Day 75. 125,772 words.
Well … okay, there probably won’t be an author fight since this poor little nobody seems to have fallen through the cracks like a tinpot third world military dictator’s threats of global annihilation. But what the heck, I thought it was amusing.
Alastair Reynolds’s cover artist has clearly taken a leaf out of Gabriel’s book – specifically the topmost leaf – leaving 2015’s Fergunakil and 2016’s Revenger looking very similar. I’m going to have to read the book and see whether the ship on the cover (which I think is Monetta’s Mourn, but could be the pirate’s ship or some other one entirely) measures up against a derelict Damorakind warship with a user interface consisting of one and a half million giant cybernetic sharks.
I suspect the Anger and Lethargy has it in her to win this one. Even if her paltry creator lets the side down a bit.