Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Belated Tuesday Reviews
Polar Bear Dawn by Lyle Nicholson - Four stars
Good detective story with excellent descriptions of the settings. Bernadette has her hands full when financial and petroleum interests try to use the invention of a scientist to manipulate the trade of oil stocks and the scientist has his own ideas. I tended to skim over the parts about the weapons people used. There were lots of bodies. Although we were in the heads of several of the players, we never really got to know most of them.
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin - Five stars
I'm so glad this trilogy had an ending that was the logical conclusion to this saga. The writing is superb. The combinations of second person for Essun and third for her daughter, Nassun, and of course first for the narrator, Hoa work to separate the three stories that are all part of the same story. As a scientist, I'd like to know more about how the Plutonic Engine worked, but don't need that to comprehend what's happening. This is the first of Jemisin's work that I've read, but I'll definitely read more. Loved it.