Date: 2017-08-15 03:46 pm (UTC)
gehayi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gehayi
Does it all end in failure and destruction? Because if it does, I'll skip the third book. I'm tired of downer endings.

Date: 2017-08-16 01:55 am (UTC)
gehayi: (zoesmile (dodo31))
From: [personal profile] gehayi
*looks up the word* Ah, that's a relief. Thank you.

Date: 2017-08-15 05:53 pm (UTC)
thewayne: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thewayne
Boy, I'll bet you loved the dickens out of Cixin Liu's Three Body Problem series! ;-)

Date: 2017-08-16 01:54 am (UTC)
gehayi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gehayi
Never heard of it.

Date: 2017-08-17 10:33 pm (UTC)
jamoche: Prisoner's pennyfarthing bicycle: I am NaN (Default)
From: [personal profile] jamoche
Also the very early SF notion that all life-bearing planets are Earthlike, so that's why aliens will want them. Especially since those aliens live on a place with more extremes than even Doc Smith ever dreamed of - if they could survive there, there's got to be another one of our planets that will do.

Date: 2017-08-15 06:39 pm (UTC)
armiphlage: (Default)
From: [personal profile] armiphlage
Same here; but with our host's comment, I shall give it a try.

Date: 2017-08-15 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kithrup
btw: Jemisin says it's fantasy, and is definitely not earth. This must have been some surprise to Tor, who'd labeled the first book SF.

Date: 2017-08-15 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
When a book wins the Hugo, it's publisher retroactively becomes Tor; this is known as the Ancilliary Principle...

Date: 2017-08-16 12:10 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I'm glad!

Date: 2017-08-16 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kithrup
Me too :).

Date: 2017-08-15 05:51 pm (UTC)
thewayne: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thewayne
I started reading the second book without having read the first as part of this year's Hugo packet. I didn't care for her world building, and didn't like the second person narrative. I've been told that is a growing thing, I hope it dies a rapid death. I've seen it done well, I just don't think this was it.

Date: 2017-08-15 06:14 pm (UTC)
thewayne: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thewayne

While that's fine and dandy, and I'm glad that it's explained, I don't want to slog through two books that I feel that I won't like for that payoff.  There are far too many other books out there for me to read.

Date: 2017-08-16 12:06 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
So does this wind up the series properly?

-awesomeaud

Date: 2017-08-16 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
So if SF often takes the form of fantasies of political agency, this is a fantasy of geological agency?

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