so I guess I'll find out when someone tells me. I tried to scope it out online, but couldn't get to it.

But I can live with what we've got right here!

P.S. Over a thousand downloads of Strange Attractors in one day! I think I only posted here and on the above forum, but word virused out with amazing speed. Rob Sawyer posted a very nice notice on his blog. Don't know where he first saw it, but thanks, Rob!

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At 7:47 AM, OpenID Scott Marlowe said...

Here's my post to help keep things going:

At 8:24 AM, Blogger John Joseph Adams said...

Looks like that is the whole review. It's online here:

At 11:32 AM, Blogger DMcCunney said...

What are the current stats on downloads by format? I'm interested if the PDF heavy original skew has broadened significantly as the other formats got added.

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Charlza said...

wow, big congrats on the review and the download numbers!

At 12:46 AM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

Thanks, everyone. Scott, I appreciate your post. Dennis, I'll probably post some updated stats soon, but the short version is that while the gap between PDF and other formats maybe closes a little over time, PDF remains by far the most popular download--especially if you add the two different PDFs I've posted. (One looks better on a desktop display; the other is tagged to make the text reflow properly to a small screen.) But even if you treat those as two different formats, they are the two leading choices.


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