BISHOP'S THE ETCHED CITY, FROM BANTAM
I had the privilege of first reading this novel in manuscript form when Prime published it. It gives me a great deal of pleasure to see it now out in trade paperback from Bantam Spectra and featured prominently on chain bookstore tables all over the U.S. and Canada. Back then, I wrote "Bishop has written an accomplished and brave first novel that doesn't pull punches. The novel gets stranger--and more strangely beautiful--as it progresses, until the reader is completely trapped by it (in a blissful way)." I'm looking forward to re-reading it, and urge anyone who hasn't yet discovered it to go out and buy it. The packaging from Bantam is quite beautiful, as well.