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코리 닥터로: The Lost Cause (TOR) 4 stars

It’s thirty years from now. We’re making progress, mitigating climate change, slowly but surely. But …

Gets more interesting in the last third

4 stars

As usual, a lot of interesting ideas as he writes yet another recipe for escaping from the current global crisis that rampant kleptocracy and corporate welfare have created.

It starts quite slowly though and I was not really feeling the main character until somewhere into the middle of the book Even then I was hating his puppy-dog adoration of this girl he has a crush on so much for at least 2/3rds of the book, but thankfully he finally starts to seem a little more cohesive as a character towards the end.

But still worth the read and the final third definitely started to pull it together and make me care not only about the characters but about the attack they managed to do against the various tactics stages by the “plutocracy”.

S. L. Huang: The Water Outlaws (2023, 5 stars

In the jianghu, you break the law to make it your own.

Lin Chong is …

Action and adventure in ancient China

4 stars

A mostly female, partially LGBTQ cast (on the hero side anyway) sees a former arms instructor in ancient China join a bandit camp in the vein of Robin Hood. Quite a fun read! Much adventure and swashbuckling as well as fighting for justice from oppression, sexual assault, classism etc.