The Outside (2019, Angry Robot) 5 stars

Autistic scientist Yasira Shien has developed a radical new energy drive that could change the …

A technical system for explaining Cthulu?

4 stars

The idea that the "gods" (uplifted AIs) are now real and busy protecting us from incursions by "the Outside" is a fascinating playground to set a story in. A lead scientist goes of the rails and invites the Outside in on a planet and the gods send troops down to try and stem the tide of weirdness and unreality. Great stuff.