March 2011

Cherie Priest, Boneshaker

I have to admit that as the years pass, I have less and less interest in speculative fiction. I, formerly a die-hard science fiction fan (and a die-hard fantasy fan before that) have lost patience with the choppy plots, extreme fixation on technical minutia, and near-complete lack of interesting female characters.

So perhaps you can appreciate what it takes to get me into a speculative fiction book these days. It takes overwhelming praise from every corner. It takes the promise of steampunk AND zombies. It takes a female author, who employs many strong female characters. And it takes an interesting look at a familiar setting.

In other words, it takes Cherie Priest's book Boneshaker.

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