In this edition of Short Fiction Watch, we wanted to draw your attention to Ian MacLeod‘s excellent new novella NEW LIGHT ON THE DRAKE EQUATION, which is exclusive to the Print and eBook edition of the November issue of Lightspeed Magazine, along with an exclusive Author Spotlight as well.
The novella is ‘inspired by a man’s journey as he searches for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence’, and can also be found in the SNODGRASS AND OTHER ILLUSIONS collection, which is published by Open Road Media.
Here’s a short selection of reviews MacLeod’s fiction has received…
‘A serious, thoughtful work of futuristic fiction, this haunting novel is a bridge between Huxley’s Brave New World and Frank Herbert’s Dune.’ — Publishers Weekly on THE GREAT WHEEL
‘MacLeod, a seasoned, gritty writer with a great depth of knowledge and understanding, who could teach us all a thing or two about writing a damn good tale… characters are well developed and interesting and, more importantly, highly believable and real. To me it was JG Ballard meets Robert Fripp. Intelligent and yet not pretentious, well written… It is a plot that is like a journey on British Rail – fraught with perils and dangers, but eventually getting you there… A monumental work of science fiction far superior to Asimov.’ — Guardian on THE HOUSE OF STORMS
‘MacLeod’s stately, magisterial grace and richly textured prose may prove too much for readers looking for a quick fix, but the patient will be rewarded.’ — Publishers Weekly on JOURNEYS
Ian MacLeod is the critically-acclaimed author of, among others, WAKE UP AND DREAM, THE LIGHT AGES, THE SUMMER ISLES and SONG OF TIME.