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The Bone Shard Daughter

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart (Orbit, 2020); audiobook read by Natalie Naudus, Feodor Chin & Emily Woo Zeller (Hachette, 2020) Stewart’s world-building has a certain intrigue (the shifting archipelago setting is a pleasing point of difference), yet the concept of bone-shard magic, which one might expect to drive the plot, proves mostly a curiosity shunted aside in favour…

Hexarchate Stories

Hexarchate Stories by Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris, 2019); audiobook read by Emily Woo Zeller & Brian Nishii (Recorded Books, 2019) A handful of longer pieces showcase the rich SF complexity of Lee’s Hexarchate universe (though even these suggest he should stick to novels). The collection’s remainder is unconscionable filler: random bits of prose—not even especially good prose—masquerading as short stories.…