I’m not sure what inspired Charles de Lint to rescue Set This House from the depths of his to-read pile (he was at my Richard Hugo House reading in October, though, so maybe he liked what he heard), but I’m glad he did. This is one of the nicest reviews I’ve gotten in a while:
This is the sort of book for which the f/sf field exists. It’s moving, dramatic, funny, and completely original, using the speculative strengths of the genre to tackle real world problems in a way that allows us to understand something with which most of us have no firsthand experience… This is a gorgeous and important book from a writer who always challenges the norm, and inevitably does so with success.
Full text is here.