A ROMANCE IN TWELVE PARTS
Reviews of A Romance in Twelve Parts found online:
- ‘The final story, “A Hundred Words from a Civil War”, is one of the best. [...] Purser-Hallard explores the nature and consequences of two things that humanity will surely never escape – violence and faith.’ – Daniel Tessier at The History of the Doctor.
- ‘[B]est by far is the closer, “A Hundred Words From A Civil War”, the long-awaited sequel to Of The City Of The Saved... by Philip Purser-Hallard [...] a piece of eschatological science fiction which references the ideas of Nick Bostrom and has Philip K Dick talking about Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, along with the final deaths of all the dying-and-resurrected gods [...] the ending of Purser-Hallardís story, and of the book, is absolutely chilling [...]’ – Andrew Hickey at Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!
- ‘“A Hundred Words From A Civil War– by Philip Purser-Hallard is – as well as supremely witty – a truly epic tale of wonderful impossibilities, each constituent piece in the jigsaw a masterpiece thumbnail sketch on imagination overdrive. Ambitious, smart and entertaining. It’s the longest story in the collection in terms of pages, but doesnít feel like it at all.’ – Simon Forward at Prefect Slog.
A Romance in Twelve Parts was also reviewed in Enlightenment issue 166:
- ‘ [T]he crowning achievement of the collection has got to be Philip Purser-Hallard’s drabbleplex [...] As a short story, it is breathtaking in its vision, and serves to tie together all the various themes and ideas within this wondrous collection. Its haunting conclusion rocks the Spiral Politic to its very core.’ – Peter McAlpine.
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