“’Wonderfully Strange’ World of Richard Powers,” a review of Orfeo by Tim Peters, Publisher’s Weekly, December 6, 2013.

In fact, it’s difficult to think of a contemporary novelist as well versed in science as Powers—and it’s difficult to think of a novelist as gifted at rendering the poetry of science, and the wonder of the scientific imagination, within a fictional structure.

Early buzz for Orfeo in “Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2014, Pt. 2: From Ishmael Beah to Richard Powers,” by Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal, July 8, 2013.