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peanutnine
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I managed to limit myself to only two new books today, plus an adorable tote bag
#bookhaul

HeathHof That bag! 😻 1w
Nutmegnc I resisted that bag but I wanted it. Hard! 1w
AmyG Love the bag! 1w
LiteraryinLawrence I have that bag too! 😋 1w
Moll So cute👜😍 1w
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Hooked_on_books
We Are Satellites | Sarah Pinsker
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When a brain implant that allows for more effective multi-tasking, it divides a family and a society, as eventually those without it are discriminated against. This is a great way to look to prejudice and how frankly stupid it is. I really liked this book, my second read from Pinsker, and I look forward to reading more of her books.

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Zoes_Human
Some of the Best of Tor.com 2021: A Tor.com Original | Catherynne M. Valente, Lavie Tidhar, Kate Elliott, Usman T. Malik, Elizabeth Bear, Carrie Vaughn, Annalee Newitz, Daniel Polansky, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Sarah Pinsker, Glen Hirshberg, Peng Shepherd, Kathleen Jennings, Matthew Kressel, G. V. Anderson, 'Pemi Aguda, A. T. Greenblatt, Cheri Kamei, Jasmin Kirkbride, noc, Cooper Shrivastava
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Pickpick

Magnificent collection, start to finish!

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Zoes_Human
Some of the Best of Tor.com 2021: A Tor.com Original | Catherynne M. Valente, Lavie Tidhar, Kate Elliott, Usman T. Malik, Elizabeth Bear, Carrie Vaughn, Annalee Newitz, Daniel Polansky, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Sarah Pinsker, Glen Hirshberg, Peng Shepherd, Kathleen Jennings, Matthew Kressel, G. V. Anderson, 'Pemi Aguda, A. T. Greenblatt, Cheri Kamei, Jasmin Kirkbride, noc, Cooper Shrivastava
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I love, love, love Tidhar‘s Judge Dee stories ❤️📚

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Skeeterisme
We Are Satellites | Sarah Pinsker
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Pickpick

Interesting

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JennO1
Midnight Robber | Nalo Hopkinson
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Midnight Robber came highly recommended. The creole dialect makes it a slow start-it‘s a bit like reading Shakespeare-it takes a few pages to get into the swing of things. The Afro-Caribbean mythology is grabbing my attention, but it‘s going to take me more time to get through than most sci-fi books.

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BC_Dittemore
We Are Satellites | Sarah Pinsker
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Pickpick

A good balance between sci-fi and family drama. We Are Satellites explores the effects technology has on a society increasingly dependent upon it, asking questions such as what will we do to have the latest tech? Is it worth sacrificing our mental health, or our families?

My major scruple is that the characters tend to act how people should act, as opposed to how they might really act, which lends a slight artificiality to the family dynamic.

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Zoes_Human
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Pickpick

An impressive collection of feminist speculative fiction including not only those voices that one would expect (Butler, Le Guin, Tiptree, etc.) but a host of other storytellers who are seldom heard. Thought-provoking and intriguing across the board.

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TheatreSpaz
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This. Was. WILD. I haven't read a book like this in years. Ambitious world-building and fascinating characters. A magical NOLA, a young but brave MC, and a story that blazes ahead while you desperately try to keep up. It was an experience, more than just a book. Trying to distill it down to a couple of sentences is impossible.

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BC_Dittemore
We Are Satellites | Sarah Pinsker
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Agents want comparables.

‘What book/movie/TV show out there is similar to your novel?‘

I really don‘t know. I know the authors who have inspired my writing, but that‘s not good enough, especially if the authors have long since passed.

So, my next run of reads are all novels which sound like they might share something in common with what I‘m shopping to agents.

Starting with We Are Satellites. It sounds promising both as a read and a comp.

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