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Recently read: The hundred trillion stories in your head, a bio of Ramón y Cajal by Benjamin Ehrlich. (Contains some detail of Ramón y Cajal's rather grim childhood.)

Currently reading: Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee. Partly because it's Hugo nominated, and partly because [personal profile] jack was excited to talk about it so I've borrowed his copy. I'm halfway through and enjoying it a lot; it's a bit like a somewhat grimmer version of Leckie's Ancillary books. It has too much gory detail of war and torture for my preferences but it's also a really engaging story.

Up next: Quite possibly Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer, since I'd like to read at least the Hugo novels in time for Worldcon.

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Date: 2017-05-24 12:06 pm (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
There's a bunch of Ninefox Gambit related shorts linked from Yoon's Dreamwidth if you or Jack want to read some more.

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Date: 2017-05-24 01:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ambyr
I am very curious to hear your thoughts on Too Like the Lightning! I just finished it and desperately want to discuss it . . . but everyone else I know who would like to discuss it has also read the sequel, which makes for some asymmetrical discussion.

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Date: 2017-05-24 07:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rysmiel
Well, as sequels go, they are more than usually one unit of story with two superfluous bits of cardboard added for reasons of size and bookbinding technology; I can see how that would make for limited discussion opportunities, but there are a fair few ways it is hard to approach it fairly without seeing the whole thing.


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