• "Spectacular... Powers loves placing brilliant characters inside a fluorescent incubator, then watching ideas hatch on the page... Riveting"

    New York Times Book Review
  • "Richard Powers is one of the few writers who has taken on the challenge of Thomas Pynchon, creating a complex, unsentimental and simultaneously deeply moving world"

  • "There's no other way to say it: Richard Powers is a genius"

    Time Out
  • "One of the finest efforts from the massively gifted Powers, who again probes the fluid buffer between science and the imagination"

    Kirkus Reviews
  • "Superb...powers' seventh and perhaps greatest of the most astonishing feats I've ever seen in literature."

    Washington Post