Writings On Vellum
-- Washington Blade
"Overwhelming in its complexity, sumptuous in its recitation, this is a truly monumental work."
-- The Good Book Guide
"An uncanny ability to present a connection between religion, mythology, and philosophy, Duncan takes us on an epic journey through time and space with characters that any reader will truly care for…and a future that just might exist."
-- Front Street Reviews
"Readers who enjoy the likes of Jeff VanderMeer, Theodore Sturgeon and Neil Gaiman will appreciate the burning energy and imaginative prose of Vellum and find themselves already anticipating Duncan's next novel."
-- Gavin Grant, Bookpage
"The world of Vellum is a world composed of other worlds, and every action taken by every character evokes another self in another place and time. As glimpses of all of these different worlds, places, and people begin to echo each other in the reader's mind, the effect is symphonic and exhilarating."
-- Matt Cheney, Locus Magazine (Best of 2005)
"While favorable comparison have been made to other works and writers in the genre earlier in this review, Duncan manages to take the hints of those pieces and storytellers to craft a truly original work, wholly his own. While the War in Heaven is perhaps the oldest conflict of recorded human story, Duncan presents something here, which is deeper and more resonant than much of what has come before. "
-- Rob Bedford, SFFWorld
-- Sci-Fi Horizons
"A confident debut... a compelling alternative look at the world and its history."
"Hal Duncan's extraordinary debut... stands as one of the most important releases of the year."
"Thus far, one of the best novels I have read this year..."
-- Fantasy Book Spot
"It’s clever, it’s beautifully written, it’s utterly absorbing and it will make you think."
-- Forbidden Planet International
"... it's not often that someone arrives on the scene with such a massive and assured novel."
-- Waterstones Online