"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."
"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 Very Best Novellas And Then There Were (N-one), by Sarah Pinsker; Uncanny Magazine, Issue 15 (Mar/Apr 2017) At a trans-dimensional conference of Sarah Pinskers, insurance investigator Sarah Pinsker must find out who was responsible for the murder of DJ Sarah Pinsker as an Agatha Christie style-storm confines all the Sarah Pinskers to an island … Continue reading The Best Short SFF: Winter 2017
Rating: 9.4 (out of 10) I must admit I was shocked and a little disappointed when I got through the first chapter of Raven Stratagem. Not because it was bad, mind you; it was just that my memory of the first chapter of Ninefox Gambit – which unceremoniously barrel kicks you into a huge flaming … Continue reading Raven Stratagem (The Machineries of Empire Book 2) by Yoon Ha Lee