Book Review – Too Like the Lightning

TooLikeTheLightningI am continuing to work my way through books that do interesting things with gender. The latest victim subject is Too Like the Lightning, by Ada Palmer. This is a book that attracted a lot of critical attention when it came out, and deservedly so as it does a lot of interesting things. My review is very long.

The book doesn’t do too well on the gender front. It is one of those SF novels that tries to speculate about the future of gender without bothering to engage much with what people are saying about their genders now. How it does on political philosophy, which encompasses the main thrust of the book’s argument, is still open to question because there is at least one more book to come.

You can find my review here.