Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Vandana Singh's Distances Reviewed in Locus
The March issue of Locus carries the first review we've seen of Vandana Singh's Distances. This is by Rich Horton, and here's a chunk of it:
...a long novella mixing mathematics, gender issues, and an exotic look at human colonization of the galaxy. Echoing Le Guin to some extent, Singh follows Anasuya, who has a visceral ability to understand mathematics, as she helps visitors from a distant planet.... It's a complex setup, hinting at quite a fascinating galactic backstory. Nice work from a writer who seem ready to emerge with something really amazing.
Horton, by the way, puts Distances on his monthly list of recommended stories.