• "Extraordinary. Entertainment of a very high order… One of the best books of the year"

  • "Dazzling... A cerebral thriller that's both intellectually engaging and emotionally compelling. A lively tour de force"

    New York Times
  • "Powers...can nail emotional complexities with precision, while using his characters to explore how emerging technologies might shape our lives"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "It’s not possible for Powers to write an uninteresting book... If Powers were an American writer of the nineteenth century, which writer would he be? He’d probably be the Herman Melville of Moby-Dick. His picture is that big"

    Margaret Atwood, New York Review of Books
  • "An extraordinary and brilliant novel of ideas"

    Time Out