"A quirkily entertaining blend of space opera and hardboiled private eye story". -- David Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, on Halcyon Drift.
"For most of us, early Stableford means above all the Grainger books ... In the Grainger books, he found himself having his cake and eating it, taking a lot of standard space opera material and subverting and deconstructing it like fury, while also enjoying it for its own sweet sake." -- Roz Kaveney, Interzone.
A welcome re-issue in one volume, complete with a new introduction, for Brian Stableford's six Hooded Swan novels. -- Starburst, May 2002
Another great offering from this small press powerhouse. (Altair)
In all honesty, this is a book it's difficult not to love unless you've decided to be wilfully grumpy. -- Jonathan Wright, SFX, June 2002
Grainger, narrator and anti-hero, is a cynical pacifist light years removed from the typical space jock, who is indentured against his will as pilot of the revolutionary starship "Hooded Swan". This work is a collection of all six "Hooded Swan" novels published in one omnibus edition.