Friday, March 24, 2017

326 Challenge: 2

Yesterday... did not go as planned.

This was as far as I'd gotten last night.  But, on the plus side, the handyman came by to replace the broken water heater and we are now no longer limited to 3-minute military showers.

A closed and common orbit by Becky Chambers.  This follows mostly secondary characters from the first book; it's really only a sequel in that the world-building from the first book is integral.  Jumping in at this stage without book one is not recommended.  The author tried to incorporate a few things that didn't quiiiite work: mainly tried to give more detail about an alien culture or something, but didn't allow enough room.  She could have gone into more depth, or, if it started sounding too lecture-y, skipping it altogether would also have been fine in those couple of cases.

Good.  I recommend it to people who liked the first book, and I recommend both to general fiction and casual sci-for readers. No need for a third.

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