A positive review posted by Dave Hardy on his blog Fire and Sword in 2007 begins: "So you’re an SF fan. You want all the crazy, swashbuckling action of Dan Dare and the Intergalactic Squid Invasion but the intellectual challenge of A Canticle for St. Squidbert. Oh yeah, and the outlandish fantasy of The Unicorn Chronicles Part XLIV. Whatcha gonna do, read The Economist? How about you try Barrington Bayley, the best-kept secret of SF."
A highly critical fan review posted on Amazon in 2009 concludes: "Hopefully Bayley's other works are more interesting since I've heard him many times referred to as a lost great. All in all, this book was a terrible disappointment."
"Hard to tell whether it's sf or fantasy, but it's certainly one of the eccentric Mr Bayley's more engaging works." – David Pringle.