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Aliette de Bodard

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Aliette de Bodard was born in the United States, and grew up in France. She studied computer science and applied mathematics at Ecole Polytchnique, one of France's top engineering schools. She began writing fiction to distract herself from her classwork, and completed two novels before finishing näytä lisää her studies. She is a system engineer and writer of speculative fiction. Her works include the Obsidian and Blood trilogy and The House of Shattered Wings. Her short fiction has received two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award, and a British Science Fiction Award. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Series Info/Source: This is a stand alone book. I got a copy of this on ebook from NetGalley to review.

Thoughts: This was a bit different from what I was expecting...if I am being honest I wasn't really sure what to expect since I hadn't read this author before. I ended up liking this although in the beginning I found it a bit confusing.

This follows a couple different characters, both Navigators of different clans who are assigned to hunt down a tangler (a huge beast that can take out who cities across the universe). Viet Nhi and Hac Cuc are from different clans but are assigned to the same team. As they work through personality issues on the team and face impossible challenges, they realize that there are more politics going on behind the scenes than they were originally led to believe.

The beginning of this is a bit of an info-dump and a bit confusing. As with a lot of sci-fi, you have a lot of terms thrown at you that are new and not very well explained. Fortunately, it is pretty easy to get this sorted out after the first couple chapters. Although, I still never really understood what exactly made the Navigator clans different (yes they have Shadows and can open gates but how did they get different from other human factions?). The other thing I struggled with were the names. You'll have to pardon my American ignorance here, but I believe these are Vietnamese inspired names? I had to re-read all the character names a lot and really put in effort to make sure I kept them straight throughout the story. By the mid-point, I felt more comfortable with them.

This starts out as a sort of hunt/space battle but then changes into something else as politics get involved. While the premise of betrayal and rebellion that the story follows wasn't all that unique, I did enjoy the characters and the setting. This ends up being more of a romance than anything else. There is also a theme of conflicting personalities learning to work together towards the same goal. Our characters are split in to clans and initially there is quite a bit about the characteristics unique to those clans. However, the longer the characters are together, the more you see that everyone has the same goals but different strengths and weaknesses.

There is a lot packed into this short novella. I found it interesting and entertaining despite some of the initial struggles I mentioned above. The story was different from what I was expecting but not in a bad way. This was a nice break from all the historical fantasy I have been reading. I did struggle with the flow of the writing a bit at points, but it wasn't enough to detract from the story.

My Summary (4/5): Overall I liked this and found it entertaining. I did struggle a bit with all the sci-fi terms thrown at the reader initially, and I also struggled to keep names straight because they were so foreign to me. I enjoyed the world-building and characters here and was surprised at how much story was packed in to this novella. I ended up enjoying this, although I was a bit surprised by how much romance was in here. I did enjoy the theme of a team of misfits learning to work together. This was a creative and intriguing read. I think I might seek out more stories by Bodard if I am in the mood for a different sort of sci-fi story.
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krau0098 | 1 muu arvostelu | Jun 13, 2024 |
There is so much rich material for a novel here! We have a dangerous sentient ship, disappearing children, twisted family dynamics, cult-like behaviors, and a mysterious beauty captivating our heroine. Unfortunately ninety-six pages is not enough for the story to reach its full potential; it's still a very good read, but it could have been an outstanding one had it been longer.

Received via NetGalley.
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amanda4242 | May 21, 2024 |
I picked this one up to read when I did because the Aliette de Bodard story was on various awards lists this year. I enjoyed that story, though the rest of the magazine was not as enjoyable for me. There were some pieces I liked more than others, but in general this issue was not a favorite. Lots of the pieces were not my style or confused me.
 
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ca.bookwyrm | Apr 30, 2024 |
I have to admit that this short read stretched me somewhat, I'm a bit too comfortable in the space that is Western SFF, there's an ease and a familiarity with Western Fantasy and SF that I don't have with other fantasy, and I know that that western fantasy sometimes gets my own culture wrong (oh so wrong) and I'm reluctant to really criticise this books handling of culture. It is a book more about political machinations rather than the people and that really isn't my thing. It also felt like part of a story, a novel trying to get out and give me more. It's an interesting future she presents and I have enjoyed other stories in it. I'm looking forward to reading more but I don't think it will get my top vote for Hugo Series.
It's a story about a lost Citadel and a daughter who lost her mother and about war at the borders. It's full of people with different reasons for wanting to find the truth and a truth that could harm.
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