PositiveStrange Horizons... a book that is in conversation with a stunning array of current issues ... I have to back up a moment here to praise the efficient, ingenious, and somewhat hilarious way in which Anders dealt with the issue of naming a whole planet of indigenous life and features, as well as solving the science fictionist’s perpetual dilemma around naming future technologies ... Anders’s worldbuilding is dense and rapid-fire ... Anders never turns to a narrative of defeat. Instead, these characters stand back up and try to find another way. Even in the most lightless corners of the night, when every foothold has fallen away, they try. May we all find such strength within ourselves and among each other.
Yoon Ha Lee
RaveThe Strange HorizonRevenant Gun is a great book. I liked it a whole lot. (I immediately added it to my \'favorites\' shelf on Goodreads, a tier occupied by only twenty-four titles, two of which are the previous two books in this trilogy.) Yoon Ha Lee stuck the landing, and in doing so cemented that the Machineries of Empire series is one of the most ambitious and rewarding science fiction series in print ... So, yes, I loved Revenant Gun. I\'ve treasured this trilogy, and am impressed at the ending Yoon Ha Lee accomplished. I am also very greedy, and glad to report that Lee has confirmed he\'s in the middle of writing a collection of short stories within the Machineries of Empire universe, one of which is set directly after Revenant Gun.