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We're a plural system who loves queer & anarchist scifi and trying out shiny new websites.

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No One Is Talking about This (2022, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc) 4 stars

I was at a bookstore in Maribor, where we are taking a little break from cycling, and trying to find anything in English that's even remotely weird scifi. I'm not sure if that's what I found, but this was the one book that spoke to me, soooo. I have mixed feelings about starting this, but I have a cold and will be trying to get rid of that so a lot of reading will probably be happening today and tomorrow. Oh no, I hope I don't run out of this book, too.

Skyward Inn (2022, Rebellion) 3 stars

Idkkkkkkk, in a mostly good way

3 stars

It's.... it took me a long time to get into this one. Then there were some things that I thought were super good, for example the descriptions of manipulation and guilt. And other things.... idk. And that "idk" includes a lot of different stuff. Some political stuff, and some world building stuff, and other... things. I really liked the calm way that not being able to know what is true is handled. I also like that there's some small bits of kinda cute plural-ish stuff.

Norma Desmond (German language, 2002, Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag) 4 stars

Oooh, ich bin überrascht

4 stars

Ich hab irgendwie nur darauf gewartet, dass da etwas passiert, was mich richtig nervt, das ist aber nicht passiert. Also, bis auf das Ende, aber das mag ich auch – mir ist nur das Gefühl von "aber da geht die Geschichte doch erst richtig los??" schwer gefallen.

Dystopie mit viel Überwachung und Patriarchat. Vom Fokus her eher so cis-feministisch, aber tatsächlich, naja, war ich dann von etwas auch diesbezüglich positiv überrascht.

Also... ich mag es.

Skin Folk: Stories (Paperback, 2018, Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy) 5 stars

Throughout the Caribbean there are stories about people who aren't what they seem. Skin gives …

So good

5 stars

I love Hopkinson's stories, and while this collection as a whole didn't blow me away as much as "Falling in Love with Hominids" did, it is still wonderful.

Two stories in this one that I am very fond of are "Slow Cold Chick" and "Fisherman".