Shawl, Nisi

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Talk Like a Man Plus

Along with a university presentation and interview that intersects everything from divinity to modern technology and belief to science, Shawl’s light prose takes the weight, but not the meaning, out of heavier topics with her signature use of dreamy language and realistic settings.
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Everfair

The perhaps too expansive plot makes for a chaotic listening experience, but this novel is recommended for collections where historical and speculative fiction is popular. ["This captivating look at a lesser-known corner of history includes a large cast of characters, which might make it harder for readers to form an emotional bond with any one protagonist in particular, but this is an important addition to the alternate history canon": LJ 8/16 review of the Tor hc.]
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Everfair

Fitting loosely under the banner of steampunk, this captivating look at a lesser-known corner of history includes a large cast of characters, which might make it harder for readers to form an emotional bond with any one protagonist in particular, but this is an important addition to the alternate history canon from the James A. Tiptree Award-winning Shawl, best known for her short stories. [See Eric Norton's "Genre Spotlight" feature, p. 24ff.—Ed.]

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