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I just read Double Star by Heinlein. It was a Hugo winner. Surprisingly, I had never read it before. My obsessive Heinlein phase, back in middle school, was mostly his more satirical later books. I never read a lot of his more “serious” work from his early years.
Had a couple flights this past week, which gave me time to start and finish This is How You Lose the Time War, by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. It's a romance told almost entirely through the letters of two opposed time-travelling agents from two mutually exclusive and—to us—largely alien futures. The sort of prose this deals in would normally be a little purple for me, but in the context of this story it serves to highlight the differences in perspectives not just between the protagonists, but between the societies that spawned them and our own as readers. There's more to unpack there than mere floridity—not that there's anything wrong with floridity if that's your jam—and said floridity enhances the sort of sci-fi worldbuilding that often feels like lifeless stalling in other, lesser stories.
BODYSHOP INDUSTRIES (X-Villain Draft) : Spiral, Cameron Hodge, Ahab, Pandemic, The Isolationist, Cylla Markham, Matsu'o Tsurayaba, Sugar Man, Nanny & Orphanmaker