A short, easy YA novel without a whole lot of plot.
ea of Tranquility takes places across several periods in time, following a set of interconnected characters (a little bit like The Glass Hotel). I really enjoyed the central physics-y question at the heart of the book, which is basically are we living in a simulation.
A Prayer for the Crown Shy is the second in the Robot and Monk series by Becky Chambers, and just like the first book, it is just absolutely delightful.
Impress of the Seventh Surge starts in a very familiar world, as the story centres around a pandemic
It’s not really alternative history, but it’s using history to tell another story of the mysterious Kibsu – women with incredible strength and knowledge but who are apparently stranded on earth.
The Hidden Palace is the sequel to the wonderful The Golem and the Djinni, and is itself, utterly delightful.
mining system orbiting Jupiter. However, after a battle with ‘aliens’ it is captured and everything it thinks it knows slowly unravels throughout the course of the novel.
I’m not sure how Becky Chambers does it, but in such a compact little book, she built a world that was at once familiar and very new.
I thought it was a short story collection, but really it was two stories.
A Desolation Called Peace is the sequel to the immensely satisfying A Memory Called Empire. How I describe the series to other people is basically diplomatic science fiction.