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  1. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    03 December 2019 - 04:40 PM

    View PostMaark Abbott, on 03 December 2019 - 08:28 AM, said:

    It's pretty huge in scope but my thought was it is primarily a political intrigue story which happens to span a galaxy and feature space navies for combat sequences.



    This is more battle focused than that, but the politics never turn off even during the battles - there's a lot of power-plays and things going on within the fleets/armies and decisions made in the battles count into that.

    Morally, it sounds quite similar- similar calculations are made by the characters here.
  2. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    02 December 2019 - 06:57 PM

    View PostMaark Abbott, on 02 December 2019 - 08:38 AM, said:

    I am getting a Legend of the Galactic Heroes vibe off of that description. Tell me more.



    I'm not familiar with Legend of the Galactic Heroes but from the sounds of it this is a lot less sprawling- the first story is told almost entirely from one PoV, the later books have a couple more- but I'd also bet that Galactic Heroes isn't as morally weird as this.
  3. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    02 December 2019 - 06:03 AM

    View Postamphibian, on 02 December 2019 - 01:29 AM, said:

    It is less of a straightforward space opera and more of a very character focused palace intrigue story with space navy battles taking the place of land wars.

    I quite liked the whole thing and totally understand the usage of space opera, yet it's not a simple "chosen one battles enemies and wins". Yoon Ha Lee is much more like N.K. Jemison (100,000 Kingdoms) than he is like Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game).



    I mean sure but it's far more focused on the big empire battling side of it than a Song of Ice and Fire but you wouldn't question that being epic fantasy. It's also all those other things but it's definitely space opera, with a fairly strong lean towards military SF.

    I love it tbh.
  4. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    01 December 2019 - 10:11 PM

    That feeling was one of the reasons I put the series down for seven years after reading the first one, but having re-read it and then carried on very recently there's good reasons why the first book plays it so careful. It's a bit similar to why the first two and a half books of the Dresden Files are very templat-y and cliche even by the standards of urban fantasy of the time. It's building a base for a lot to go on.
  5. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    01 December 2019 - 12:05 AM

    View PostMaark Abbott, on 30 November 2019 - 03:47 PM, said:

    So I could use some recommendations. Wife wants me to have something to open on Christmas day given that my HK416 Nendoroid doesn't release until next year, so I feel like some books are in order. Got my eye on Dragon's Path, and have budget from her for two more...



    Ninefox Gambit is a space opera with some morally murky machinations to spare, I know you enjoy a touch of darkness. Also lots and lots of weirdness. First of a trilogy.


    Thunderer by Felix Gilman for something not new, but well good and under-read. First half of a duology.

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    Tsundoku 

    22 Jul 2019 - 08:30
    Ermagerd, another year rolls around. Happy birthday.
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    22 Jul 2018 - 00:29
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