"Origamy is a magnificent, glittering explosion of a book: a meditation on creation, the poetry of science and the insane beauty of everything. You're going to need this." – Warren Ellis
“Origamy crackles with a strange and brilliant energy, and folds the conventions of SF into beautiful new shapes. A rare and wonderful debut.” – Adam Roberts
“Perhaps the most astonishing and original piece of SF I’ve read in a long, long while.” – Adrian Tchaikovsky
“A visionary masterpiece. Science Fiction, Fantasy, science and poetry combine to create a lyric on life and death that spans the whole of creation. Delightful and mind-expanding. If you miss it you have missed one of the finest examples of literary art.” – Justina Robson
"The concepts, images, and settings found in this novel could easily power a quartet of more traditionally-arranged works..." – Tor.com
"Origamy has got a huge amount packed into a relatively short volume and I’m sure will cause a stir among astonished readers. I’m still dumbfounded now." – SFcrowsnest
"Although Origamy is larded thickly with real science – albeit speculatively extended along semi-gonzo vectors – it’s delivered in fable form: a whimsical, half-daft, drunken-prose-poem odyssey down alien byways. The closest thing to this book might be Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics." – Locus
Origamy (verb). The artful and athletic practice of weaving spacetime fabrics to discover outlandish places and events.
Something that emerged from among the folded spaces between linen sheets, it results in the compulsion to relentlessly explore and push at the limits of existence, by creatively transcending the conventions of spacetime.
Origamer (noun). One who explores various dimensions of existence and encounters different life forms by applying a range of practices to travel through spacetime. Players are required to continually adapt to ever changing circumstances, experience breathtaking spectacles and to bring back stories from throughout the cosmos.
Mobius knows she isn’t a novice weaver, but it seems she must re-learn the art of manipulating spacetime all over again. Encouraged by her parents, Newton and Shelley, she starts to experiment, and is soon traveling far and wide across the galaxy, encountering a dazzling array of bizarre cultures and races along the way. Yet all is not well, and it soon becomes clear that a dark menace is gathering, one that could threaten the very fabric of time and space and will require all weavers to unite if the universe is to stand any chance of surviving.
Rachel Armstrong’s stunning debut novel rewrites the rules of science fiction and may just rewrite how you view the world.