Allen Steele
Arkwright Cover



The novel - or series of interconnected novellas - is a love letter to the Science fiction genre, its authors and its fans.

It follows quite a few generations of the Arkwright family, starting with its progenitor - a golden age sf author - up to a couple of cousins that do not even belong to the same species.

It reminds me of some golden age novels full of optimism, and the novel is not at all ashamed to show its roots - a rather nice touch was at the end of the novel, when the long-dead Nathan Arkwright makes a distinctly Hari Seldon-esque appearance.