Thomas E. Kennedy, in his introduction for Shadow Bones, commends these twelve stories for the author's dedication "to literature that speculates not so much about the arbitrary manners of our crumbling civilization as its ground zero, about the science which is writing the fiction of our reality, and the shamanic nonrational forces that are claiming it back."
"For David Memmott, Speculative Northwest's secret weapon, reality in our Age of Rust and Robots is about as stable as one of those particles in what's left of a Chernobyl core: always on the verge of shimmering into something that will take your breath away with its mythic resonance, wise magic, and compassionate imaginative fire. On into the unknown!" -- Lance Olsen
"When an author sends me a book to comment on, I read the book with my teeth gritted looking for something clever to say. But when I read David Memmott's first story collection, I actually called up a friend and read her a story over the phone." -- Don Webb
"The tales in Shadow Bones...sing with powerful imagery that serves the dual purpose of old-fashioned storytelling and mythic symbolism." -- Jeff Vandermeer