Author of the Flinx adventures, The Damned, etc.
"I read the first few chapters, turned to my wife and said, "He can write!"
Author of the Necroscope series, The Burrowers Beneath, etc.
"Adam has written a yarn in the great tradition of (A.E.) van Vogt's Voyage of the Space Beagle, (Jack) Williamson's Darker Than You Think, and (Robert) Heinlein's Glory Road and JOB. It's true science fiction in which Adam has melded the science and technology of two cultures, the Native American and the Euro-American, to defeat a demon in the same league with Coeurl, Will Barbee, and the Soul Eater. And, if you don't believe it's about technology, you haven't read Arthur C. Clarke's Second Law recently. The book's an "all-nighter;" you'll stay up all night reading because you'll be afraid to go to sleep until you discover how it turns out."
G. Harry Stine
Author of the Warbots Series, Handbook of Model Rocketry, etc.
"The Charm is an ambitious novel that brings together a multitude of characters from the Native American cultures in and around the American Southwest. Had Louis L'Amour every tried his hand at writing horror, or H. P. Lovecraft considered writing about Arizona, The Charm is the sort of novel that either one would have produced. The author's research shows in his respect for Native American cultures and the details about them that he weaves into the story, while avoiding the trap of adding in all sorts of New Age mumbo-jumbo. His characters function in both the real world and on the mystical side of things without suffering the schizophrenia often encountered in inferior novels or made for TV movies. A fast paced good read, The Charm marks the arrival of a coming talent in the horror field."
Michael A. Stackpole
Author of Battletech adventures, The Fiddleback Trilogy, Once A Hero, etc.
"What a debut! And he has promised us more! This is reminiscent of Hillerman at his best. I predict that Adam Niswander will be the Tony Hillerman of horror. A though-provoking look at the modern southwest and a plea for cross-racial cooperation, The Charm has all the elements--from authentic Native American culture and a marvelous cast of characters to outright wonder and magic. Scary stories are not normally my choice, but this one grabbed me and wouldn't let go. I couldn't stop reading The Charm and can't wait to see what happens in the next book, The Serpent Slayers.
Author of 2150 A.D.