Tuttle is a sweet relief. By the time it was over I was so thoroughly violated that I needed to scrub my brain with steel wool . . . Tuttle's books are messy and chaotic. They feel desperate. They feel human. They feel like real life.
Lisa Tuttle has become a major force in macabre fiction
Tuttle manages to combine the restless, biting curiosity of a natural SF writer with an ability to project a real feeling.'
She brings to the literature a subtlety and power, which, sometimes shading into horror, is a quite distinctive voice demanding to be heard . . . exceptional, very female, art
I'm not sure if she should be considered just a horror writer. She's much more, a great storyteller who defies labels, a fine writer talking about feelings and emotions we all have experienced some time in our lives. Most of her stories leave us not frightened, but uneasy with the feeling of how lonely and melancholic the human existence can be behind its shiny façade
Lisa Tuttle is good - very good
Lisa Tuttle's best fiction is like a slow settling of vast planes of thought and emotion-luminous, quiet, wry, and often bitter
Lisa Tuttle is one of the all-time best because she writes not only some of the scariest stuff around, but also the most meaningful.
Lisa Tuttle's contributions to SF and horror fiction have always been characterized by subtlety and adroitness.