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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

Maelstrom by Peter Watts

Maelstrom  - Peter Watts

Series: Rifters #2

 

Maelstrom picks up where Starfish left off, but I'm not really sure how to explain the book. It's good, but there's an underlying theme of abuse that could turn people off. For most of the book, we follow Lenie Clarke as she keeps slipping through the clutches of those who are after her because she is a carrier of βehemoth. Achilles Desjardins is one of specialists assigned to help track down βehemoth and consequently Lenie, but he keeps getting thwarted by a kind of computer virus for lack of a better term that gets called Anemone. There's a lot about free-will and it's all complicated so that it probably just sounds weird.

 

I was conflicted about the characters of Lenie and Desjardins and even Ken Lubin throughout and I relished this complexity despite the parts that made me feel uncomfortable.

 

It was really good, but I'm going to need a lighter read for my next book.

 

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