Ninefox gambit by Yoo Ha Lee. This was such an odd reading experience. I wouldn't have picked it up had it not been for the Hugos, and I'm glad I read it, But! It felt like there was an amazing book under this layer of language that I wasn't literate in At All. So I had the gist of what was going on, and tantalising hints of what the world building must be under all of that, but none of the deep understanding. For all that I rail against clunky exposition and over explaining, I really could have used some here. The segments where we briefly follow soldiers on the ground, or an assassin going about their work, were legit pleasures of characterisation and storytelling and tension, but the overall work? *flails* I have no idea how to rank this one.

Up next:
Probably The obelisk gate frankly because it's only a hundred page sample, and I can knock that out relatively quickly.


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