Bonitinho. Enola é uma heroína simpática -- acho que teria gostado bastante desse livro se tivesse lido quando criança -- e torço para que ela e CecilBonitinho. Enola é uma heroína simpática -- acho que teria gostado bastante desse livro se tivesse lido quando criança -- e torço para que ela e Cecily vivam felizes para sempre no futuro. Às vezes a tradução parece escorregar, mas como o livro é curto não chega a incomodar tanto....more
This was a very good read, and I was glad to see it translated to Portuguese.
I wondered why conception was such a concern for a character who can conThis was a very good read, and I was glad to see it translated to Portuguese.
I wondered why conception was such a concern for a character who can control her body to the extent that Onyesonwu can. I also got the impression that certain things about the ending happen because the plot says so: (view spoiler)[Onye can't beat daddy so that Mwita can get killed so that she can have a big showdown out of grief (hide spoiler)]. I liked the development of her friends and her mother and that it turns out that Onye isn't the only woman who has powerful magic.
I think it says something about my preconceptions that to me the book read more like "Africa with magic, 15 minutes into the future" than a post-apocalyptic scenario.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
There were a few stories that I didn't like at all, but overall, a nice collection.
As Good as New - Charlie Jane Anders. Nice, but didn't really stickThere were a few stories that I didn't like at all, but overall, a nice collection.
As Good as New - Charlie Jane Anders. Nice, but didn't really stick to my memory.
The End of the End of Everything - Dale Bailey. Depressing, but that's it.
Mrs Sorensen and the Sasquatch - Kelly Barnhill. This was sweet and funny at times, but it frustrates me a bit that it's a story about a magical woman seen from a distance, instead of her being the actual protagonist.
Sleep Walking Now and Then - Richard Bowes. I think it's missing something, just like the play.
Daughter of Necessity - Marie Brennan. Excellent retelling.
Brisk Money - Adam Christopher. I liked this a lot, it was so clever as "technoir", but I've a feeling that there's a plothole in how the tech works.
A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Trade-Offs for the Overhaul of the Barricade - John Chu. This was one of a couple of stories that I think don't work so well for me because I'm not a visual reader.
The Color of Paradox - A.M. Dellamonica. I liked this one.
The Litany of Earth - Ruthanna Emrys. An excellent story that I'd already read on Tor's site. I'd love to read more stories in this version of Lovecraft's universe.
A Kiss with Teeth - Max Gladstone. I remember reading this on the website. I like the ending.
A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or When You Wish Upon a Star - Kathleen Ann Goonan. This was too mainstream for my taste. I'd probably cry my eyes out if I read parts of this in someone's autobiography.
Cold Wind - Nicola Griffith. I liked this a lot.
The Tallest Doll in New York City Maria Dahvana Headley. Weird.
Where the Trains Turn - Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen. The thing with the trains was really creepy and the plot is good, but the narrator is utterly unlikeable, even if she has reasons.
Combustion Hour - Yoon Ha Lee. Another story where I think I'd get more if I pictured things as I read. Still, nice.
Reborn - Ken Liu. I'd already read this on Tor's site and liked it a lot. I was struck by how alien the aliens are, even though I can intellectually understand them.
Midway Relics and Dying Breeds - Seanan McGuire. This was nice. I'd like to see the anime version of this.
Anyway: Angie - Daniel José Older. This seems like a part of a bigger story.
The Mothers of Voorhisville - Mary Rickert. The entire plot depends on nobody talking to anybody, including the men. If these people aren't under a spell, they're incredibly stupid.
Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome - John Scalzi. I'm curious to read the novel now.
Among the Thorns - Veronica Schanoes. Very nice retelling/sequel.
The Insects of Love - Genevieve Valentine. I liked this.
Sleeper - Jo Walton. Another story that seemed a part of something bigger.
The Devil in America - Kai Ashante Wilson. There's a subplot that I think should have been either expanded or cut entirely.
In the Sight of Akresa - Ray Wood. Another unlikeable narrator and not enough SF for me.
A Cup of Salt Tears - Isabel Yap. This was very lovely....more
This was a nice, fast read, and I liked the mystery and the spookiness. But it suffered from too much detail about previous books and/or other charactThis was a nice, fast read, and I liked the mystery and the spookiness. But it suffered from too much detail about previous books and/or other characters in the series (which I haven't read). Also the illustrations make the character look younger than she is....more
I liked the concept of the stories, but the author's style combined with the pacing didn't work for me. My favorites were The Sea Troll's Daughter andI liked the concept of the stories, but the author's style combined with the pacing didn't work for me. My favorites were The Sea Troll's Daughter and The Steam Dancer....more