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Saturdays in Books

Reviews of speculative fiction, YA, middle grade, and graphic novels, along with stray thoughts, links, and pictures.

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The SFWA European Hall of Fame: Sixteen Contemporary Masterpieces of Science Fiction from the Continent
Kathryn Morrow, James K. Morrow

Not Review: Too Like the Lightning

Too Like the Lightning - Ada Palmer

This is a book with a gorgeous cover and the kind of fourth wall breaking I normally like that is utterly failing to keep my interest. I'm not that far in, but given the amount of other books I keep picking up rather than continuing it, I think it's safe to put this one on the "abandoned" shelf.


Additional note: maybe this would change if I read further, but the author seems to be having a conversation about gender that doesn't actually have a point. Like, she's playing games with pronouns because it's stylish rather than because she has anything to say. Again, not that far in, so maybe it turns out brilliantly. But not for me.