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by Brooke Bolander
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 3 years ago
I knew about the Radium girls and this one riffs off that. I had also read about the elephant (Topsy) killed using electricity. Some sources describe the incident as part of the war of the currents (AC vs DC) but whatever else these are real things that happened. This takes those incidents and wraps...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 3 years ago
I decided to pick this slender volume up because of its recent Nebula win for best novelette. This very much feels like a book centered around an idea more than a story, which isn't a bad thing but is worth noting. This is also a book that asks a lot of questions and posits some interesting answers....
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 4 years ago
The Tor.com Ebook of the Month club was recently brought to my attention (it was here on BL but I forgot by whom), and this was January's pick so I wanted to give it a try and went into it without any prior knowledge. Imaging my surprise when one of the narratives is from the POV of an elephant. Wha...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 5 years ago
Excellent title, yeah? This is my first Anticipated Book for the year. Well, novella, but whatever. Great prose, great visuals, ideas that I'll be turning over in my head for a while. Weird does not begin to cover it. My only complaint is that I'd like for it to have lasted a little longer. Bol...
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