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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-03-15 17:56
Subject: Kirkus reviews Mainspring
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Thanks to the good offices of a friend, I've now seen the Kirkus review of Mainspring Powell's | Amazon ]. No link yet, but I'll quote the conclusion here:

Despite some good elements-intriguing alternate history, solid characters, briskly moving plot-God created everything in Lake's meticulous scenario, and events are explicable only in terms of Him. Precious little room, then, for mystery, suspense, a sense of wonder or even suspension of disbelief.

Yeow. At least they spelled my name right.
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Laura Anne Gilman
User: suricattus
Date: 2007-03-16 01:49 (UTC)
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"Intriguing alternate history (with) solid characters, briskly-moving plot." -- Kirkus.

tah-dah! :-)
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Keith R.A. DeCandido: writing
User: kradical
Date: 2007-03-16 02:35 (UTC)
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By Kirkus standards, that's a rave.....
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Richard Parks
User: ogre_san
Date: 2007-03-16 02:42 (UTC)
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Kirkus is known for their snarkiness.
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User: blzblack
Date: 2007-03-16 03:16 (UTC)
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This doesn't make sense. How does the conclusion (the last sentence) follow? Unless there's a typo, I'm not even sure what the first sentence is trying to say.

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User: tim_pratt
Date: 2007-03-16 05:26 (UTC)
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Getting your balls busted by Kirkus is, like, a crucial part of the novelist hazing process.
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2007-03-16 05:27 (UTC)
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Actually it's true: If Kirkus hates your book, it's a pretty good sign. But I don't see all that much hate here, and others have it right: there's plenty there to quote that's positive.
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