Richard Calder

Richard Calder - novels

Simon & Schuster, UK, 2001

Simon & Schuster, UK, 2001

'If you were ever a fan of Roger Zelazny's classically mythical and philosophically inclined Fantasies, or enjoyed Clive Barker's freshly minted mythologies, Impakto is very probably your sort of genre fiction Yet there's also a great romantically epic quality to the startling adventures of Raul, and the fast-moving chase thrills are enacted on a huge scale that's rarely attempted in contemporary SF/Fantasy '

'Calder's first book to be set squarely in the present day (at least in its opening and closing chapters), Impakto benefits from explicit allusions to cinematic, artistic, and literary touchstones that until now in Calder's work have had to be veiled, out of deference to the verisimilitude required by futuristic narrators '

'This is a stunning, mind-bending and genre-melding tale of one man's birthright and its consequences for Earth, Heaven, Hell and the entire multiverse. Not afraid to leap from the everyday and the small-scale to an all-encompassing metaphysic, Impakto is fantasy with a science-fictional colouring '