Sunday Star Times (NZ) 10 July

There’s magic in the descriptions of visionary architecture and idealistic modified environments, as well as in the imagined realisation of the ancient human aspiration for flight. There’s realism too, however, and not a little humour, in the humans’ tendency to fail spectacularly (like Icarus) – or at least to fall short. I found the descriptions of urban slums and city-edge wastelands a disturbing commentary on present trends.

…a pretty impressive first novel…Underneath it all, there’s an exciting, sometimes romantic, and often scary story.

– Helen Watson White, Sunday Star Times 10 July 2011