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Some Desperate Glory: The Sunday Times…
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Some Desperate Glory: The Sunday Times bestseller (edição: 2023)

de Emily Tesh (Autor)

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While we live, the enemy shall fear us. Since she was born, Kyr has trained for the day she can avenge the murder of planet Earth. Raised in the bowels of Gaea Station alongside the last scraps of humanity, she readies herself to face the Wisdom, the powerful, reality-shaping weapon that gave the majoda their victory over humanity. They are what's left. They are what must survive. Kyr is one of the best warriors of her generation, the sword of a dead planet. When Command assigns her brother to certain death and relegates her to Nursery to bear sons until she dies trying, she knows she must take humanity's revenge into her own hands. Alongside her brother's brilliant but seditious friend and a lonely, captive alien, Kyr escapes from everything she's known into a universe far more complicated than she was taught and far more wondrous than she could have imagined.… (mais)
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Título:Some Desperate Glory: The Sunday Times bestseller
Autores:Emily Tesh (Autor)
Informação:Orbit (2023), 448 pages
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Some Desperate Glory de Emily Tesh

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I. Loved. This. Book. Kyr is a really compelling protagonist, even though she starts out wrong about a lot of things. (In a way, she reminds me of Adora at the beginning of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.) She's competent and dedicated and has a lot to learn about people and the world outside what she was taught from childhood. I loved watching her grapple with what to do when reality didn't match her worldview.

And then the Wisdom lets Kyr go back and change things, and OMG! That was a huge twist that changed everything, and gave another angle on how we're shaped by our environment and what might have been. And the ending was perfect, just perfect, seeing how Kyr has grown and changed and a chance at a different future for everyone. Yes! ( )
  lavaturtle | Jun 8, 2024 |
In a world with a military bent, where you're a soldier until you're not. Where you're bred to avenge the destruction of earth. We meet Valkyre or Kyr. She's finished her schooling and now is waiting for her assignment. Her brother is sent to certain death and she's sent to breed. She decides to take things into her own hands and she ends up learning more about what she believed to be true and how messed up things can be.
There were a few times where I was kinda lost in the story but persistence paid off when things revealed themselves. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Jun 4, 2024 |
My initial response to this novel when it came out was that it was another "hero's journey" story in the form of a military procedural, two types of novel which I have developed some skepticism towards over the years, so my inclination was to give it a pass. This is with the caveat that I thought I might give it a chance if it made the "short list" for the various main awards.

So, guess what, when the Hugo short list was released it turns out that between the list, and my own nominations, this was the only novel of the combined set that I hadn't read. Oh well, time for a trip to the library!

The level on which this novel most impresses me is that of thematic seriousness as, whatever else Ms. Tesh does with her page count, she does a fine job of hammering the conventions of a lot of standard stories of warfare between galactic empires, between the futility of preemptive strikes, the narcissism of victimhood, the cultist mentality of self-proclaimed military elites, and the dead-end of pawning off decision on supposed superior intelligences.

One also has to like how Ms. Tesh puts her main character through their paces, as Kyr goes through the process of getting wisdom, and there's a lot of processing to go through; such was the depth of their indoctrination.

Less good is that this is still a "hero's journey" (or is that anti-hero) and it also turns into something of a time-war story, another less-than-favorite trope of mine. I'm also still questioning a little whether this story is more than the sum of its parts. Let's put it this way; having finally read this novel I still wouldn't have swapped it out any of the other five books I nominated from last year.

However, what I might like best about this work is that it has echoes of classic Iain Banks about it, and that is certainly a good thing. Going forward, I will be looking at new work from this author as an opportunity, not a chore. ( )
  Shrike58 | May 30, 2024 |
I do really like when I can encounter books this way, when I can let them work upon me with no expectations or weight at all. As I say around here a lot, part of the appeal of sf is that the world itself is a mystery, and the less you know going in, the better the mystery is!

So I am going to undermine the book by telling you what it's like, but hey, if that's a problem for you, you shouldn't be reading reviews on LibraryThing. Another thing I enjoy about sf is articulating subgenre; Some Desperate Glory clearly comes out of the same space/movement as Ancillary Justice, Machineries of Empire, and A Memory Called Empire. Like those works, it's in the space opera zone to some extent, and it's about what makes empire equally appealing and horrifying...* although, not quite. While those other works are about a society's outward projection of power, Some Desperate Glory is more about a society's inward projection of power—facsism. How does a society exert power over its own members, shape them into the people they need to be? How does it cause us to shape ourselves, how do we become complicit in this? Our viewpoint character is a fascist who has totally bought into the rhetoric of her own people, but we can see what she cannot, the ways in which this has rendered her shortsighted and awful. This is a little frustrating at first, because it's so obvious that she's in the wrong, but kind of fascinating, too; I think Tesh did a good job inhabiting Valkyr's headspace.

Every now and again something really significant would happen in a very understated way, and this was my biggest actual problem with the book. I would end up missing something really quite important and have to go back! I don't know if these parts were done that way on purpose, or if it's just an unfortunate writing tic, but I found it frustrating. Maybe if I was reading in a less distracted environment, but I am the parent of two children five and under as well as a professor who squeezed the book in small chunks during final week so there's no much I can do about that!

Other than that, I really enjoyed the book. I was getting "this is pretty good vibes" for most of it, but then in ch. 27 (specifically, on p. 357 in my 2023 Orbit paperback) the characters make a ridiculously audacious choice that genuinely made me laugh out loud from the sheer pleasure of it. From then on, I was in love. Like those books I listed above, Some Desperate Glory is about doing the right thing in the face of a society determined to prevent it. What makes this sequence work so well is how far Kyr and the other characters end up going to make this happen, how they learn what matters is not just saving themselves from fascism, but others as well. Lots of great payoffs in the last hundred pages, making ultimately a very satisfying novel about the difficult lengths one has to go to in order to make oneself into the person one ought to have been.

There's more to talk about, harrowing stuff about gender and queerness especially. But I'll leave that for people better equipped to do so.

* The Traitor Baru Cormorant doesn't take place in space, but otherwise it overlaps with these as well; if you like all these space novels, you'll probably like Traitor as well.
  Stevil2001 | May 18, 2024 |
The last outpost of earth tries to keep their species alive. Eventually they discover they are not the only earthlings and are in fact the slaves of an evil man. Too many convenient "time slips" allows the characters to have do-overs. ( )
  mojomomma | Apr 23, 2024 |
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While we live, the enemy shall fear us. Since she was born, Kyr has trained for the day she can avenge the murder of planet Earth. Raised in the bowels of Gaea Station alongside the last scraps of humanity, she readies herself to face the Wisdom, the powerful, reality-shaping weapon that gave the majoda their victory over humanity. They are what's left. They are what must survive. Kyr is one of the best warriors of her generation, the sword of a dead planet. When Command assigns her brother to certain death and relegates her to Nursery to bear sons until she dies trying, she knows she must take humanity's revenge into her own hands. Alongside her brother's brilliant but seditious friend and a lonely, captive alien, Kyr escapes from everything she's known into a universe far more complicated than she was taught and far more wondrous than she could have imagined.

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