ECHO CITY – random extract

February 15th, 2010 • Posted in Random Stuff |

I’m just finishing up revisions on my forthcoming fantasy novel ECHO CITY, which will be published by Bantam Spectra in the US and Orbit in the UK.  I thought it’d be fun to post a few random extracts over the next day or two, until the revisions are finished, just to whet your appetite.

Here’s the book’s opening quotation:

“In conclusion, my despair: the concept that Echo City could be all there is; the thought that we are alone; the conceit that humanity rose from one man, expanding into one place, shunning the beyond though dangerous it must be.  This is abhorrent to me.  It denies our nature, which has been proven again and again to be exultant and brave.  It disregards the very idea of our progress as a race, and the ultimate triumph which must come.  But such ignorance is clasped to the heart of those who claim rule over us.  And though I see glory in our future, before glory, I see pain.”

Benjermen Daxia, Truth—An Exhortation to Revolt

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