Kameron Hurley (2019)

A war fought in non-linear time – and that’s the lived experience of the protagonist, not simply a narrative structure. Faster-than-light transportation leads to time shifts for some and worrying injuries for others.

It doesn’t quite hang together as a novel, in my opinion, but the writing is evocative and the society – a post-climate change corporate dystopia with echoes of 1984 – is detailed and well-drawn. It needs a clearer arc to carry the complexities.

3/5. Finished Saturday 30 January, 2021.

(Originally published on Goodreads.)