The American Booksellers Association listed Orfeo on its “September 2014 Indie Next List Great Reads.”  (The hardcover was listed in February.)

Orfeo was also included as “Another Indie Favorite” among paperback fiction titles for the week of September 25, 2014.


“Fiction Long List Announced for National Book Awards,” by Alexandra Alter, September 17, 2014.  Orfeo has been nominated by the National Book Foundation for the 2014 National Book Award for fiction.

“Q&A with Sci-Fi Pioneer Richard Powers, Author of Orfeo,” Omni Reboot, September 15, 2014. “Richard Powers is the author of book titles that are on every sci-fi intellect’s must-read list.” Here, he discusses his latest, Orfeo.

Over his long and illustrious career, Richard Powers has tackled classic sci-fi concepts such as artificial intelligence (Galatea 2.2) and virtual reality (Plowing the Dark), while grounding his stories in world immediately recognizable as our own. His work combines a voracious intelligence with a deeply felt sympathy: as with the best science fiction, he asks what effect our works have on the human beings who’ve built them.