@catship I think her Hugo-winning short story, "Cat Pictures Please", clarkesworldmagazine.com/kritzer_01_15/, is an essential complement to said book. (I haven't read the novel yet but it's On The List!)
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A woman standing next to me has a moldy radish that she must have brought just for this moment, and she flings it at one of the riot cops in front of us.
— The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
I bookmarked this passage to post later, and now is later.. it still makes me smile.
Eclipse of the crescent moon by Gárdonyi, Géza
In 1541,the crown of Hungary is up for grabs. King John, seeing that the Austrians were attacking with an innumerable …
@LizAndra Another excellent audio experience for this book is Sir Patrick Stewart's one-person show!
I like how Gussie's obsession with newts is supposed to be The Most Boring Thing Ever, but every time he goes off on a tangent about them my reaction is "please tell me more, this is much more interesting than your upper class twit friends are".
But hope is good strong drink, especially when you can get someone else to buy it for you.
— A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (Page 260)
I did try saying things like, “I won’t bite,” only I said it while seething, so the message that actually got conveyed was that biting would be mild by comparison with whatever I would do instead.
— The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik (Page 150)
This line of dialog, with the pronouns slightly shifted to get the POV characters right, would work in a Wodehouse novel describing an interaction between Bertie Wooster and Rodrick Spode.
Lote by Shola von Reinhold
Lush and frothy, incisive and witty, Shola von Reinhold’s decadent queer literary debut immerses readers in the pursuit of aesthetics …
The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik
Return to the Scholomance - and face an even deadlier graduation - in the stunning sequel to the ground-breaking, Sunday …
The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik
The one thing you never talk about while you’re in the Scholomance is what you’ll do when you get out. …
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) …
Conventions of War (Dread Empire's Fall) by Walter Jon Williams
The universe has fallen into bloody chaos now that the dread empire of the tyrannical Shaa is no more -- …
The sundering by Walter Jon Williams
The Dread Empire of the Shaa is no more, following the death of the last oppressor. But freedom remains elusive …