Books by Damien Broderick

A novelist, futurist, and critical theorist, Damien Broderick is a senior research Fellow at the University of Melbourne in Australia and holds a multi-disciplinary PhD from Deakin University in the comparative semiotics of science and literature. Broderi


NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Hard to disagree with the author's call for serious thinking about how to make scientific sense of paranormal testing results already on the books, but he too often loses the reader while pursuing secondary points."
Australian science-fiction novelist and critic Broderick (Godplayers, 2005, etc.) tries to reconcile psychic phenomena with known science. Read full book review >
GODPLAYERS by Damien Broderick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 3, 2005

Multiple-universe jaunt from the author of Transcension (2001), etc. Read full book review >
TRANSCENSION by Damien Broderick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"As he did in his exasperating but highly regarded White Abacus (1997), Broderick pushes the genre's envelope as he combines cumbersome experimental prose, windy sermons, and a brash, defiantly imaginative cyberpunk spew of ideas."
Pretentious but all-to-frequently brilliant chronicle of humanity and superintelligent machines shuffling off their tangled mortal coils. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 1999

"If you considered Australia too remote and sparsely populated to be science fictionally important—well, think again."
Not the first volume of Australian SF (editor Van Iken's rather indiscriminate collection arrived here in 1984) but by far the most significant: 20 substantial tales from the modern era, the majority of whose authors will be familiar to Kirkus regulars and SF-story buffs. A. Bertram Chandler (1912—84) offers an ingenious explanation for why Australian Aborigines revere Ayer's Rock. Read full book review >
THE WHITE ABACUS by Damien Broderick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1997

"A yarn that's too assured of its own cleverness and significance—such as the ho-hum gender-neutral honorifics and the pronouns Broderick invents and invites us to share—but, still, impressive and thoughtful."
Arriving too late for a full review, Broderick's latest science fiction venture (Striped Holes, 1988, not reviewed, etc.) leaps two thousand years into the future where ``hu'' (humans) and ``ai'' (self-willed robots) mingle freely on Earth (and are narrated in the past tense). Read full book review >