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Alan Campbell – King Of Adventure

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My review of Sea Of Ghosts by Alan Campbell is up now at Strange Horizons.

The book was selected for review by Brian O’Leary as a donor reward for contributing to last year’s Strange Horizon fund drive. I volunteered as I had been a fan of Campbell’s previous work. I’m very happy with the outcome – the pull quote for the review is “Alan Campbell might well be the best writer of adventure fiction in the UK at the moment” – and I hope Brian is too.

You might notice that the review is a little shorter than normal. This is because between reading and reviewing the novel, my son was born. This is awesome but it does mean my free time is a little squeezed. My reading rate has gone down to a book a month and my writing rate has dropped even further. I am planning to finish The Space Opera Renaissance this year though, honest.

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Written by Martin

28 August 2013 at 09:16

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  1. Congratulations mate. My reading and writing also dropped off with the birth of my two kids. But the time, somehow, does return.

    Ian MondI

    29 August 2013 at 03:16

  2. Good to hear! I have actually just finished another Strange Horizons review so I’m feeling pretty optimistic at the moment.

    Martin

    29 August 2013 at 10:06

  3. I have to admit, I was very pleased – not only that Strange Horizon reviewed that book but that they picked you to do so (or at least that you volunteered).

    I think this is Campbell’s strongest work so far – the Deepgate Codex lost me a little during Iron Angel but God of Clocks was an improvement. Sea of Ghosts felt like he had distilled what worked across all three of the Deepgate novels into one volume here.

    Brian

    29 August 2013 at 13:10


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