Romance on Four Worlds (Paperback)

A Casanova Quartet

By Tom Purdom

Fantastic Books, 9781627556354, 150pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 2015

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Paperback (8/17/2018)

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Description

..".delightful... a surprising amount of depth and sympathy... These deeply human post-human romances exemplify a new and exciting way of combining romance and SF, and they are a pleasure from beginning to end." --Publishers Weekly starred review "This whole moderately transhuman milieu of the initial adventure... llustrates Purdom's ability and desire to write the best postmodern SF that he can.... it's not any off-the-shelf inhabited Solar System scenario, but a clever fleshing out of trends visible in our present day.... Purdom succeeds in fashioning some farcical yet genuinely speculative and authentic romps along themes that are noticeably and regrettably absent from so much SF." --Paul Di Filippo, Locus "One can't help but fall for the charm of Joseph Louis Baske.... I got increasingly excited by Baske's adventures as I went through, and I particularly enjoyed a subtle mellowing-out of the writing in the later stories, a humor from Purdom that made Baske even more likable. Overall, the collection is a fun read with some depth, excellent world-building, and some interesting character building that makes the reader wonder what character even is. These are a strong bunch of stories that are even better together--definitely worth a look." --Colleen Chen, Tangent Online ..".a delightful little book chronicling the travels of a future Casanova.... These are classic picaresque tales, modern comedies of manners in which Baske gets himself into and out of trouble in the most amusing ways. That the characters are engaging and believable goes without saying--Purdom writes great people--but the four societies depicted are also a lot of fun." --Don Sakers, Analog Science Fiction and Fact.