packetcat reads 2022 Week 32 – Edges by Linda Nagata

Pages: 441
Purchased from: Kobo

I really like the settting for this book, however the plot execution leaves much to be desired. The characters are boring and don’t get any interesting development over the course of the entire book. The plot also feels like its dragging on for most of the book. It didn’t get mildly interesting until the last quarter of the book. Meh.

packetcat reads 2022 Week 30 – Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Pages: 586
Purchased from: Kobo

A very intriguing world with interesting characters. However, this one had the problem that first books in a new series sometimes have which is that about half the book is essentially doing worldbuilding. That is not to say that events did not happen in the first half of the book but it definitely felt everything was happening to the service of explaining some aspect of the world. It felt a bit weird.

Regardless of that I would definitely love to read the next book in the series to see what the author does with this world and characters now that a lot of the world building is out of the way.

packetcat reads 2022 Week 28 – Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Pages: 607
Purchased from: Kobo

This book deals with so many different sci-fi oriented topics and yet it manages to tell a story that is compelling all the way to the end. The folly of human behaviour, the burdens of the passage of time, fracturing of identity over millennia, language, religion, evolution of species and its interaction with a species on the brink of extinction. Tchaikovsky weaves an intricate web using all of this and yet keeps the story easy to follow with distinct and clear perspective shifts that are never out of place.

That is an extremely high level overview of what the book deals with in the course of its narrative. I can’t go into further detail here without entering spoiler territory and this is a book I really don’t want to spoil for folks. If you enjoy reading sci-fi at all, you should definitely put this one on your wishlist/to-read list.