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Review of Autobiography of a Traitor and Half Savage by Alix E. Harrow

The Word for Mapmaker is Also the Word for Traitor “Without us, the land won’t lie still. It writhes and twists beneath their compasses, so that a crew of surveyors might make the most meticulous measurements imaginable, plotting out each hill and bluff and bend in the river, and when they return the next day everything is a mirror image …

Review of The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees by E. Lily Yu

“To her sons in their capped silk cradles — and they were all sons — she whispered the precepts she had developed while calculating flight paths and azimuths, that there should be no queen and no state, and that, as in the wasp nest, the males should labor and profit equally with the females.” STATS 5 out of 5 starsHardcover462 pagesStory …

Review of The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark

“Quite dreadful. No one liked desk duty. It often seemed half their job was paperwork as it was. Who joined the Ministry for the thrill of filling out endless reports, in triplicate no less? Then again, he thought dismally, neither did they expect to spend their days haggling with government bureaucrats over haunted tram cars.” RATING  5/5 STATS Paperback …