"I read The Assumption flat out, the way one reads the last pages of a thriller. This is the real stuff I've been thirsty for. Bryan Dietrich knows the sciences with easy and formidable familiarity, is aware of the complexities of history, of the great religious traditions, of the philosophers, as well as being fully au fait with popular culture. And this is not just knowledge, but the material of a passionate and inventive philosophy of his own."
Frederick Turner, author of Genesis
"Imagine the camera zooming in to the shoulder patch sewn to the uniform of a bridge commander, one of Star Trek's doughty interstellar voyagers . . . and it reads Sonnetmeister, First Class. That would be Bryan Dietrich we're looking at and, between galactic battles, time-travel jaunts, theological disputes, and pauses for open-mouthed wonder, he's writing this very book."
Albert Goldbarth, author of Budget Travel Through Space and Time
"I cannot find the appropriate words to praise Bryan Dietrich's The Assumption, so I'll just say do yourself a favor and read it."
David G. Hartwell, senior editor of Tor/Forge Books