The excellent Sample Chapter podcast recently interviewed me about OUR WAR. In this interview, I talk about my fiction, creative process, and the inspiration behind OUR WAR, before reading a sample chapter. Check it out here:
The San Francisco Review of Books recently reviewed OUR WAR, writing, “Craig DiLouie’s prose is eloquent, deeply compelling, and poses a possibility that alerts us to protect our world against such possibilities as depicted in this imaginative story. It touches many chords of recognition, and that is yet another trait of a brilliant writer. Highly recommended.”
Thank you for reading OUR WAR!
Check out the complete review here.
Bookshelf Fantasies reviewed OUR WAR in a twofer review along with Chuck Wendig’s WANDERERS, writing:
“Where to even start describing this powerful and upsetting book? It feels all too real, as an increasingly factionalized and radicalized America is plunged into a brutal civil war… It’s scarily easy to imagine these events evolving from where we stand today… The writing here is raw and shocking and immediate, and makes for a completely gripping read.”
Thank you for reading OUR WAR, Bookshelf Fantasies! Check out the complete review here.
As for WANDERERS, I’m about a hundred pages or so into the read and having a lot of fun with it. I’ll post my own review when I’m finished.
Hachette/Orbit, the publisher of OUR WAR coming out August 20, has made the first four chapters (well, most of Chapter 4) available for a free read at their website.
Click here to read this tasty preview. Hope you love it!
The Fantasy Inn recently reviewed OUR WAR, my novel about a second American civil war coming from Orbit August 20, 2019, writing, “Once again, DiLouie has managed to distill one of humanity’s greatest conflicts into a masterpiece of literature. Where classics like 1984 or Brave New World warned of dystopias set years in the future, it’s only too easy to envision a world like the one presented in Our War becoming reality in mere months.”
The Fantasy Inn added:
“DiLouie pulls no punches and his books force us to take a long hard look in the mirror to examine uncomfortable truths… [He] shows an uncanny knack for capturing what it means to be human. I came into this book expecting a particular political point of view to be favored. Instead, vastly different beliefs were portrayed with compassion and understanding. I fell in love with characters on all sides of the war, complex humans capable of both good and evil.”
Thank you for the kind review, Fantasy Inn!
Check out the complete review here.
Publisher’s Weekly recently reviewed Our War, coming out from Orbit August 20, writing, “This gritty, horrifying tale of hate … sprinkled with moments of love, will leave readers with haunting memories.”
The complete review is here.
Other reviews of Our War so far:
“Presenting a dark alternate reality that touches the seams of current events and a possible future, DiLouie offers an uncompromising view of … patriotism in conflict.” – Library Journal
“An instant classic that will join the ranks of dystopian futures that at times feel all too real.” – New York Times Bestselling Author Nicholas Sansbury Smith
“An unflinching look at what happens when politics fail and war truly comes home, powered by the narrative shock of truth-telling.” – Christopher Brown, Campbell and World Fantasy Award-nominated author of Tropic of Kansas
“A terrifyingly believable tale that recreates the landscape of a war-torn Somalia in the city streets of America. DiLouie captures the individual tragedy of people fighting a war that destroys the very things they are trying to save.” — David Walton, author of Three Laws Lethal
“Part epic war story, part cautionary tale, Our War is brutal, unflinching, and mesmerizing. DiLouie once again delivers an emotional body-slam of a book, one that’ll leave you shaken to your core.” — Peter Clines, author of Dead Moon
“Our War further solidifies that Craig DiLouie is not only one of the best fantasists working today, he’s one of the best writers out there, period. This novel is harrowing and heartfelt, upsetting and, most of all, utterly compelling … far and away my favorite novel of 2019.” – Bracken MacLeod, Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author of Stranded