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Malka Older

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Includes the name: Malka Ann Older


Værker af Malka Older

Infomocracy (2016) 825 eksemplarer
The Mimicking of Known Successes (2023) 263 eksemplarer
Null States (2017) 212 eksemplarer
State Tectonics (2018) 164 eksemplarer
Tear Tracks: A Tor.Com Original (2015) 21 eksemplarer
...and Other Disasters (2019) 18 eksemplarer
Machina (2020) 7 eksemplarer
The Black Box (2016) 4 eksemplarer
The Faceless Body (2019) 4 eksemplarer
Trade Deal (2018) 3 eksemplarer
The Rupture (2016) 3 eksemplarer
Embodied 3 eksemplarer
Refugees (2018) 2 eksemplarer
Assassination (2018) 2 eksemplarer
Candidate Y 1 eksemplar
Narrative Disorder 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Some of the Best from 2015 Edition (2016) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2023 (2023) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
Twelve Tomorrows (2018) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
New Suns 2: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (2023) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Make Shift: Dispatches from the Post-Pandemic Future (2021) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Tomorrow's Parties: Life in the Anthropocene (Twelve Tomorrows) (2022) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Up and Coming: Stories by the 2016 Campbell-Eligible Authors (2016) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver23 eksemplarer
Apex Magazine 121 (January 2021) (2021) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Sampler (2016) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 32: January/February 2020 (2020) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Some of the Best from 15th Anniversary Edition (2023) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Bridge to Elsewhere (2022) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Current Futures: A Sci-Fi Ocean Anthology — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Wired Magazine (January 2017) (2016) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Queer Space Force (2021) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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This is the cozy, queer, Holmesian space mystery I didn't know I wanted to read until now. I just loved every part of this book!! If you enjoy authors like Becky Chambers or Martha Wells then "The Mimicking of Known Successes" is a must-read.
deborahee | 17 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
While investigating a mysterious disappearance, Inspector Mossa follows a trail to Valdegeld, her former university, and seeks out Pleiti, a former lover, now an academic at the university. Pleiti agrees to help Mossa in her investigations around Valdegeld, which could lead to immediate danger, but also long-term happiness for both.

This mystery takes place on a terraformed Jupiter, or rather, a series of human-made platforms connected by railcar rings hovering over the gas giant. It's explained that, because of the interference from the planetary emissions, wireless communication is not possible, so the story has the feel of a golden age mystery in many details of the setting: tea and scones in cozy academic quarters, rushing to catch the train on a stormy evening, etc. I enjoyed this aspect of the story, though I found the situation rather implausible -- wouldn't it have made more sense to colonize some of Jupiter's moons when Mars failed? The romance was done with a light hand and was satisfying without dominating the story. I felt the pacing was a little off, though I can't put my finger on why, and the mystery wasn't entirely satisfying to me. Those may have just been personal quirks, though. I'd recommend this to anyone intrigued by the summary, but I'm not sure if I will seek out the sequel.… (mere)
foggidawn | 17 andre anmeldelser | Jan 27, 2024 |
Going into this novella I was of two minds. On one hand, I'm not sure that a "cozy," Holmesian, true-crime story set on a future Jupiter was quite what I was looking for. On the other, Malka Older is looking more and more like an important writer in the field, who I should be reading, but I didn't find her first cycle of novels all that attractive on a thematic basis. Maybe I think about this sort of thing too much.

Be that as it may, I'm pleased to report that this is an entertaining story with quite a bit of depth. One, I think the level of world-building Older displays is outstanding, She got more done in a 160-odd pages than most people do in twice as many. Two, I thought the relationship Holmes and Watson, I mean Mossa and Pleiti is well done, as they have a history where they have every reason to be dubious of each other, but come together when circumstances demand. Three, the conspiracy that drives the plot is not the best I've ever seen, but it's not bad, and a story like this should have the pacing of a thriller, and Older keeps things ticking along. I look forward to the next story in the cycle.… (mere)
Shrike58 | 17 andre anmeldelser | Dec 13, 2023 |
Very consistent follow up to the first book -- a new and interesting mystery draws Mossa and Pleiti back together for more intensive time, and the University continues to be a backdrop for further investigations. I'm enjoying getting to know them a little bit better. I also like the linguistic additions -- slang that has survived, things that are new, call outs to current fiction in ways that imagine future incarnations. Continues to be a slow burn with awkward and endearing characters.

Advanced Reader's Copy provided by Edelweiss.
… (mere)
jennybeast | Oct 31, 2023 |



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