The second book of the adventures of Tom Rynosseros
The Blue Captain . . .
The Blue Captain... Of the seven Nationals who have won Colours
and fine sand-ships fromt he tribes, earning for themselves the
right to cross the eerie and exotic Australia of the future, Tom
Rynosseros is the most mysterious.
He is the one from the Madhouse, the Captain whose adventures
among the powerful tribes of the interior reveal a hidden, a destiny
waiting out in the red deserts which affects not only Nation but
the Dreamtime itself.
Introduction: Jack Vance
"Breaking Through to the Heroes"
"Going to the Angels"
"A Dragon Between His Fingers"
"Djinn of Anjoulis"
"A Song to Keep Them Dancing"
"Dreaming the Knife"
Aphelion Publications (AUS): ISBN 1-875346-05-8, soft cover, 238 pages, 1992. Cover by Nick Stathopoulos.
THE CRITICS SAY . . .
|"the only contemporary writer who comes close to that wondrous talespinner Cordwainer Smith"
|"Blue Tyson is a sequel to Rynosseros...and surpasses it in power."
|"a unique, sophisticated Australian science fiction cosmology."
|"The pleasure of reading Dowling lies in his evocation of a mood or a moment. He tests emotional
responses in the delicate way a musician might tune an instrument."