30 April 2018

Blackfish City; Sam. J. Miller

Blackfish CityBlackfish City by Sam J. Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great dystopian fiction about a floating world, populated with refugees from all over and ruled by a combination of landlords and the equivalent of mob bosses, with an overlay of AI tech. While there are a few too many POVs for my taste, each voice is from a different enough sector of this society that it's not that irritating. Readers of Pullman may think that the polar bear is borrowed from him, but I think it's more a reflection of the climate change that flooded most of the known world. Even that - the climate change - is muted in service of the story about the characters and their lives, how they intertwine and move forward (there's a lovely revenge plot I'll dangle but not spoil).

eARC provided by publisher.

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