124 books — 17 voters
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Exaltations” as Want to Read:
Peter Refton is a hunter of human lives. Across a score and more of Earths he has caught and captured the most fascinating and pivotal people. The knight who reformed Charlemagne's army. The bureaucrat who oversaw China's expansion and control. The inspirerer of wisdom in a million seekers of understanding. Peter Refton is that most dangerous of hunters: the biographer. He ...more
Hardcover, 270 pages
Published July 31st 2009 by Achronal Press
(first published July 2009)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Jul 11, 2011 Frida Fantastic (book blogger) rated it liked it · review of another edition
This book is so meta that anything else you thought was meta would seem banal in comparison. A writer (Peter Refton) and the people who he had written biographies about are on a quest to fight Grandfather Quest, because Quest ensnared them as characters in his story. Grandfather Quest isn’t the only metaphysical character in this book, it includes heavy-hitters like Time and Fate—and all intrigue and plot their way to directing the story unfolding before the reader’s eyes. There are multiple ...more
Richard Garfinkle grew up in New York and now lives in Chicago with his wife and children. His first novel, Celestial Matters, won the Compton Crook award for best first science fiction novel of 1996. Garfinkle was twice a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. He has written numerous fiction and nonfiction works on his interests of history, science, imagination, and the pret ...moreMore about Richard Garfinkle...