Someone comes to town

Someone comes to town, someone leaves town by Cory Doctorow (Tom Doherty Associates, 2005).

This book illustrates the dangers of selecting a book because of an interesting cover. All the books I had hoped to get were checked out, so I browsed the science fiction section and found this very bizarre book. The main character is clearly non-human (and let’s not even get into how non-human his family members are), yet this was never explained. Did he belong to an ancient elven race? Was he dropped off from another planet? What about his girlfriend, who has wings? No explanation there either. Yet it all takes place in modern day Toronto. This was a very disturbing book, in so many ways. I will probably not be reading any more of Cory Doctorow’s books.

In the process of looking up whether Cory Doctorow had ever won any Nebula Awards (he didn’t, but was nominated a couple of times), I learned that my favorite author, Connie Willis, got the 2011 Nebula Award for Blackout and All Clear! Well-deserved.

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