Valley of Day-GloAuthor Nick DiChario Introduction by Nancy Kress ISBN 9780889954151 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Red Deer Press Inc Publication Date April 14, 2008 Size 140 x 210 mm
In this brightly satiric, postapocalyptic novel of the far future, a young Indian brave named Broadway Danny Rose embarks upon a quest across the desolate planet Earth to find the mysterious Valley of Day-Glo, where plants and animals and large bodies of water are rumoured to still exist, and where, according to legend, death becomes life."
Valley of Day-Glo is a brilliant blend of Douglas Adams' farcical humour and Kurt Vonnegut's droll absurdity. Hugo Award-nominee Nick DiChario delivers a witty and poignant story that deals with the power of myth, the search for truth, and the meaning of life and death.
"DiChario's well-imagined postapocalyptic world containing only the strangest remnants of our society is a bizarre and funny facade that belies the fascinating depths of thought the novel makes readers plumb while enjoying a charming coming-of-age story."
"A hilarious and surreal quest. . . One of the most original and entertaining novels I've read so far this year. . . DiChario can be compared to Kurt Vonnegut or early Douglas Adams, but he's pretty much sui generis. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and look forward to his next one."
— Sci-Fi Weekly
"Using Iroquois myth and tradition as a touchstone, DiChario skillfully roasts our materialistic and gluttonous society. Danny's journey from his homeland to the mythic Valley leads him to civil war, love and loss, hermitage and pyramid schemes. Science fiction is often called the genre of ideas, and Valley of Day-Glo is no exception."
— McNally Robinson
"Nick DiChario's Valley of Day-Glo is an absurdist curiosity that should appeal to anyone whose sense of reality is a bit off center."
— Analog Science Fiction And Fact Magazine
"If you enjoy humor along with your post-apocalyptic speculation, if you like Monty Python or Douglas Adams, or if you simply like science fiction or fantasy good enough to transcend the boundaries of genre, then do check out Nick DiChario's Valley of Day-Glo, then go find his previous and equally fine novel, A Small and Remarkable Life. You will be glad you did."
John W. Campbell Memorial Award 2009 Finalist