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A being of word given flesh who loves rats, trees, and escaping the hellworld of ecocidal capitalism in which she lives - when she's not plotting its decimation and replacement.

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41% complete! juliana has read 5 of 12 books.

Emily Tesh: Some Desperate Glory (Paperback, 2022, Little, Brown Book Group Limited) 5 stars

All her life Kyr has trained for the day she can avenge the murder of …

An Antifascist Masterpiece

5 stars

From time to time, humanity is gifted the formation of a writer of such unimaginable capability and spirit that their work may reorient our past and reshape our future. Science fiction has had no shortage of such writers: Verne, Asimov, Le Guin, to name only a few — and now Tesh.

While this is her debut novel, it is obvious that Emily Tesh has refined her craft for much longer than the writing of one novel. This book is a finely-wrought masterwork with the precision and efficiency of Traviss, the soul and insight of Le Guin, and a creativity and compassion all her own. I cannot wait to delve into her prior work and to see what she creates next.

Heed the content warning at the beginning of this book, though it's not as bad as it could be. But if you have any interest in antifascist military sci-fi, in …