John Coulthart on the novel THE ZEN GUN, a book he’d previously avoided for pretty much exactly the same reasons I’ve avoided it. He notes, that, as ever, Bruce Sterling gives good quote that draws the eye:
Yet Bayley’s elemental energy, his mastery of the sense of wonder, cannot be denied. His work is the very antithesis of tired hackdom. To invent an entire self-consistent cosmology and physics for a $2.50 DAW paperback…is one of those noble acts of selfless altruism that keep SF alive.
Book designer WH Chong on covers for Le Guin, Asimov, Herbert