They Say

ON When The Blue Shift Comes:

“... A style and voice that echo Silverberg’s while retaining its own identity...the debut of a new, bold sf voice.”– Starred Review, LIBRARY JOURNAL 

“… more than matches Silverberg’s energetically expository style and manages to tie up all the loose ends.”– PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 

“Zinos-Amaro takes up Silverberg's narrative voice very ably... Zinos-Amaro does an excellent job with the material Silverberg handed off to him."– SF Site 

Alvaro Zinos-Amaro did an excellent job of finding answers to all of these puzzling questions, creating a conclusion to the novel that in retrospect feels not only right but the only way the story could proceed to its logical conclusion. He also matches Silverberg’s quirky narrative technique and style... The New York Review of Science Fiction

Silverberg's contribution (written back in 1987 but never published) is predictably good. The happy surprise is Alvaro Zinos-Amaro. He ably captures the Grand Master's original intent and gloriously runs it across the finish line -- runs with style, wit, and awesome inventiveness.Jack Skillingstead 

“Zinos-Amaro deftly navigates the premise, handles the characters in ways that Silverberg may have been surprised to see (the narrator is a great example), and brings to a satisfactory conclusion this 30 year old idea… If you are looking for technical writing and literary style this book positively overflows with excellent examples.–


Difficult subjects and unlikeable characters can be used to great effect by a conscientious story. Alvaro Zinos-Amaro’s “The Wall Garden” (Journal of Unlikely Entomology #7, November 2013) offers us a thoroughly awful protagonist who is realistically, almost sympathetically, rendered, explaining without excusing his actions, and doling out a cathartic conclusion without resorting to spectacle.”– Charlotte Ashley,

“Masterful.”– Mike Resnick on the essay “The When, Where and Which of Robert Sheckley's Dimension of Miracles and its Sequel”

“... a lovely read. Zinos-Amaro taps into the stream of consciousness ... for the purpose of creating a narrative about loss that is so effortlessly written, it reads as light as air.”– Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (The Fix) on “Problems of the Solid State”