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Purgatory Mount Reviews

Purgatory Mount by Adam Roberts

Purgatory Mount

Adam Roberts

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1 review

Imprint: Gollancz
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 4 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9781473230941

The first new SF novel from leading author Adam Roberts in over three years, combining space opera with fast paced near-future thriller!

3 stars out of 5
Lisa Tuttle
12 Feb 2021

"Adam Roberts is one of the most intellectually daring British science fiction writers, trying something different in every book"

It’s a miserable, grimly compelling dystopia; the viewpoint characters are scarcely more than children, and their sufferings are almost too painful to read at times. When that narrative ends, we return to the demi-gods in their spaceship. From the title onwards there are hints that Purgatory Mount is a response to The Divine Comedy; in case readers miss it, Roberts spells out his meaning in an afterword. But what an author says he meant is not always borne out by the text, and I was left unconvinced.