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I like speculative fiction and political philosophy

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reviewed Gideon the Ninth

Gideon the Ninth (EBook, 2019, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom) 4 stars

"The Emperor needs necromancers.

The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.

Gideon has a sword, some …

dark fantasy for the jaded millennial

4 stars

I loved the characters in this book. Enough so that I greatly look forward to the next in the series. I did find the story structure telling a little light, and it often reminded me of epic adult Scooby Doo. It's a hybrid of the jaded millennial reluctantly participating in society (but on their own terms) and a Shakespeare-ian 5-act play, where the protagonist forms a band who tries to unmask the monster clue by clue. The telling was still lots of fun. I guess it just felt like it couldn't decide if it was quirky pop comedy or something deeper.

The Einstein intersection (1998, Wesleyan University Press, Published by University Press of New England) 4 stars

what?

4 stars

I have no idea what I just read, and I think that might be the point. It was beautiful though like an acid trip is beautiful. In this case it probably does have some slightly more profound meaning, but for now I kind of just feel like I'm coming down and everything is a little less real.

Black Sun (2020, Gallery / Saga Press) 5 stars

The first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of …

Wonderful Fantasy

5 stars

First fantasy book I've enjoyed in years. The setting was so refreshing and new, but it also felt like a real place. Maybe it's a world I've visited in my dreams? It surely will be a world I dream visit in the future.

Black Sun (2020, Gallery / Saga Press) 5 stars

The first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of …

I'm loving this book. The setting pulls from a such a rich cultural history that the world is very real. The people remind me of friends and acquaintances in real life with their unique outward expressions and patterns of reasoning. Not quite a third through this book, and I already feel like the characters are people I know in real life, and would love to talk to.