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Revenant Gun
Revenant Gun | Yoon Ha Lee
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DEATH AND NEW BEGINNINGS Shuos Jedao is awake. and nothing is as he remembers. In his mind hes a teenager, a cadeta nobody. But he finds himself in the body of an old man, a general controlling the elite forces of the hexarchate, and the most fearedand reviledman in the galaxy. Jedao carries orders from Hexarch Nirai Kujen to re-conquer the fractured pieces of the hexarchate on his behalf. But he has no memory of ever being a soldier, let alone a general, and the Kel soldiers under his command hate him for a massacre he cant remember committing. Kujens friendliness cant hide the fact that hes a tyrant. And whats worse, Jedao and Kujen are being hunted by an enemy who knows more about Jedao and his crimes than he does himself...
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lorannen
Revenant Gun | Yoon Ha Lee

Finished this one today after prolonging the inevitable most of the week. It was so so good and now I'm just very sad and feeling bereft now that it's over!

lorannen Of course I have the short story collection on deck next 1mo
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UnabridgedPod
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Yoon Ha Lee's Revenant Gun is the third and final book of a trilogy that still, quite often, confuses me. There are large swaths of this series that I don't understand . . . but it doesn't matter. (When I make statements like this, I always think about Stephen King, in On Writing, talking about Cormac McCarthy.) This science fiction trilogy is "math-y" and focused on a series of calendars and their impacts on the universe and a world ⬇️

UnabridgedPod that just escapes my comprehension. But it's also about conformity and resistance of it, about the possibility for redemption, about the role of our relationships with individuals and how they might impact our societies. The continuing saga of Jadao, who has been reborn over centuries in a series of bodies because of both the hatred of his world and of his world's attempts to use him for their own devices, ⬇️ 4mo
UnabridgedPod is--for me--both empathetic and sympathetic. I also appreciated the discussion of what it means to be human (shout out to my sci fi lit class during interterm at Bridgewater College!). Brilliant, affecting science fiction. And fiction. 4mo
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Carolyn11215
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I did it - finished the last of the Hugo 2019 best novels and did my ranked voting last night! I really liked Revenant Gun, which was unexpected, as I did not enjoy the first book in the series, Ninefox Gambit. I plan to participate in the nom process for the 2020 Hugos and would love suggestions for how to tackle eligible books (a bunch in my TBR list already on Goodreads) and some reading buddies if anyone else is planning to do this!

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Carolyn11215
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Working on the last novel I need to read in order to vote on best novel for Hugo Awards. Wasn‘t a fan of the first book in the series but really enjoyed the second and this one has also captured my attention. Voting may be harder than I originally thought. #hugo2019

kwmg40 I'm having a hard time deciding on my votes too. I'm not sure if Revenant Gun will go to the top of my list, but I really loved it. 5mo
Carolyn11215 @kwmg40 glad to hear that I‘m not the only one grappling with how to vote! 5mo
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JPeterson
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When you don‘t want to read any book you currently own, so you buy the last book in a trilogy you *need* to finish. Happy Friday. 🤓

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Squidapus
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What the heck! Revenant Gun is both the best book in the series and the most frustrating because SO MUCH important stuff happens that we never knew about through two other books! Squidapus found this easily the best written one with the most fascinating developments and best characterization. So many of the characters finally come into their own here (Brezan, Inesser, Mikodez, Kujen, SO MUCH CHERIS) that it's criminal it ends after all this growth

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Settings
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Liked the first one best but this was still good.

Very moving ending.

2018 BSFA award nominee

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AiBBot
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If you want a sci-fi book that glorifies power and dehumanizes war, do not read this book. If you want to finish an amazing trilogy inspired by the fight against self promoting power maintained through terror of death to the non-compliant (heretics) on a calendar based ‘holidays‘/remembrances, one fucked up mission for eternal life, creators enslaving their creations, and the glories of Math, you should read this amazing book.

SailorMoon Ceiling of the Bellagio in Vegas? 😍 10mo
AiBBot Yes @SailorMoon I have never experienced anything like it. #chihuly is genius. I must go to Seattle soon. (edited) 10mo
SailorMoon He is!!! I was completely overwhelmed by such beauty!!! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I love Chihuly! Was just showing someone my pics from his Seattle Garden + Glass site. His work is amazing! 10mo
AiBBot @BarbaraTheBibliophage Trip to Seattle In the works! 10mo
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suzisteffen
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Sometimes I have wondered if the last few sentences of this book weren‘t the reason for the entire series. It‘s been long enough since it came out that I‘ve read a few hundred books since then and it was a bit of a surprise to reread - I had forgotten what happened to Kjeren, Cheris, Jedao the second, etc. I still don‘t quite understand the Revenant and its servitors, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Something to think about. Love. This. Superb. Trilogy.

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suzisteffen
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Wait no I love this one too; I just wanted more Cheris, but we get more EVERYTHING.

suzisteffen “It” is a robot, of a sort. 10mo
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carolynnrising
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Lovelovelovelovelove

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imyril
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#RRSciFiMonth Day 9: unity and freedom. Machineries of Empire is a brilliant space opera looking at how we create, control and corrupt our societies. It‘s also about resistance and reform, so it seems appropriate today.

(happy re-unification day, Germany!)

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ssravp
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I‘m surprised that I made it the whole way through the entire series. I was so confused most of the time. I think it will be awhile before I get into more hard sci-fi.

shanaqui Aww... I do love these books. I don't really view them as hard scifi, though: I think all the math/technology is pretty much magic in space. 1y
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MagneticCrow
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Just finished rereading this trilogy. I loved it. My only complaint is that the pacing was rushed in this one - Lee is usually so masterful at pacing. This felt like it should have been two novels instead of one, & a number of scenes could have been more powerful if given some more room to breath. A beautiful termination to the series, nonetheless. One that plants the seeds for another book...? (I can hope)

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thebeercolonel
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Thrilling queer clever heartfelt ending to a majestic trilogy. Proper first class hard sci fi .

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asoftskeleton
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YES. I‘m gonna miss these losers so much 😭😭😭🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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cmckinnon
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I‘m sad because this series is done. I loved these books and really want more stories in this universe.

AiBBot I am so excited to read this! 1y
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Sue
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I‘m so happy this is here in time for the weekend!

Lizpixie Is this the third book in the NineFox Gambit series? 1y
Sue @Lizpixie It sure is!!! I‘ve been looking forward to it very much. 1y
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shanaqui
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Can't decide which books to take into the bath? Okay! All of them shall sit by the bath and I'll just alternate. (No doubt it'll mostly be Revenant Gun, but if I need a break from having my mind blown...)

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slightlyfoxed
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#FriyayIntro
1. Entitled library patrons and self-serving city politics.
2. Considering my every visit to Target is marked by aimless wandering culminating in random purchases, there‘s really no telling.
3. Tagged book! I‘ve really enjoyed the Machineries of Empire series so far, and I‘m excited for the third book.
4. A loaded baked potato - dinner for lazy people.