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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

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The Grace Year
Kim Liggett
The New Voices of Science Fiction
Jamie Wahls, Sarah Pinkser, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Rebecca Roanhorse, S. Qiouyi Lu, Darcie Little Badger, Kelly Robson, Nino Cipri, Amal El-Mohtar, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Alice Sola Kim, Suzanne Palmer, Alexander Weinstein, Rich Larson
Progress: 13%
Engineering Animals: How Life Works
Alan Mcfadzean, Mark Denny
Progress: 125/314pages
The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization
Nicholas P. Money
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

God’s War by Kameron Hurley

God's War - Kameron Hurley

Series: Bel Dame Apocrypha #1

 

Picture an alien world with two suns colonized by humans from various Islamic sects where two major world powers have been at war for the last three hundred years over religious differences. There are “shifters” and people literally have bug technology. The doctors are called magicians and their biological and genetic technology is impressive. Gene piracy is a thing. The society is heavily skewed towards a female population because even though women go to the Front to fight too, all of the men are required to. The bel dames are an elite group of bounty hunters who work for the government.

 

Nyx is a whiskey-drinking, hard-living former bel dame bounty hunter who lands a special “note” (bounty) that promises to pay both her and her team a great deal of money. It’s not an easy task, naturally, and she’s up against another team of bounty hunters as well as running into trouble with her former bel dame cronies. I’m making it sound a lot of fluffier than it is. It’s seriously gritty and sometimes quite graphic tale about people who have been majorly fucked up by war. It’s also pretty cool at times and has some great lines and moments.

 

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