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 [now seven – April 2017]
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 139,000 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.