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The Core of the Sun (2016) 4 stars

Set in an alternative historical present, in a "eusistocracy"--An extreme welfare state -- that holds …

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The Core of the Sun further cements Johanna Sinisalo’s reputation as a master of literary speculative fiction and of her country’s unique take on it, dubbed “Finnish weird.”

Noor (Hardcover, 2021, DAW) 4 stars

From Africanfuturist luminary Okorafor comes a new science fiction novel of intense action and thoughtful …

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The Actual Star (Hardcover, 2021, Harper Voyager) 4 stars

The Actual Star takes readers on a journey over two millennia and six continents —telling …

The Actual Star

4 stars

This one gave me Cloud Atlas vibes.

It's set across three timelines: ancient Maya, contemporary, and 1000 years in the future - I enjoyed the future segments and worldbuilding the most.

I feel like one needs to have a solid grounding in latine culture to get the most out of this.