A Literary Alchemist

SFReviews posted a wonderful review of Quintessence today.  Here are some of the highlights:

David Walton is a name probably unknown to many of you, despite his having tied for the 2008 Philip K. Dick award for his small press debut, Terminal Mind. He won’t stay unknown for long. The man has brought his A-game to Quintessence, a stunningly imagined adventure saga written with an assured hand.

And this:

Walton is something of a literary alchemist himself. He has distilled his narrative to storytelling craft in its best and purest form, never self-indulgent, always focused on maximizing the reader’s emotional involvement. It’s a page-turner. Pacing is brisk, yet not so much it overwhelms narrative depth. Character development is sensitive and, for the most part, resists cliché. Suspense is tight and surprises are always around the proverbial corner.

And even more:

David Walton is a tremendous storyteller, and Quintessence is a rousing and often brilliant epic that deserves to place him among the genre’s stars.

Whew!  It doesn’t get any better than that.



David is a science fiction and fantasy author, which gives him the freedom to explore far beyond the limits of real life and the everyday. His books explores themes that skirt the edges of science and religion, such as human origins, the nature of truth, the certainty of death, and the nature of the soul. He does all his writing at home, where he lives with his wife and seven children. It’s a lively and clamorous place, full of fun, love, and chaos. His latest novel is SUPERPOSITION, a quantum physics murder mystery with the same mind-bending, breathless action as films like INCEPTION and MINORITY REPORT. His other works include the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel TERMINAL MIND, the historical fantasy QUINTESSENCE (Tor, 2013) and its sequel, QUINTESSENCE SKY.

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