"Rowe is a name to watch in science fiction."
The Rocky Mountain News
The Washington Post
"Rowe's world is full of strange new ways of living -- and dying. Her rich descriptive language and arch dialogue potently reflect her surreal world: "He kept an eye out for bluegrazers; he'd know them by their rotten, blue-edged mouths." Dealing with issues of freedom and responsibility, as well as epistemological and existential quandaries, Rowe still manages to deliver a slam-bang adventure."
The Denver Post
"The second novel by Boulder author Rebecca Rowe is a fast-paced adventure... Circle Tide obviously has a rich background of ideas about changes in minds and bodies. The story stays focused on mystery and romance, but it's a world that is interesting to think about after the story has passed."
New York Review of Science Fiction (NYRSF)
"With Forbidden Cargo, her first novel, she joins a distinguished company of young writers—such as K.A. Bedford and Cory Doctorow—who will have a strong say in the shape of the science fiction of the future."
National Space Society
"Forbidden Cargo is an exciting page-turner, a non-stop explosion of action and adventure filled with memorable characters.... The spaceport on the Moon launches us toward adventures beyond. A domed city on the Martian frontier – the safety of home – constantly calls to us. Will we listen?" (Science Fiction Book of the Month)
The Denver Post
"Rowe's first novel is a well-paced adventure based on a deeply imagined background of nanotechnology and directed evolution in which the web of multiple plot threads comes together."
MBR Reviewer's Bookwatch
"This gem of a book has it all. It's got virtual reality, technology and imagination. It also has an interesting story, with which the author does a fine job. This is not just a really good first novel, it's a really good novel."
"The characters are fully developed and add to this story of otherness and politics. Sashimu and Thesni’s plight captured my imagination and heart."
"With its nano-tech perspective and infatuation with futuristic politics, this book talks to fans who prefer their science fiction with a hard social science dimension."
Dreaming in Red
"Look no further sci fi readers, anime fans, and casual video gamers, because this is your summer reading book."
"This is an engrossing book where science and science fiction meet in a complex future that is both incredible and believable and moves with the speed of light. Try and put it down between plot twists. Go ahead. Try...."
NEO-OPSIS SF Magazine
"Rebecca K. Rowe's style of sci-fi is refreshing--a complex new world is introduced, but not with so much scientific or historical information that the reader is overwhelmed."
Midwest Book Review, California Bookwatch
"A fine thriller and science fiction story evolves with splendid twists of plot."
The Harrow Journal
"Forbidden Cargo is a complex and imaginative first novel from Rebecca K. Rowe. It's a cyberpunkish thriller full of narrow escapes, political machinations, virtual combat, and deeply memorable characters, all flavored with a touch of Eastern philosophy and a nod toward contemporary debates in biotechnology."