• "'Compulsive reading and may be the year's best science fiction novel'"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "'Brilliant first novel about the discovery of extraterrestrial life...Shades of Wells, Ursula Le Guin and Arthur C. Clarke, with just a dash of Edgar Rice Burroughs - and yet strikingly original'"

    Kirkus Reviews
  • "'One of the years's most powerful and disturbing books'"

    The Times