Too Like the Lightning (Hardcover, 2016, Tor Books) 4 stars

From the winner of the 2017 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, Ada …

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2 stars

Starts out packed with interesting ideas, gradually devolves into the author's Enlightment fantasy (super Eurocentric with a tokenistic Japanese presence) and by the end veers completely off the rails into a Renaissance-francophile sexual fantasy. I'm not sure why I read to the end.