Reviews from Gossett and Zeschuk

by Jamil Moledina on October 29, 2010

The Red Star image © Christian Gossett

With the site going live, we also are very proud to reveal two more advance reviews of the book. We started with positive feedback from some of most prominent voices in science fiction today, such as Jesse Alexander, writer and executive producer of the iconic shows Lost, Heroes, and Alias; John Gaeta, the revolutionary special effects supervisor on The Matrix films; renaissance man Mark Long, creator of the Shrapnel and Blacklight graphic novels and games; and most touchingly Nick Sagan, author of Idlewild, Edenborn, and Everfree.

One of the new visionaries we’re thrilled to include is the creator of The Red Star graphic novel series, Christian Gossett. His alternate history of a resurgent Soviet Union is an absolute must-read if you’re a fan of the powerful iconography of totalitarian Russia, as well as great, emotive science fiction. Here’s his comment on Tearing the Sky:

“When you read the first chapter of Tearing the Sky, you find yourself consumed; by the elegance of its settings, by the needs of its vividly identifiable characters, and by the wondrous belief that Jamil Moledina might just actually pull off a story that seems so impossibly grand in scope. When you read the last chapter, he has done so, and you find yourself in awe.”

Mass Effect 2 image © Electronic Arts

The other visionary is Greg Zeschuk, the co-founder of the world’s leading role playing game studio, BioWare. He is also the co-creative lead for RPGs at Electronic Arts, where we both work, and the co-executive producer of the stunning Mass Effect games. These titles are extraordinary, beautiful expressions of science fiction with review scores averaging 96% for Mass Effect 2. Here’s what Greg had to say about Tearing the Sky:

Tearing the Sky is a great read full of engaging characters, rollicking action, and more than a couple surprises, but where it really shines is in tackling deeper themes seldom approached in space operas. It’s a great balance of hard and soft sci-fi and a consummate page-turner to boot!  I highly recommend it.”

Christian and Greg, thank you for your support, we can hardly wait to share the book with everyone else!



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