So it’s been a busy week here, what with the whole Skyhorse/Night Shade thing finally settling down. But there’s a book out there, and people are reading and reviewing it. Lost in the shuffle earlier this week was Stefan Raets’ great review of The Daedalus Incident on Tor.com. In part:
This is a fast-paced and smooth read from the very beginning, and towards the end Martinez builds up the suspense and urgency like a pro…. The Daedalus Incident is a true genre-bender. It mixes alchemy, quantum physics, and historical figures in ways you haven’t seen before. I’m not saying which historical figures, by the way, because discovering that is part of the fun, but let’s just say that some of them open the door for some potentially fascinating sequels. The Daedalus Incident isn’t perfect, but it’s adventurous, original, and a blast to read.
Perfect is a pretty high bar, so I’ll take it.
Stefan’s review is very fair, nuanced and extraordinarily well informed by his knowledge of the genre. Yes, he liked the book, but even if he didn’t, I’d still have to respect the work he put in. (They don’t do a rating system on Tor, but Stefan gave The Daedalus Incident four out of five stars on Goodreads, for those who prefer their reviews numerically calibrated.)
To say I’ve been pleased with the reviews Daedalus has garnered is an epic understatement; I’m freakin’ thrilled. And now that the dust has settled and Skyhorse is in the driver’s seat, we should have smooth sailing toward a summer launch. I’ll provide more details on an exact date when I get them, but until then, feel free to click on the pre-order links on the right-hand side of this page, or click here and scroll to the bottom for a more exhaustive list of pre-order sites.