McIntosh's first novel is a grim glimpse into a future that is not all that improbable . . . This is the sort of thoughtful sociological SF we see too seldom today . . . Well worth a read
Very affecting. Though it may be soft, this apocalypse has plenty of sharp edges
A first novel that's compelling, credible, and relentless, whose best and most disturbing moments will stay with the reader for a long time
Bottom line: If Soft Apocalypse isn't nominated for a Hugo or Nebula Award, I will eat the entire book page by page . . .