Schild's Ladder (Gollancz S.F.)
by Greg Egan
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575081116
Date: 02 August 2007 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
A latecomer to the party, this new edition of Egan's 2001 novel Schild's Ladder is part of the series of imaginatively and lavishly jacketed trade paperbacks reissued under the umbrella of Future Classics, the bulk of which were published in August by Gollancz. Quite why this one turned up in the mail so late is anyone's guess, but like the others in this series (see last month's UK column) it looks wonderful. Whether this particular novel of Egan's - notable in that it was not a winner, or in some cases even a nominee, of any of the major genre award - should be placed alongside some of the other impressive titles in the series, is a matter of some debate I think. Nevertheless, a quite beautiful set of releases.