It's a review book for the related works category. I forgot Provenance at home and am at the summer house for the rest of the week.
Finishing Provenance and Crash Override will be at the top of my to do list, and this one as well. Another excerpt, and I'm enjoying it more than I usually enjoy nonfiction.
"Perhaps it is in the tradi- tion of cyberpunk, but it doesn’t have the garish obsession with its own cool shit, or the in-your-face swagger I associate with that subgenre."
So the garish obsession with it's own cool shit and the in-your-face swagger of cyberpunk? Liz speaks of them a bit dismissively, and that's okay: they're thing she doesn't like. But she nailed two of the superficial literary kinks I have. I think it's fair to point out because she lists her kinks and there's an argument for subjective reviews - like Liz's - to become conversations where other people point out what they like in the introduction to this book.
I also ordered this from the ILL and it will be my third priority, but right now it's Provenance, Crash Override, Sleeping with Monsters - although I've yet to finish the excerpts/books included in the packet in this category - and then moving onto more Hugo reading.
This story has lots of adventure, spying, and romance. I loved Aideen's spirit and determination as she tried to get through to Alex. The Duke had such a firm stance on his past that I had to admire him, but it was satisfying when he began to see beyond his past. I recommend this story and look forward to more in this series.
I received a copy of this story as a gift, and it is a Book Obsessed Chick Star Review selection. This is my unsolicited review.