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message 1: by Shel, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Shel (shel99) | 2118 comments Mod
Post here to discuss Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear. Spoilers ahead!

message 2: by Shel, Moderator (new) - rated it 4 stars

Shel (shel99) | 2118 comments Mod
I finished this one last night and it was a really fun ride! I just loved every character (and apparently some of them are loosely based on actual historical figures). I know that our practice is to categorize our books by the top genre listed on the Goodreads page, but I don't know that I'd really call this science fiction. It's steampunk for sure, but the steampunk gadgets seem to be run more on magic than science, so to me it felt more like fantasy. Didn't lessen my enjoyment though!

message 3: by Chris, Moderator (new) - rated it 2 stars

Chris (heroncfr) | 492 comments Mod
I just couldn't get into this. The Wild West/Seattle setting was interesting, but the steampunk elements didn't fit seamlessly (see what I did there …. a sewing machine joke!). None of the characters particularly appealed to me. I'm not sorry I read this, but it was just ok for me.

aPriL does feral sometimes  (cheshirescratch) | 214 comments I liked that it was set in Seattle.

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