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Wild Woila

wildwoila@wyrms.de

Joined 3 months ago

I have #mecfs so I have a lot of time for reading, mostly #fantasy and #SciFi but I'm happy to dip into nearly anything.

Ratings: 1 star: I didn't like it 2 stars: it was okay 3 stars: I liked it 4 stars: I really liked it 5 stars: it was brilliant

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The Girl in The Tower (Paperback, 2018, Del Rey) 4 stars

"The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now …

Witch girl seeks freedom in mediaeval Rus

4 stars

Witch girl seeks freedom from mediaeval Rus strictures, but her naivety & heedlessness prove her undoing. Still, she saves the day! Less fairytale, more political than prequel. Still excellent.

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Summertime (Paperback, Penguin) 4 stars

A different kind of nature writing, for a different kind of landscape.

I went and …

Recalls the interminable fear

4 stars

"Summertime" Danielle Celermajer. 4 stars. Meditations on the 2019/20 #bushfires. Captures well the colossal scale, and the interminable fear. Coins the useful term "omnicide" for the destruction that we are all responsible for, and which permeates everything.

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Rhythm of War (2020, Tor Books) 5 stars

Mental health in a fantasy!

4 stars

A #fantasy where mental health takes centre stage! Shallan's dissociative disorder is particularly well done. Solid fare as usual, with some interesting sciencing, though the cosmic machinations are overly obscure. Very inefficient at 1200 pages.

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Red Rising (Hardcover, 2014, Del Rey) 3 stars

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of …

Recycled ideas

3 stars

Recycled ideas: hierarchical oppression, revolution, infiltration, proving ground. Reasonably done, but takes time to build up a good head of steam.

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built (EBook, 2021, Tom Doherty Associates) 4 stars

It’s been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; …

A perfect cup of #solarpunk tea

5 stars

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.

Sword of Destiny (Paperback, 2015, Orion Publishing Group) 4 stars

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a …

Women in a witcher's life

3 stars

Emotionally stunted monster slayer begrudgingly discovers his soft side: lovelorn for his ex (an obstinate sorceress), and dedicated accidental guardian to a dauntless princess, destiny's fulcrum.

Trinity (Paperback, 1983, Bantam) 3 stars

From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, …

The beginning of the end of the colonial project

3 stars

Captures the first crack in the English colonial project, in Ireland. Very accessible history, if one-sided. The heroic protagonist is too good at everything, and the ending is awkwardly sudden. Poor bastards.