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Canadian; love horror, sci-fi, historical fiction, urban magic, and science non-fiction

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reviewed System Collapse by Martha Wells (The Murderbot Diaries, #7)

Martha Wells: System Collapse (EBook, 2023, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom) 4 stars

Am I making it worse? I think I'm making it worse.

Everyone's favorite lethal SecUnit …

Always fun to visit our friend the MurderBot

5 stars

I'll be honest - I can't remember much from the previous books, especially not any details about the many human characters. But MurderBot is such a fun person to listen to talk, it doesn't really matter.

reviewed The World We Make by N. K. Jemisin (Great Cities, #2)

N. K. Jemisin: The World We Make (Hardcover, 2022, Orbit) 3 stars

All is not well in the city that never sleeps. Even though the avatars of …

A simplistic narrative that maybe was better off not written

2 stars

In her acknowledgements, Jemisin says she finished this book out of "sheer bloody minded stubbornness", and it shows. The book feels more like a rant, with simplistic politics and a black and white view of the world, lacking any shred of nuance (all white straight people are racists, all cops are evil, all immigrants are kind hearted). It's tiring, and a couples of times I was ready to DNF this book. Sorry I didn't. This book was better left unwritten, even if it meant leaving the first book hanging off a cliffhanger.