I absolutely loved Ann Leckie’s Raadch trilogy, and Provenance is a worthy addition to her universe.
I just wish the publishers had gone with a less shouty blurb/cover/testimonial approach.
“POWER. THEFT. PRIVILEGE. BIRTHRIGHT.” is ridiculously over-the-top for what is essentially an introverted and subtle political-space drama!
As usual, all it took to restore my faith in humanity was a visit to the local library.
Hag-seed (2016) is such a fun novel, and so well written.
I think I may be finally ready to deep dive into the big ones: Alias Grace, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Blind Assassin …
So much to read, so little time.
Do you remember Australian music in the 1980s? Is your worldview permanently coloured by the music videos from that profoundly day-glo era?
How, then, to sum up that era in just seven songs? Well, listen and learn fashionistas.
The 7-day 1980s Music Challenge began, for me, as it always does: with a sultry smash hit from my final year of school, 1989.
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Despite the tranquil setting, Farstaviken is one of the most polluted bays in Sweden, thanks to the pollution caused by runoff from the (now closed) porcelain factory.
Residents of the area have been engaging in some community activism to halt the runoff but, so far, to no avail.
It’s all very depressing.