marthawells: (The Serpent Sea)
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So, The Murderbot Diaries: Exit Strategy was reviewed in the New York Times!

I came late to these novellas, and during a difficult month this year I read almost nothing else. Murderbot’s voice, a beautiful blend of exhausted cynicism and deep, helpless love, was the only thing that felt like both a match to my mood and an appropriate response to the events provoking it. Murderbot has no illusions about the way the world works and will say so blisteringly, but remains so passionately committed to the people it loves and doing what’s right that I kept welling up in response. Its angry, poignant point of view, wrapped up in sharp, short bites of space adventure, is utterly addictive, and I’m genuinely delighted — as well as a little relieved — that the series’ success has greenlit a full-length Murderbot novel, so that I don’t yet have to bid it goodbye.

And I posted some pictures of my office this morning because I was bored:

Date: 2018-11-30 10:40 pm (UTC)
esteefee: (cyborg)
From: [personal profile] esteefee
oh wow...what a perfect capture of why I love your Murderbot. ♥ and in the NYTimes yet! woot!

Date: 2018-12-01 12:15 am (UTC)
sam_gardener: The catbus from My Neighbor Totoro. (Default)
From: [personal profile] sam_gardener
Congrats! :-)

Date: 2018-12-01 04:23 am (UTC)
mount_oregano: Let me see (Default)
From: [personal profile] mount_oregano
I'm waiting for the novel!

Date: 2018-12-01 04:42 am (UTC)
rhi: Blue, white, and purple tulips in bloom (blue and purple flowers)
From: [personal profile] rhi
What a wonderful review! Congrats!!

Date: 2018-12-01 06:25 am (UTC)
dranon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dranon
Very nice review, and well deserved. Also, that looks like a very cozy office.
Edited Date: 2018-12-01 06:26 am (UTC)

Date: 2018-12-02 12:27 am (UTC)
playswithworms: (Default)
From: [personal profile] playswithworms
Yes, what that person said. Seconded! :)

Date: 2018-12-02 07:04 am (UTC)
nenya_kanadka: commas & apostrophes in sex positions (@ comma sutra)
From: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka
Yes! That's a lot of what I love about it too.

Date: 2018-12-02 03:50 pm (UTC)
aughoti: Sunset at Ka'anapali (kaanapali)
From: [personal profile] aughoti
I was definitely bouncing on your behalf -- NYT review! And they really liked it, and got it!

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