Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Falling grade

Just read a great review of Fall From Earth by Jonathan Crowe, who calls it "a fast-paced, ambitious novel with a rich background and some serious and effective world-building, along with a cast of vibrant characters." On the more critical side, he feels that it should have been longer, and he may be right -- but I think even its current scale was a challenge for me when I wrote it (as I mentioned in correspondence with him, I think the cuts that were done in the editing process made it a stronger book.) Still, one of these years I may tackle it again and do a longer version -- not a director's cut so much as a "better writer's cut."

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