good if you want to learn the history of sigils. it also has a good number of examples of "old school" sigils and crafting technique. it only touches modern thought sigils, so, if you're looking for that, go elsewhere.
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coming from the monk and the robot series, i guess i looked forward to this book because i built an unrealistic image of it i suppose. :P
i was expecting a revolution and the building of a new society or community or whatnot. insted, we get this kind of moral message regarding how we should fight despite the fact we might not win?
overall, the writing and the story are amazing, i'm just not sure what was the point of all of this.
the main character wants to be a critique of whiteness, but it also still the main voice we always hear throughout the whole book. and she is super annoying at times and i wonder why we have to stick with her for so long.
anyway, probably, i just had expectations too high and i braced myself for something that was real in my mind only. sad but true.
i liked how the storytelling shifted and adapted with the story change that we have between the two groups. the discovery of the different human settlements and their societies is fascinating, thought-provoking and poetic all at once. i loved the ending, even if i had to read it multiple times to be sure. i will miss Dex and Mosscap. :(((
Probably even lower on dramatic tension than the first book, but that's just fine -- that's not what's needed here. Instead we have a gentle journey between various human settlements as the background to Dex and Mosscrops' developing relationship and their respective struggles with making sense of life.
as per title. more stories without the usual american conflicts and cartoony villains. more utopias and less dystopias. more writing that challenges our belief and makes us think, even if shortly, about the possibility of a different world. the relationship between the two characters is beautifully narrated.
My first Becky Chambers book, and I think I finally understand the enthusiasm. Wonderful developing relationship between Dex and Mosscap, lots of nature, and woven throughout the story, and increasing towards the end, the struggle to find meaning in life.
Despite living in a utopia, a dissatisfied monk embarks upon a journey of self-discovery, illuminated by a charmingly inquisitive robot. Felt like a perfect cup of tea, served by a best friend with a warm embrace. This is #solarpunk.