Praise for Providence
[A] terrific sci-fi thriller
PROVIDENCE is an absolute treat. Pulls the trick of being both irrepressibly old-school sci-fi and creepily relevant to the data-driven future
An astonishing novel! PROVIDENCE is Philip K. Dick and William Gibson fueled by pure adrenaline (with a bit of Spielberg and Ridley Scott thrown in). The brilliant, unstoppable imagination of Max Barry glows on every page of this action-filled, yet emotionally resonant, tale. It will keep you riveted from first page till last. I read in one sitting and I guarantee you'll do the same
Action-packed and unsettling, PROVIDENCE is a sleekly-written parable about the absurdity of war--and the deeply human urge to destroy everything we don't understand, whether it comes from a distant planet or right here on Earth
I could not put PROVIDENCE down until I'd finished it in one thrilling sitting. This is science fiction at its best-a ship so believably alive and characters so determined, flawed, and compelling that you'll forget you're not also part of the crew
PROVIDENCE'S greatest strength - apart from being terrifically entertaining - is its characters. (...) It's Barry's empathy for his characters, his willingness to dig deep into their foibles, that distinguishes PROVIDENCE from most of the golden-age science fiction that inspired it.
Providence is a light-hearted thriller with a superbly dark, existential sting in its tail.
A quirky, character-driven commentary on the mechanisation of conflict and the sheer perversity of human nature.
Compelling and innovative... Barry takes a story that has been done countless times before and makes it seem original.
The meat of this is in its human interactions.