Date: 2016-01-11 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] odradek
I'll hold out hope for the sequel as well! Although I might get that one in Kindle format, to avoid the problems I ran into this time.

Also, *taps nose*.

***BARU CORMORANT SPOILERS***

Baru Cormorant is an odd case in that I know it's not just a queer tragedy, it's a queer tragedy, but I'm generally skeptical about whether 'subversions' are possible or meaningful, and in a case where the 'subversion' of queer tragedy is still... queer tragedy, I think calling it anything else is playing a linguistic meta-game. Maybe I'm disappointed because Baru's arc isn't over, and this is the beginning low-point (I hear another book might be in the making?). Maybe I'm disappointed because now that we all know killing LGBTQ characters is a morally bad trope, authors are bored of letting LGBTQ characters live (they haven't though, actually), but think they can subvert it by... killing LGBTQ characters. Something something agency. :\

(On a final note, for all I enjoyed the Karen Memory cast, I found the world and story kind of flat. My favorite doses of LGBTQ characters in SFF have been coming from Ann Leckie and Max Gladstone.)
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