Ninefox Gambit, the bravura opening instalment of the trilogy - and, amazingly, Yoon's debut novel - follows Kel Cheris, a disgraced captain of the Hexarchate, who is given the opportunity to redeem herself by recapturing the formidable Fortress of Scattered Needles. A tale of massacres, madness... show more
Ninefox Gambit, the bravura opening instalment of the trilogy - and, amazingly, Yoon's debut novel - follows Kel Cheris, a disgraced captain of the Hexarchate, who is given the opportunity to redeem herself by recapturing the formidable Fortress of Scattered Needles.
A tale of massacres, madness and mathematics in deep space, this is hard SF quite unlike any other, a truly unique piece of boundary-pushing storytelling and a bold step forward for 21st century SF.
Publish date: 2016-06
Edition language: English
Series: Machineries of Empire (#1)
There are some books that demand your full attention and dedication to reading the monster, but they pay off in the end. They’ll never be books you rave about, but you’re glad you read them for one reason or another. (Aurora, 2312, etc.) And there are books like Ninefox Gambit. They demand full atte...
I genuinely hated this book when I started it. It drops you in the middle of some pretty intricate and confusing world-building, bombards you with jargon, and the rules of our reality just don't seem to apply despite the fact all the characters talk about math constantly. I would read two or three p...
Ninefox Gambit was one of those books for which I'd been waiting with anticipation for what seemed like an age - I'd previously loved short fiction by this author so was eager to see what they could do with the longer form, and the more I heard about it, the more I wanted to get my hands on a copy! ...
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee This book is awesome. And I mean that in the formal sense of the word: my mind is officially blown.There is so much to Ninefox Gambit that it's hard to figure out where to start. The story takes place in a world governed by calendrical systems: in effect, the beliefs,...