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Review of 'City in the Middle of the Night' on 'GoodReads'

5 stars

Science fiction rests on suspended disbelief, and Charlie Jane Anders toys with that concept with a level of creativity I have never seen before. The world in this book feels plausible, and the world-building is amazing. But more importantly Charlie Jane uses tropes and their subversion expertly. In particular, I appreciated how the book deals with themes like friendship, trauma and healing, and relations in general in a way that felt more mature than any science fiction I think I have read before.

This feels like a science fiction that finally plays with a full hand of sciences, not just imaginary pseudo-physics.