“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.



“Review: Orfeo by Richard Powers,” by James Puntillo, The Paper St. Journal, September 13, 2014.

What to say about Richard Powers‘s most recent conflagration of expertly researched plots other than, wow.

“Music, art, and bioterror: an interview with Richard Powers,” by Jesse Hicks, September 11, 2014.   Freelance writer Jesse Hicks interviews Powers about Orfeo and about the work of art in an age of mass surveillance.