To remind myself that there is life outside of new-book promotion -- and to save my sanity -- I took a break last weekend in downtown DC. The highlight of that break was a visit to the National Building Museum.
|The Pension Building|
|The Pension Building|
|The serial edition|
|The Hugo-centric edition|
"Edward M. Lerner’s InterstellarNet: Enigma is an engaging, intellectually stimulating science fiction novel spanning cosmic time that tackles a puzzle fundamental to the series. Science and logic dominate the narrative in a way they do all too rarely in the field these days. Chock full of aliens, spaceships, killer robots, artificial intelligences, InterstellarNet: Enigma does not shy away from action when the story calls for it, representing a satisfying balance of thought and deed. This is quality science fiction."
-- Mike Brotherton, author of Star Dragon
|Wyoming Infrared Observatory|
“When people talk about good hard SF -- rigorously extrapolated but still imbued with the classic sense-of-wonder -- they mean the work of Edward M. Lerner, the current master of the craft. InterstellarNet: Enigma is Lerner’s latest gem, and it’s up to his usual excellent standards; a winner all around.”
-- Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Red Planet Blues
You know how bunches of SF, like Star Trek, has bunches of alien civilizations that conveniently reside near one another (and to humans)? And how those civilizations often have similar enough tech to make their conflicts a fair (read: plot-worthy) fight? After the Great Silence of fifty years of SETI, how can one explain such scenarios except as authorial convenience/contrivance?
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The name of the game is B’tok. It’s how the alien Snakes learn military strategy. B’tok is to chess as chess is to rock-paper-scissors. You do not want to tick off Snakes -- especially when aggrieved Snakes may be the least of your worries. This thrilling adventures moves the story of the InterstellarNet forward as only Edward M. Lerner could do it.
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As in ... I did not see this coming. A bit over a month ago, I was delighted to discover (see A(n inter)stellar start to the day ) that m...