So for those of you that don’t know, this novel was a retelling of the Arthurian legends, but through the lens of the 42nd reincarnation of Arthur.
The main story centres around a planetary crime boss and her hired mercenaries, but really it’s about undercutting a bad corporation and helping an indigenous race on the planet escape possible destruction and/or exploitation.
So if the USA wants to remain on top as an economic power house, why not shoot for having one billion Americans?
he first reason I liked it was that Obama is definitely a people person and it really shows. Every person who is introduced, from his staff, to soldiers he meets, to foreign leaders get a paragraph about that person.
The whole novella is centred around the relationship of Scholar Dieu and a tiger (who can turn into a human, it works okay) named Ho Thi Tao.
So the full title is Village Atheists: How America’s Unbelievers made their way in a a Godly Nation, and while it’s more academic in scope, it’s still so entirely readable.
Anyway, I didn’t hate it, but at the same time, I don’t want to read something like it anytime soon.
What the book describes is the Simulmatics company, which got its life by trying to model the behaviour of electors in the 1960 election for the Democrats. But basically, it wasn’t a very good company, partly due to people and partly down to it basically being too early for its own good.
So what’s it about. At its heart is a Faustian bargain: Addie gives her soul to an old god in exchange for time and freedom. She’s in 18th century France and about to be shipped off to marry the town widower and it’s not what she wants for her life
Jillian is a young girl who has anxiety. She’s trying to keep it all together for a take your kid to work day, because her parents have the coolest job: they go to other planets to collect resources