The Fortress at the End of Time | By Joe M. McDermott
Published by Tor | Available January 17th, 2017
Modern SF at its best, Joe M. McDermott’s newest novel, The Fortress at the End of Time, is an excellent piece of existential literature.
The Fortress at the End of Time is centered around a military officer’s clone who is shipped to a terribly lonely outpost at the edge of the galaxy. And the interstellar war that requires such a posting of personnel has been over for decades. Here, McDermott showcases the other, less glamorized, side of war, and does so with an intimate style and voice that conjures feelings of utter desolation.
The Fortress at the End of Time is a dark examination of life and of its (perhaps) meaninglessness, and while it is far from ‘thrilling,’ readers will find themselves swallowed by an inescapable void upon reading the first several pages.
Clearly, this is one of the better pieces of SF that I have read thus far. I absolutely recommend this novel to fans of both SF and existential literature. You won’t be disappointed.
The Fortress at the End of Time is being published by Tor, and will be available for purchase on January 17th, 2017. You can currently pre-order the work by clicking here: Pre-order The Fortress at the End of Time
Score: 8.5 out of 10