Praise for the author's first novel:
"Surely the most promising debut of the year."
"Skillfully persuades readers to suspend disbelief."
Welcome to the World of R. Garcia y Robertson * where Gypsies who time-travel across the centuries make a disastrous detour into Hitler's Third Reich * where hoodoo-spawned phantoms stalk the streets of Old San Francisco * where a warrior-maiden in ancient Greece must slay a man-eating lion or witness the destruction of her tribe * where a stranded tourist on the surface of the moon plays for high stakes in a virtual-reality casino game
American science fiction originated in the early decades of this century as unabashed escapist entertainment: tales of high adventure in exotic interplanetary romances that spanned the known universe and beyond. In recent years, such blockbuster films as Star Wars and Independence Day have produced a massive revival of interest in SF/fantasy adventure fiction, and no one has better captured this exhilarating sense of wonder from SF's Golden Age than R. Garcia y Robertson.
A professional historian, Garcia y Robertson brings sold academic credentials to his re-creation of settings, both historical and extraterrestrial, and then unleashes a wondrous storyteller's imagination that transports his readers from gripping fantasies of the chronicled past to rollicking futuristic escapades on other planets.
The Moon Maid and Other Fantastic Adventures contains all the pyrotechnical derring-do and madcap shenanigans of the good old days, albeit with the elegance and intelligence that one expects from modern imaginative fiction.
Cover art by Ron Walotsky.
Cloth, ISBN 09655901-8-6
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