Book Review: Sun of Suns (Virga #1) by Karl Schroeder
“If the world needed saving it wouldn’t be worth doing it. Everything worthwhile ends up getting stolen by someone evil.
Great new setting for steam-punk science fiction: inside a planet-sized balloon of gases (Virga). All “gravity” is inertial, Local “suns” heat and light small areas of the temperate zone, and the politics and technology is mostly nineteenth century. The characters begin in mystery and opposition but must work together for a greater good. An outsider knows about the evolved technology (and biology) outside the bubble, but her motives and theirs may not coincide. Good plot flow and development. Nice cover art.
“She’s bitter. People enjoy being bitter. It gives them license to act childishly.” “Aren’t you the philosopher.”
Having said that, the narrative seemed appropriate for young readers except for Continue reading