It’s nearing the end of the year, and the best-of lists are coming out in full force. It’s really amazing and humbling to find The Daedalus Incident listed on some of them.
BuzzFeed’s Sean McCarrick named Daedalus one of the greatest science fiction novels of the year. He writes:
Why it made the list: 18th century airships that can fly through space, Mars mining stations and a book that can write itself. Martinez take the kitchen sink of both science fiction and fantasy and throws it ALL into his novel with great success. Genre bending often come at great peril, but Martinez pulls it off with an assurance that makes all the pieces slot together perfectly.
Read if you like: flying the Final Fantasy airship, Horatio Hornblower or Patrick O’Brian, mining Mars for all its sweet, sweet minerals.
The list includes some truly talented authors, including Ann Leckie, James S.A. Corey, Ian Tregillis, Margaret Atwood and Lois McMaster Bujold. Fun fact: I helped Lois renew her SFWA membership while I was manning the SFWA booth at WorldCon. Lovely person. Fantastic author.
Thanks, Sean, for adding me to such a fine list! Makes those final edits on The Enceladus Crisis go down a lot easier. And while you’re waiting for the Daedalus sequel this spring, don’t forget to check out The Gravity of the Affair, now out in ebook!