the best thing in the book is Tzenni – she’s a fabulous heroine, geeky, anxious, focused on her job (engineering) and not at all comfortable with swashbuckling adventures, but someone has to do something, so she does. Her intelligence and humour is mirrored in the narrative voice, which is full of a dry wit that makes me want to categorise the book as a SF novel of manners, only a lot more happens than in your typical novel of manners.
‘SF adventure novel of manners’ is my new favourite description of the books and I shall be using it whenever possible.
Also, if you are in NZ, apparently the Book Depository is the best place to find the books without getting stung with ridiculous shipping charges.
In other news: we have more snow.
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