A new column over at Tor.com.
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Jernau Morat Gurgeh is bored of winning, a master of strategy and tactics who can beat anyone at almost any game. When Special Circumstances approach him to represent the Culture in the vicious Empire of Azad – home to a complex Game so revered the winner is made Emperor – he can’t say no. 1,155 more words
Title: The Ninth Rain (The Winnowing Flame #1)
Author: Jen Williams
Release date: 23rd February 2017
The thing about Jen Williams is that she…1,033 more words
Warning: all the spoilers for The Great Wall.
When I first heard about The Great Wall, I rolled my eyes and dismissed it as yet another exploitative tale of Western exceptionalism where the white guy comes in, either insults or co-opts the local culture, saves the day and gets the girl, all while taking a role originally intended for or grossly better suited to a person of colour. 1,975 more words
Double whammy confession time: I hadn’t previously read Philip K Dick’s classic, and I don’t much like Blade Runner. Spot the obvious problem though: I have… 1,277 more words