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: 2016-06-14
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Machineries of Empire (#1)
This is one of those stories that afterwards lingers and makes you rethink how you see the world. It took me a while to get into the story but then it flew. Captain Kel Cheris is disgraced by unconventional tactics; her chance to redeem herself is to host the mind of long-dead tactician Shuos Jedao ...
Can I give this all the stars? No, only five? Okay, then. So I think that the lazy/sloppy world building reviews kept me from finishing this. I thought they were rational and well thought out arguments, and they make me think about how I approach and read books. And how others will appro...
I know I said I had hangups about one of the setups near the start of the book and it still seems odd to me, but overall this book is really good. Once I was past those first few chapters, I was pretty much glued to the book. Cheris is a fairly low-ranking infantry officer in the Hexarchy who is u...
Superb, high intensity plot with wildly interesting world building and compelling characters. This audiobook is great. I bought the sequel as soon as I finished it. Based on reviews I had read, I expected to be lost for a few chapters, but this was not the case. I was hooked from page one. Maybe ...
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...