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When Gravity Fails


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A winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, George Alec Effinger was the author of What Entropy Means to Me and Schrodinger's Kitten. He died in 2002.


"Like a dive into the eye of a storm." --The Washington Post Book World on When Gravity Fails "Fast, cool, clever, beautifully written, absolutely authoritative. A kind of cyberpunk Raymond Chandler book with dashes of Roger Zelazny, Ian Fleming, and Scheherezade--but altogether original." --Robert Silverberg on When Gravity Fails "Ingenious, layered, sophisticated, and consistently bloodcurdling, When Gravity Fails kept me awake long after I had finished reading it." --Spider Robinson "Great entertainment...Places Effinger in the company of writers like Gibson." --Fantasy Review on When Gravity Fails "Superior science fiction . . . among the best I've come across." --The Denver Post on When Gravity Fails "A brilliantly written, knife-edged futuristic detective story . . . destined to be the year's most intense and emotionally involving SF work." --Houston Post on When Gravity Fails "Wry and black and savage... there's a knife behind every smile." --George R. R. Martin on When Gravity Fails "Muscular, convincing, yet continuously surprising." --Richard A. Lupoff on When Gravity Fails "One of the best cyberpunk novels I've read . . . Effinger's prose is terse, direct, vivid and often laced with an enchanting sense of humor . . . this is only part of the book's delightful texture . . . gives you a real sense of what it's like to be an old-fashioned gumshoe in the seedy backreaches of a futuristic arab nation." --The Providence Sunday Journal on When Gravity Fails "Wry, inventive, nearly hallucinatory . . . a well-written, baroque riff on the time-honored themes of Raymond Chandler." --Publisher's Weekly on When Gravity Fails "This is the fourth or fifth time I've been asked to give a public comment on an Effinger book; and each time I've done it; and each time I've said you people are cheating yourselves if you don't forego food and rent to pick up on Effinger's work. Now, *this* time, will you for pete's sake listen to me and buy When Gravity Fails? It's as crazy as a spider on ice skates, plain old terrific; and if you don't pay attention I'll have to get tough with you! We have your childen and your dog. Buy, read and marvel...or else." --Harlan Ellison on When Gravity Fails

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