Tonight on the GeekNights Book Club, we review and discuss Yoon Ha Lee's Ninefox Gambit. Far future calendar-fueled space battles abound, and we had a good time with it. It's book one of the Machineries of Empire series, and Rym is already well into the rest of it. We also announce that the next book club book will be Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti.
Yup. Very much a novella. As you can see from the audiobook screenshot above, I listened to the whole thing in 2 hours 30 minutes. I don’t think it’s worth listening to that much time of Rym and Scott saying “the next book is…”
Yoon Ha Lee hadn’t read the Culture series before writing Ninefox Gambit, so any similarities are via other sources. I know this due to a Twitter exchange I had with him on Twitter, where I recommended starting with Player of Games, not Consider Phlebus.
However, finding the tweets is now very difficult because it seems Yoon Ha Lee blocked me on Twitter. Not sure why, but I presume it was for our less-than-complementary review of his latest novel.