Compass Reach Paperback – Dec 7 2004
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"Compass Reach is a rousing, inventive, far-future adventure by one of the most distinctive new voices in the field." -- Jack McDevitt
"Mark Tiedemann is a fine writer; this novel proves that he's of the best new SF authors on the scene." -- Allan Steele
"Mark Tiedemann writes with an engaging energy, gritty realism, and a genuine concern for his characters. -- Jeffrey Carver
About the Author
The year Mark Tiedemann was born, the Dow Jones finally broke its previous high from 1929 by closing at 404, "The Day The Earth Stood Still" premiered, and Isaac Asimov published his "Caves of Steel", all of which bode weird for a strange life. After that, events took several turns for the unexpected.
Mark has been publishing science fiction and fantasy stories since 1990, a couple of years after attending Clarion with instructors like Tim Powers and Samuel R. Delany. His short story "Psych," was included in the 12th Annual "Year's Best Fantasy & Horror", and in the last couple of years his has published a few novels--Mirage and Chimera in the Asimov's Robot Mystery series, Compass Reach, volume one of the Secantis Sequence, and stand-alone Realtime. He has several more novels coming out, especially Metal of Night, volume two of the Secantis Sequence, from Meisha Merlin.
All these novels have made him a happy writer, which is a Very Good Thing.
Top Customer Reviews
"He's very visual, too. From the tortured landscape of the opening chapter to the startling evocation of Earth at the end, the world of COMPASS REACH is vivid and rich, equal to the intellectual and emotional explorations of the book--which are all multifaceted and fascinating. He addresses questions I've always wondered about when reading or watching traditional science fiction. Questions like, What would life be like for the people on the bottom of the economic pyramid in an interstellar culture? How would "wealth" be determined in such a system? How would interactions with alien civilizations change the way we see ourselves? What are the ramifications of--?
"Well, you get the idea. This novel is a sleeper. I hear it is on the preliminary ballot for the Nebula Award. I hope it wins!Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
The first thing I have to say about Tiedemann's work is that once I begin one of his stories I don't want to put it down. Read morePublished on March 1 2003
I'm an optimist. Even at forty-eight years of age, I haven't been able to shed that outlook, which others might see as a character flaw. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2001 by Jim Fournier
The inside title page says Volume One of the Secantis Sequence. If this is the opening foray into this universe, I can't wait for what's to come! Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2001