3rd out of 6 books — 7 voters
The Unwound Way
Evan Larkspur dreamed of greater glory than his play writing could ever bring him. But his newfound career as officer on a star-survey mission ended in disaster almost as soon as it had begun. And when he returned home, the only survivor of a freak accident that had flung his ship out of known space, he found that a century had passed and though Larkspur the playwright w...more
Mass Market Paperback, 339 pages
Published October 13th 1991 by Del Rey Books
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The premise behind having a sci-fi book centered around a poet or playwright is a novel idea and one that has not been explored much in the literary world. Unfortunately "The Unwound Way" is long winded and a bit chaotic between flashbacks. Descriptors in part two begin to give the book a little more solid footing, however finding the underlying principal of the book pointing towards a secret society is a bit cliche. The fact that this is a common theme between the two books the author has writt...more
Author of The Unwound Way, The End of Fame, and Dead Sirius as well as short stories published in the Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock mystery magazines.More about Bill Adams...