"A hidden SF master."—Rudy Rucker, Philip K. Dick Award winning author of "Postsingular," "Spaceland," and "The Ware Tetralogy" (and the great-grandson of the philosopher Hegel!)

"Pure Superfuture cooked down in sf's last mad scientist’s lab. Enough ideas for thirty other books blistered down into a sharp little drug that'll reengineer the front of your head. You want a hit of this. Trust me."—Warren Ellis, author of the "Transmetropolitan" and “"Global Frequency" series of graphic novels as well as author of “Red,” the graphic novel and the 2010 blockbuster motion picture starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, and John Malkovich

"Fascinating! Great!"—China Mieville, author of "Iron Council," "Perdido Street Station," "The City and the City," and winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Hugo Award, the British Fantasy Award, and a Philip K. Dick Award special citation

"This book would make Philip K. Dick delirious with joy. Nobody else in science fiction has ever pushed the envelope this hard--or with better success."—Spider Robinson, best selling novelist and Robert A. Heinlein Estate-appointed completer of sequels to Heinlein's novels.

"Besher’s scenario of the dream industry (in the 21st century) is fascinating. As realistic it is that in fifty years, an entertainment Industry around dream content is created, I cannot predict. But where, if not in science-fiction literature is there room for imagining such Utopias?  The descriptions of Japanese culture and life (in the future) are the highlights of the book . . . (Examples such as the scenario that) in 2062 travelers at airports will be scanned by default for (carrying) forbidden microorganisms (on their bodies) are plentiful. Such small details of life in the future can be found everywhere in the book.”—Michael Matzer (Google translated from the German)—http://trendmobi.de/index.php/2009/02/alexander-besher-–-the-manga-man-die-rezension-zum-handy-roman/

New Science, Tech, and Mobi Praise for The Manga Man As featured in the tech blogs of Wired, Boing Boing, and cited in the "Apps of the Future" 2010  issue by Telecomasia.net

"(Besher) is way ahead of his peers and counterparts. It’s hard to find an author or a writer who is as technologically 'linked-up' as he is. Whether it is six months down the road or a year from now, the question of whether the QR code fad will hit America or the Western world or not is…not the question. It will, that's the answer."—http://www.beqrious.com/show/author-markets-manga-man-book-with-qr-code

"Not just a traditional print novel, (The Manga Man) comes with a swathe of pictures, video and audio. More unusually (at least by Western standards) is that the book is being published direct to mobile phones . . .
Besher has come up with the sly idea of getting T-shirts printed with a QR code, which when scanned (with a smartphone camera) directs people to the website for the novel."—http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2008/11/a-mobile-phone-novel-read-via.html

"Very meta-multimedia and cool on the futuristic capabilities front . . .
Very 'dance of darkness' anime style."—http://blog.shapingyouth.org/?p=3470

"A pioneer."—Mobile Reading: Der Praxistest (Google translated from the German)