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Constellation Games

Review:

Re­mind­ed me of Year Ze­ro, which is a very good thing.

Very in­ter­est­ing point of view about a first con­tac­t, even if it's of course, in may ways, a trans­par­ent nerd self­-re­al­iza­tion fan­ta­sy.

Spe­cial­ly loved the at­tempts at de­scrib­ing games just on the edge of in­com­pre­hen­si­bil­i­ty. If they were made less un­der­stand­able, there's no plot. If they were more hu­man, then it's not fun.

Go­ing to read the ex­tra free con­tent avail­able at the book's site.

Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga, #15)

Review:

Re­mem­ber when the Vorkosi­gan books were about some­one hav­ing an ad­ven­ture, and char­ac­ters do­ing in­ter­est­ing things?

Well, that was then. Now these books tend to be more about the char­ac­ters re­mem­ber­ing pre­vi­ous ad­ven­tures, and run­ning in­to char­ac­ters that did in­ter­est­ing things in oth­er book­s.

Fi­nal­ly around the 60% mark, a sort of plot is put in mo­tion, and some things hap­pen. But the stakes seem low, the risk seems lit­tle.

I adore the Vorkosi­gan se­ries, but this book is not good.


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