May 112016

Cover for Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer. A flying car in the foreground heads towards a glittering city on a massive cliffside, the orange and pink sunset glowing in the background.NPR: The world Palmer creates is extraordinarily intricate, with forces and organizations forming a delicate web of tenuous coexistence. It’s a thrilling feat of speculative worldbuilding, on par with those of masters like Gene Wolfe and Neal Stephenson. […] The next book, Seven Surrenders, is due in December. That may be just enough to fully savor and digest this first installment, a novel that’s one of the most maddening, majestic, ambitious novels — in any genre — in recent years.

Read Jason Heller’s full review of Too Like the Lightning at NPR.