reviewed To Hold Up the Sky by Cixin Liu

To Hold Up the Sky (2020, Tor Books) 4 stars

Collection of imaginative science fiction.

Stories included are:

  • The Village Teacher
  • The Time Migration
  • 2018-04-01 …

To Hold up the Sky

4 stars

3.25 Liu was able to hold back on overt sexist commentary until the last story. Detailed dives into narrow points of imagination. He can't conceive of worlds where leaders aren't men, where justice and art thrive together, where god-like entities have more emotional intelligence than insecure, petulant babies.

"The Village Teacher" ★★★½ "The Time Migration" ★★★ "2018-04-01" ★★★ "Fire In The Earth" ★★★ "Contraction" ★★★ "Mirror" ★★★ "Ode To Joy" ★★★ "Full Spectrum Barrage Jamming" ★★½ "Sea of Dreams" ★★★ "Cloud of Poems" ★★★ "The Thinker" ★★½