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"Clarke, the author of a number of published stories and the novel The Expediter (DAW 1990), is a very amiable writer, with a nice ear for conversational speech, which makes his characters, whom we don't really know, seem quite real." - David Mead, New York Review of Science Fiction.
"Throw in some cyborgs, an artificial intelligence, alien creatures, and a few other plot twists and you have an exciting if sometimes a bit over the top adventure story" - Science Fiction Chronicle
"Fans of science fiction in general and those with a special interest in new world adventures will find Alphanuats a satisfying read." - The Bookwatch
"Brian Clarke is a master storyteller of considerable originality and ability who in "Alphanauts" takes his readers on a true and highly recommended science fiction epic from beginning to end." - Midwest Book Review
"This is a fairly straightforward adventure tale, a bit of a page turner that any fan of old fashioned Science Fiction should enjoy. Recommended." - Ronald Hore, cm magazine
"Clarke has written a page turner with scientist-heros as conflicted as any human but with practicality and compassion from the Golden Age of SF. An excellent read that I hope will encourage more books by this author." - Pam Allan, ConNotations
"This is a first-rate planetary colonization story with lots of science. Engineers and scientists will enjoy this book; so will everyone else who likes good, interesting writing." - Paul Lappen, Dead Trees Reviews
"...an insightful look at colonization and life on other planets--one I'd recommend to others." -Lisa Ramaglia, Scribes World
"This tale is reminiscent of Golden Age stories of interstellar exploration." - Cheryl, booksnbytes.com
J. Brian Clarke is best known for fourteen stories published by ANALOG magazine ... five were 'cover' stories ... and 'Dinoshift' was nominated for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Ameriica (SFWA) Nebula award. Clarke's stories have also appeared in GALAXY, EXPANSE and ON-SPEC. 'Earthgate' was the lead in Donald A. Wollheim's 1986 ANNUAL WORLD'S BEST SF. 'Testament of Geoffrey' appeared in the Russian publication INVENTOR AND INOVATOR.