»A novel of ideas that evokes complex emotions through the working out of an intricate and ultimately satisfying plot, with echoes of Gene Wolfe, Ursula Le Guin and Isaac Asimov.«

The New York Times Book Review, 7th august 2005

 

»Enthusiastically introduced by no less than Orson Scott Card, this far-future novel does credit to everyone concerned, starting with its German author... Eschbach is likely to become an international phenomenon

Booklist

 

»...a considerable achievement... a world-class SF voice that we ought to know about.«

Locus

 

»[The Carpet Makers] absolutely blew me away... Easily the best novel I've read all year...«

Paul Goat Allen, Barnes & Noble Explorations

 

»Eschbach, now one of Germany's leading SF lights, debuts in English... That such a magnum opus has been allowed to languish in the shadows for ten years (it first appeared in 1995) is damning evidence of how parochial SF publishing can be. Even more astounding, it was Eschbach's debut.«

kirkusreviews on "The Carpet Makers", February 1, 2005

 

»Andreas Eschbach is a highly acclaimed young German author. Now, thanks to the enthusiasm of author Orson Scott Card and the excellent translation by Doryl Jensen, an important international voice can be heard in English. (...) "The Carpet Makers" is a unique and intriguing look at belief and the uses of power.«

Fred Cleaver, The Denver Post, March 27, 2005
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»German sf has recently produced at least one new writer on the world stage, Andreas Eschbach.«

David Hartwell, THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF SCIENCE FICTION

 

»Andreas Eschbach [...] is one of the most acclaimed sf writers to emerge in Germany in the past decade.«

THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, 2001