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  • A tale of empire, indoctrination, and extravagant revenge, that begins on a world where men dedicate their lives to weaving excruciatingly complicated carpets out of their wives' hair

    Rosanna Mclaughlin, The White Review, Books of the Year
  • A novel of ideas that evokes complex emotions through the working out of an intricate and ultimately satisfying plot, with echoes of Gene Wolfe, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Isaac Asimov

    The New York Times Book Review
  • German SF has recently produced at least one new writer on the world stage: Andreas Eschbach

    The New York Review of Science Fiction
  • Eschbach is a novelist with vision, with compassion, and with a sense of tragedy, of character, of spectacle, and of human possibility, and also human inevitability ... An unforgettable, beautiful, perpetually entertaining novel

    Orson Scott Card
  • An outstanding work

    John Clute
  • A world-class SF voice

  • The Carpet Makers will blow you away ... clever, insightful, entertaining and satisfying

  • A magnum opus ... Even more astounding, it was Eschbach's debut


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