Review: “Revenant Gun” by Yoon Ha Lee

Thumbs up for Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee. Science fiction.

If you love Leckie’s Ancillary Justice books, you should read Lee’s Machineries of Empire trilogy. But don’t read Revenant Gun until you’ve read the first two books; it will make zero sense. To be honest, I have read the first two and while I (mostly) always understood what was going on in Revenant Gun, I sometimes had no idea why. (For example: why was there a nine-year time jump? If the reason was in there, it went over my head.) Sometimes I suspected the reason was simply “because it makes for a fun story.” And…you know what, I’m okay with that. I love these books for the characters and the way Lee makes them suffer. And for things like this:

“Don’t be crass,” Mikodez said. “I already have enough public relations problems without being seen to be assassinating more people. As it stands, I’m getting blamed for all sorts of petty theft my agents had nothing to do with. Which is a crying shame, because my budget could use any revenue streams that happen to be lying about.”

 

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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