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Currently reading

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

Reading progress update: I've read 19%.

Ninefox Gambit - Yoon Ha Lee

The world and underlying concepts seem pretty cool so far, but I feel like I just read a couple of chapters that could have been cut down to a couple of short scenes at the end. I really don't see the point of the assembly with the six other officers and it seems like a nonsensical way of making attack plans: not giving sufficient background information and just picking the "best" suggested plan by people who can't really know what they're talking about because they lack information??


For the people that have read this, is there something that I completely missed about that scene? Was it just to see who would volunteer the plan that Cheris proposed?


[Edit: I've been told to hang in there.]