The Sinners of Erspia

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The Sinners of Erspia
Author Barrington J. Bayley
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Wildside Press
Publication date
2002 (Print on demand), April 2005
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 180
ISBN 1-59224-102-6

The Sinners of Erspia is the fifteenth science fiction novel by Barrington J. Bayley. The main character is the interstellar courier Laedo, who is stranded on the bizarre artificial planetoid Erspia (an anagram of "aspire"). The novel focuses on his attempts to gain an understanding of Erspia and Erspia's creator, the god-like Klystar. The novel was completed in 1997 and was first published as a print-on-demand book in 2002.

Literary significance and reception[edit]

Paul Di Filippo, reviewing the novel for Asimov's, described Bayley as "one of those shamefully overlooked sui generis writers that SF produces in abundance," concluding that The Sinners of Erspia was a "continually self-regenerating book."[1]


  1. ^ "On Books: by Paul Di Filippo". Asimov's Science Fiction. Retrieved 2012-11-19.