Books by Michael Flynn

MICHAEL FLYNN lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.


ON THE RAZOR'S EDGE by Michael Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 2, 2013

"Often deeply impressive but elusive and self-indulgent. Odd that the majorly talented Flynn cannot grasp that when readers never understand what's going on, sooner or later they stop caring."
Final entry—maybe—in Flynn's far-future space opera (In the Lion's Mouth, 2012, etc.), featuring a power struggle between and among the agents (Shadows, Hounds) of two rather decadent empires (the Confederation, the League) and their rulers, the Names. Read full book review >
IN THE LION'S MOUTH by Michael Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Fascinating and intelligent—at times a bit too clever for its own good—if elusive, the sort of yarn you can appreciate and enjoy if not fully apprehend."
Third entry in Flynn's far-future space opera, following Up Jim River (2010, etc.), wherein two human empires, the Confederation of Central Worlds and the United League of the Periphery, struggle for dominance—although, thanks to Flynn's veering, elliptical narrative, it's difficult to deduce even this much without knowledge of the previous books. Read full book review >
THE JANUARY DANCER by Michael Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Flynn ably tracks the intersecting orbits of his assassins, pirates and would-be kings, constructing a plot with the human density of a Brazilian favela, but his scattershot epic lacks the enveloping seamlessness of Peter F. Hamilton's superlative work."
Labyrinthine space opera from venturesome science-fiction author Flynn (Eifelheim, 2006, etc.) tracks an artifact of unknown origin. Read full book review >
EIFELHEIM by Michael Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"Another meticulously researched, intense, mesmerizing novel (based in some part on a 1986 short story) for readers seeking thoughtful science fiction of the highest order."
Contemporary/historical alien-contact tale, from the author of the magnificent The Wreck of the River of Stars (2003). Read full book review >
THE WRECK OF THE RIVER OF STARS by Michael Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

New science fiction, set in the same medium-future as Flynn's previous (Falling Stars, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

FALLING STARS by Michael Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

Final installment of Flynn's near-future space-exploration trilogy (Rogue Star, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

ROGUE STAR by Michael Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1998

Second installment in Flynn's massive, ambitious near-future saga (Firestar, 1996), with rich heiress Mariesa van Huyten continuing her Prometheus project to save humanity by forcing its expansion into space. Read full book review >

THE FOREST OF TIME by Michael Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

Ten tales, including the author's afterwords, from Flynn (Firestar, 1996), seven of which first appeared in Analog magazine- -though the publisher doesn't tell us when or upon what basis they were selected. Read full book review >