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Ken Liu

Autor(a) de The Grace of Kings

114+ Works 6,387 Membros 285 Reviews 9 Favorited

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Image credit: Author Ken Liu at the 2016 Texas Book Festival By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53295648

Séries

Obras de Ken Liu

The Grace of Kings (2015) 1,836 cópias
The Wall of Storms (2016) 561 cópias
The Hidden Girl and Other Stories (2020) — Autor — 424 cópias
Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation (2019) — Editor; Tradutor — 355 cópias
The Veiled Throne (2021) 246 cópias
The Legends of Luke Skywalker (2017) 235 cópias
Speaking Bones (2022) 149 cópias
The Cleaners (2020) 63 cópias
The Regular (2017) 14 cópias
The Armies of Those I Love (2021) 12 cópias
Jardins de Poussiere (2019) 11 cópias
All The Flavors (2012) 11 cópias
Vagabonds 9 cópias
The Algorithms for Love (2004) 9 cópias
Forever Magazine Issue 1 (2015) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Simulacrum 7 cópias
The Plague 7 cópias
Seven Birthdays (2016) 6 cópias
Memories of My Mother {short fiction} (2012) — Autor — 6 cópias
The Message 4 cópias
The Hidden Girl {novelette} (2017) 3 cópias
Single-bit Error 3 cópias
The People of Pele (2012) 3 cópias
The Perfect Book 3 cópias
State Change 2 cópias
Maxwell's Demon 2 cópias
The Literomancer 2 cópias
The Waves 2 cópias
The Countable (2011) 2 cópias
Effect and Cause 2 cópias
The Litigatrix 2 cópias
天球の音楽 1 exemplar(es)
Call Girl 1 exemplar(es)
The Flower of Shazui 1 exemplar(es)
Summer Reading 1 exemplar(es)
Idols 1 exemplar(es)
Beast Within 4: Gears & Growls (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
"freestyle ; design graphique" (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Uma [short fiction] 1 exemplar(es)
Carthaginian Rose 1 exemplar(es)
Cutting {short story} 1 exemplar(es)
Beneath The Language 1 exemplar(es)
Real Faces 1 exemplar(es)
The Perfect Match 1 exemplar(es)
Arc 1 exemplar(es)
Nova Verba, Mundus Novus 1 exemplar(es)
Before and After 1 exemplar(es)
None Owns the Air 1 exemplar(es)
Shanghai Interiors (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
The Tides [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Crystal [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Running Shoes 1 exemplar(es)
Gossamer 1 exemplar(es)
The Magic Paintbrush 1 exemplar(es)
The Weight of Memories 1 exemplar(es)
Quality time {story} 1 exemplar(es)
The Moon Carver 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Three-Body Problem (2008) — Tradutor, algumas edições8,326 cópias
Death's End (2010) — Tradutor, algumas edições2,760 cópias
Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories (2011) — Contribuinte, algumas edições503 cópias
Waste Tide (2013) — Tradutor, algumas edições310 cópias
Vagabonds (2016) — Tradutor, algumas edições285 cópias
The End Is Nigh (2014) — Contribuinte — 274 cópias
The Book of Swords (2017) — Contribuinte — 261 cópias
Press Start to Play (2015) — Contribuinte — 254 cópias
Year's Best SF 10 (2005) — Contribuinte — 229 cópias
Robots vs Fairies (2018) — Contribuinte — 227 cópias
The Redemption of Time (2018) — Tradutor, algumas edições218 cópias
Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History (2014) — Contribuinte — 216 cópias
Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold (2016) — Contribuinte — 216 cópias
The Book of Dragons: An Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 212 cópias
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuinte — 180 cópias
Remembrance of Earth's Past: The Three-Body Trilogy (2008) — Tradutor, algumas edições169 cópias
The Future is Japanese (2012) — Contribuinte — 168 cópias
Sword Stone Table: Old Legends, New Voices (2021) — Contribuinte — 167 cópias
Dead Man's Hand (2014) — Contribuinte — 158 cópias
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (2015) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond (2013) — Contribuinte — 151 cópias
The End Is Now (2014) — Contribuinte — 150 cópias
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six (2012) — Contribuinte, algumas edições137 cópias
Diverse Energies (2012) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
The End Has Come (2015) — Contribuinte — 128 cópias
Year's Best SF 17 (2012) — Contribuinte — 127 cópias
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 (2013) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (2014) — Contribuinte — 115 cópias
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 (2020) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 2 (2017) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 1 (2016) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
The Other Half of the Sky (2013) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore (2017) — Contribuinte — 95 cópias
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021 (2021) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
Year's Best SF 18 (2013) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Warrior Women (2015) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Unidentified Funny Objects (1880) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Wastelands: The New Apocalypse (2019) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias
The Apex Book of World SF 3 (2014) — Tradutor, algumas edições85 cópias
Drowned Worlds (2016) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
Upgraded (2014) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014 Edition (2014) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2015 Edition (2015) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
War Stories: New Military Science Fiction (2014) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Time Travel: Recent Trips (2014) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Made To Order: Robots and Revolution (2020) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Bridging Infinity (1783) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Nine (2015) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures (2014) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Not One of Us: Stories of Aliens on Earth (2018) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XIX (2003) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
The Book of Witches: An Anthology (2023) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 2: January/February 2015 (2015) — Tradutor — 53 cópias
Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1 (2016) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4 (2019) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Steampunk World (2014) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
The Weight of Memories (2016) — Tradutor, algumas edições43 cópias
Twelve Tomorrows (2018) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place (2016) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 6 (2021) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2014) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Clarkesworld: Year Six (2014) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
The Maiden Thief (2016) — Tradutor, algumas edições39 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 100 (January 2015) (2015) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Aliens: Recent Encounters (2013) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Robots: The Recent A.I. (2012) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 27 • August 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Thoughtcrime Experiments: Nine Stories (2009) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume One (2020) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
A Summer Beyond Your Reach: Stories (2020) — Introdução; Tradutor — 32 cópias
Folding Beijing (2017) — Tradutor, algumas edições31 cópias
Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (2013) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
The Book of Apex: Volume 4 of Apex Magazine (2013) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Isolation: The horror anthology (2022) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Polyphony 4 (2004) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 1: November/December 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Make Shift: Dispatches from the Post-Pandemic Future (2021) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Alt.History 101 (2015) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
We, Robots (2010) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
A Dying Planet Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2020) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 13: November/December 2016 (2016) — Tradutor — 21 cópias
Love, Death + Robots: The Official Anthology, Volume 1 (2021) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
TRSF (2011) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Futures & Fantasies (2018) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 37 • June 2013 (2013) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Unidentified Funny Objects 6 (2017) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
The Cackle of Cthulhu (2018) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Multiverses: An anthology of alternate realities (2023) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Clarkesworld: Year Eight (2016) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
The Best of Galaxy's Edge 2013-2014 (2014) — Contribuinte, algumas edições; Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Coffee: 14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic (2013) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Funny Science Fiction (2015) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Oceans: The Anthology (2017) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Clarkesworld: Year Five (2013) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 35, No. 12 [December 2011] (2011) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Humanity 2.0 (2016) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction July/August 2012, Vol. 123, Nos. 1 & 2 (2012) — Contribuinte, algumas edições15 cópias
Fish (2012) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
The Best of Electric Velocipede (2014) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 096 (September 2014) (2014) — Tradutor — 13 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 115 (April 2016) (2016) — Tradutor — 13 cópias
Avatars Inc (2020) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
In Situ (2012) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens (2015) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Deserts of Fire: Speculative Fiction and the Modern War (2016) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 36, No. 2 [February 2012] (2012) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 2, May 2013 (2013) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 110 (November 2015) (2015) — Tradutor, algumas edições11 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 112 (January 2016) (2016) — Tradutor — 11 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 108 (September 2015) (2015) — Tradutor — 11 cópias
The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories (2017) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 45 • February 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Arterial Bloom (2020) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Terra nova : antología de ciencia ficción contemporánea (2012) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013 (2014) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 64 • September 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Doomsday Chronicles (2016) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 100 • September 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 51 • August 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
GlitterShip Year One (2017) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Asian Monsters: Volume 3 (Fox Spirit Books of Monsters) (2016) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 9 • February 2011 (2011) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
A la deriva en el mar de las lluvias y otros relatos (2015) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 37: November/December 2020 (2020) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Mythic Delirium (Volume 1) (2014) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Cyborg Chronicles (2015) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Clarkesworld Year Nine: Volume One (2018) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 061 (October 2011) (2011) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 113 • October 2019 (2019) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Relics, Wrecks and Ruins (2021) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 114 (November 2019) (2019) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Bifrost n°75 : Poul Anderson (2014) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Other Animals (2019) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Apex Magazine 47 (April 2013) (2013) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Bifrost n°80: Dossier Stephen King (2015) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Faraway: Fairy Tales for the Here and Now — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
ISF 2012 Annual Anthology (2013) — Autor — 5 cópias
Everyone: Worlds Without Walls (2017) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Bifrost n°85 - Spécial Thierry Di Rollo (2017) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 109 (June 2019) (2019) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 94 • March 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 96 • May 2018 (2018) — Tradutor — 5 cópias
Panverse Three (2011) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Apex Magazine 55 (December 2013) (2013) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 103 • December 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Dark Expanse: Surviving the Collapse (2014) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Remembrance of Earth's Past: Tetralogy (2018) — Tradutor, algumas edições4 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 95 • April 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Futuredaze²: Reprise (2014) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 133 (October 2017) (2017) — Tradutor — 4 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 130 (March 2021) (2021) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 143 (August 2018) (2018) — Tradutor — 3 cópias
The Anderson Project (2014) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine 2012 Sampler (2012) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 126 (March 2017) (2017) — Tradutor — 3 cópias
The Gamer Chronicles (2019) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 052 (January 2011) (2010) — Autor — 2 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 140 (May 2018) (2018) — Tradutor — 2 cópias
Tor.com Short Fiction: Sept/Oct 2023 — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Deep Signal - The Illustrated Anthology (2019) — Contribuinte, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)
Daily Science Fiction: August 2011 (2011) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Daily Science Fiction: January 2013 (2013) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Forever Magazine Issue 26 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Daily Science Fiction: June 2013 (2013) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Circle {short story} — Tradutor, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)
Daily Science Fiction: November 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Daily Science Fiction: October 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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You’ve probably read an article (or twenty) about whether and how you should use ChatGPT. But Ken Liu’s The Hidden Girl and Other Stories might prompt you to extend your thinking and ponder a more existential question: what if you were ChatGPT?

To be clear, he doesn’t ask this explicitly. The short stories in Liu’s second anthology were originally published before ChatGPT burst onto the scene in late 2022; none of them reference “generative AI” or “large language models.” But one of the collection’s dominant themes is the nature of consciousness, a topic Liu explores most directly by considering the ramifications of the Singularity, i.e., “digital immortality, the fusion of man and machine.”

Some of the stories illustrate intermediate steps on the path to this potential union. “Real Artists” projects what might happen to creatives when AI becomes better at crafting movies than humans—and how humans might be called upon to support AI (rather than the other way around). A trio of interconnected stories about “post-human, pre-Singularity … artificial sentiences” chronicles the conflicts that arise after corporations seeking to retain the skills of essential employees convert their minds into algorithms.

But most of the stories dealing with this subject reflect on the end state: what happens when people choose to upload their consciousness into the digital ether? Liu suggests the possibilities are both boundless and unfulfilling.

“Staying Behind” proposes that the initial decision might be whether to leave your body behind via a “destructive scanning procedure” that renders your “brain a bloody, pulpy mess.” But subsequent stories suggest that “uploaded” men and women will quickly learn how to reproduce, creating digital children who’ve never experienced the real world but can manipulate their virtual reality in any way they wish—“live in multiple dimensions, invent impossible foods, possess worlds that are as infinite as the sands of the Ganges.” In other words, our ultimate evolution in this scenario is to become billions of self-aware ChatGPTs, generating intelligently and endlessly.

For some, though, this will be a state of being without substance. “Something has been lost to humanity since we gained this immortal command over an imagined existence,” a woman says in “Altogether Elsewhere, Vast Herds of Reindeer.” She goes on to argue that, “We have turned inward and become complacent.” More succinctly, a young girl in “The Gods Have Not Died in Vain” asserts that, “Life is about embodiment.” The implication is that some measure of our vitality comes from our vitals—that the flesh encapsulating the human mind influences how it perceives in ways that can’t be simulated.

Additional pieces in the collection complicate that narrative. And like The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, Liu’s first anthology, the related themes of identity and memory provide further touchpoints. Pieces such as “Ghost Days” contemplate how what we remember—willingly or otherwise—grounds our definition of self. “You humans think you are what you’ve done,” a (decidedly non-human) character argues. “But you’re really what you remember.”

So which is it? What counts as consciousness and real, meaningful experience? Liu never clarifies his views in a way that feels definitive, so I won’t try to speak for him. But I enjoyed following along as he investigated various answers, even if they often tilted dark. (The long-term consequences of climate change are another theme. For Liu, they include a flooded Earth, floating refugee collectives, and “the sunken metropolis of Boston,” as detailed in “Dispatches from the Cradle: The Hermit—Forty-Eight Hours in the Sea of Massachusetts.”)

I particularly liked some of the stories that don’t deal with the Singularity. “Thoughts and Prayers,” “Memories of my Mother,” and “The Message” are all examples of why sometimes Liu is at his best when he goes lighter on the science and uses it primarily as a tee-up for unpacking emotional resonances. I love his fantasy, too; the titular “The Hidden Girl,” which features an “anti-assassin,” is just plain fun.

Other stories worked less well for me. “Byzantine Empathy” comes off as a lecture on how blockchain technology could transform charitable giving, and “Grey Rabbit, Crimson Mare, Coal Leopard” feels less focused than most of Liu’s other pieces (even though it begins with post-apocalyptic dumpster diving in “midden mines,” which is a spectacular bit of worldbuilding).

But I don’t start an anthology expecting to love every entry. And hit or miss, each tale in this collection made me think. I didn’t come to any profound conclusions about what it means to be human or whether I might want to participate in the Singularity if that possibility became available to me. Reading The Hidden Girl and Other Stories did, however, remind me that Liu is a singular author, one whose skill generative AI can’t match.

Yet. But in another act of prescience, “Real Artists” works in a reference to folk hero John Henry: “He was a laborer on the railroads in the nineteenth century,” one character summarizes. “When the owners brought in steam-powered hammers to take jobs away from the driving crews, John challenged a steam hammer to a race to see who could work faster.” “Did he win?” another character asks. “Yes. But as soon as the race was over, he died of exhaustion. He was the last man to challenge the steam hammers because the machines got faster every year.”

The Henry anecdote is probably apocryphal. But its use in “Real Artists” is unsettling and insightful. And I expect nothing less from a Ken Liu story, whether it’s foreshadowing ChatGPT or some other near-(or far-)future development.

(For more reviews like this one, see www.nickwisseman.com)
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nickwisseman | outras 24 resenhas | Jan 7, 2024 |
Speaking Bones is the conclusion to Ken Liu's Dandelion Dynasty series. Toward the beginning of the book, the author gives us more of his incredibly detailed military engineering, this time focused on designing on a budget. However, the focus quickly shifts to Empress Jia's secret genocide plan, which reminds me strongly of the historical Opium War and obviates the need for direct military action. Naturally, this opens up a Pandora's box of ethical concerns, leading to the discussion of pacifism as a way of life in much of the second half of the book. This extends not only to the main theater of action in Dara, but also to Princess Thera's incursion into Ukyu-Gonde, where the pacifist Thoryo's death has had a big effect on Thera. The book ends with pacifist movements taking over both lands, which I found to be a satisfying (if somewhat unrealistic) conclusion to the series.… (mais)
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Phrim | outras 3 resenhas | Jan 2, 2024 |
Read halfway, which was a struggle. Too many independent groups of characters with slow plot advancement. Got tired of waiting for payoff and gave up.
 
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js3b | outras 6 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |
I made it through 196 pages of this one before I gave up. Unfortunately, this book is very derivative, and the parts that aren't just are hard to accept. The kite rider? The 'special' people who have eyes with two pupils? The idea of a sword with heart of "dense" bronze and wrapped in steel, even though steel and bronze are basically the same density? The idea of fantasy and science fiction is that the author sets out some rules, different from our own, and usually a very small number of them, then lets the story develop. This one, on the other hand, just doesn't have any rules. It ignores physics without explaining why, leading me to believe that the author just doesn't realize what he's doing. How exactly do eyes with two pupils work?

And, the characters are all one-dimensional, and bland at that.

And, do we really need another bickering gods behinds the scenes of history book?
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danielskatz | outras 70 resenhas | Dec 26, 2023 |

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