2023 In Books: “Agency” by William Gibson
Book 2 of the Jackpot Trilogy. There are things about this series I’m liking less as I go, and some I’m liking more. Unfortunately, I’m not sure the balance is in my favor between those as we head into the third, closing book (which, of course, ain’t out yet). Much like The Peripheral, the first… Continue reading
2023 In Books: “Power and Thrones” by Dan Jones
Dan Jones has carved himself out quite a nice niche writing heavy but definitely still-pop histories on various Middle Ages-based topics, and this book feels like somewhat of a career-defining masterwork for him. It’s real good. And I was pleasantly surprised at that fact; I’ve read some of his other stuff and it ranged, for… Continue reading
2023 In Books: “All the Seas of the World”, by Guy Gavriel Kay
Always a fan of this universe and Kay’s writing in it. If you don’t know Kay’s “thing”, a lot of his novels are set in an alt-Earth that very, very closely hews to the history and stories of our real Earth, often copping historical personages lightly if at all altered for his needs. This allows… Continue reading
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