No Must Read stories this time, but plenty of other good stuff for your reading pleasure.
"In my opinion the hexarchate/heptarchate should by all rights have fallen over within the first couple centuries or so. The system doesn't encourage stability."
"The structure of Revenant Gun, especially in the early chapters, reflects both the time-displaced nature and splintered personalities of its major players – the young, incomplete Jedao, the split psyche of what has become of Cheris, the immortal, sociopathic Kujen, the crashhawk Brezen – by toggling through a wider roster of perspectives than the previous two books, and through different points in the nine years since the events of Raven Stratagem."
This month is a little short on quantity but long on quality.
Must Read novellas from Martha Wells and Peter Watts carried the last half of the month for me.
"The most striking thing about the scope of “The Freeze-Frame Revolution” is the way it makes the scale of the universe and the wonder of discovery feel like more of a prison than a liberating experience."
All the zines I reviewed in early May, including a must read story from Adrian Simmons in GigaNotoSaurus
If you like classic, procedural-style sci-fi with complex characters and worldbuilding, this is the book for you.
A post-Civil War apocalypse then - Two lukewarm sci-fi mysteries - A post-climate disaster revolution