Tag Archives: The Apocalypse Ocean

15 Apr

I’m answering questions today about The Apocalypse Ocean at iO9

Read the book? Curious about it? Questions about crowd funding? Want to ask me questions about The Apocalypse Ocean? You’re in luck, all day today iO9 is taking questions about The Apocalypse Ocean which I will answer from 2-3pm Pacific Standard (5-6pm Eastern, if I have the time zone figured out just right).

Come poke me with a digital stick and see what happens!

addendum: Postponed until tomorrow due to the day’s horrible events. Thoughts to everyone in Boston, today.

17 Jan

Nice review of The Apocalypse Ocean

Over at BN Review, Paul Di Filippo looks at The Apocalypse Ocean… and likes what he sees:

The Apocalypse Ocean, I’m happy to say, starts off at a gallop, never slows down, and is completely up to the high caliber of its predecessors: a big, thought-provoking entertainment. It conducts a localized adventure with zip and zest, while also opening up the Xenowealth universe to larger consequences. Its appearance is a vindication of all of the faith of Buckell’s fans, and the author’s own determination.

I also liked this bit:

Buckell’s short, punchy chapters conspire with his fluid prose and deftly intruded speculative conceits to create a state-of-the-art SF narrative. He devotes equal amounts of time to the complicated human dynamics among his variously psychically damaged protagonists (the back-story detour for Kay is very well done), and to the kind of near-Singularity events (think Stephen Baxter or Greg Egan) beyond their immediate ken, but so dangerously relevant. Harking back to such illustrious predecessors as Jack Vance (The Dragon Masters) and Karl Schroeder (Ventus), Buckell builds both a microcosmically grounded planetary romance and a macrocosmically lofty galactic milieu.