“…a fresh look at the Christian faith at its inception, through the eyes of a pagan slave… a fascinating story of love and betrayal, deception and revelation, and the search for integrity in a world of self-aggrandizement.”
—John Sparks, Historical Fiction Review
“McDowell’s depth of knowledge and research into the first-century Roman world and early Christianity made me feel like I’d gone back in time. The culture, the people, the food, and the beliefs were so engaging, I found myself arguing with the characters—many of whom are historical figures.”
—Jane Elizabeth Thomas, author
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This is an excellent hard SF story, and it won the Hugo for good reason: well developed characters, complex but tight plot and subplots, a fine literary style, and intriguing prediction of technology, science, and societies. While I enjoyed Vinge’s Rainbows End, I think this is even better.
- A collection of multigenre short stories
- A free book for Readers’ Group members
- New Novel: Europa Via (working title)
- Podcast: author’s chapter-by-chapter analysis of To and Fro Upon the Earth: A Novel
- Fiction trilogy: Seven Cities, Book 1 (no title)