by Nisi Shawl | Science Fiction & Fantasy | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780765338068 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 5/28/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, May 28, 2022
I got this softcover at a local thrift shop. It's a multi-viewpoint look at an alternate-history/steampunk version of the settlement of the Congo during the rule of King Leopold II of Belgium. His real-life rule led to widespread atrocities on an almost unthinkable scale; here, it's postulated that a large section of his territory is purchased for use as a settlement for natives and for enslaved people returning from outside the country. In that sense it's much more hopeful than the historical record - but even in this reality, outside forces are ranged against the new settlement out of greed and prejudice. Will their new technologies enable them to protect themselves?

I like multi-viewpoint stories in general, and this one has a nicely diverse cast, whose experiences and actions have significant effects on the story.

Released 1 mo ago (8/19/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library, Lura A White School in Shirley, Massachusetts USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

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