Omni magazine’s Matt Cates wrote an article covering the most underrated science fiction books, and put THE ROOKIE at the top of the list. We’re thrilled to be included exalted works in this list including Octavia E. Butler, Tim Powers, Ted Chiang, Greg Bear and others.
It’s no secret that the Galactic Football League series gets overlooked as “serious science fiction” simply because of the second word in that title — that’s right, the word “football” causes many a scifi fan to turn up their nose and let out a slight “humph” of dismissal.
This is a sad fact, considering that the GFL series tackles many issues that are prevalent in the scifi community, such as racism, a top-heavy class structure, capitalism, marginalized peoples, the struggle to exist, discovery of sentient lifeforms and the potential impact on our culture, as well as what it means to be “human.”
So we throw up a big high-five to Omni!