of the best collections of the year."
"These well-crafted stories,
full of elegantly drawn characters, deliver a powerful emotional punch."
-- Publishers Weekly
"Kessel is a deft stylist
and a master of all his tools, whose range is nearly limitless."
-- -- SciFi.com
"John Kessel's writing exists
at the edge of things, in the dark corner where the fiction section
abuts the science-fiction shelves, in the hyphen where magic meets
realism. Reading Kessel's wonderful fabulations is like staying out
too late partying and seeing strange angels while stumbling home in
the dawn's first light. This is one of those too rare short story
collections that you can recommend with confidence to both the literary
snob and the hard-core computer geek."
-- Rich Rennicks, Malaprop's Bookstore, Asheville, NC