Up Through an Empty House of Stars
Through an Empty House of Stars, at last published in ebook form in
March 2016, is a major retrospective collection of David Langford's
criticism that was first published in 2003 and was a Locus
Recommended Reading List nonfiction choice for that year. The ebook
contains the full text of the 2003 edition, with typo corrections and
additional notes, plus five further pieces from the 1980-2002 period
covered by the book and the expanded, improved 2004 version of
Langford's witty introductory essay from Terry Pratchett: Guilty of
Literature. Total length of ebook: a little over 137,000 words.
"There is wit here, and great jokes, and a sharp mind. But there's more. David Langford makes us feel welcome in the house of science fiction. By being here, he graces us." – John Clute on the cover of the print edition
Click the top button below for a fuller description of the 2003 book at the Langford site. The next button down takes you to a tasty selection of review quotations on the same page. And the next gives a full contents list.
Ansible Editions, 2016
Cover photograph: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, "WFC3 visible image of the Carina Nebula", 9 September 2009.