Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

Ninefox Gambit

Yoon Ha Lee

Warfare plays out in all its fantastical glory, as Captain Cheris and the ghost of a 300 year old mass murderer join forces to take back the Fortress of Scattered Needles from the Heretics. Inhabiting Cheris’s body, Jedao fights under the orders of Kel Command with surprising results. This futurist space war places a resounding tick in the box for those with a fondness for far-fetched blood-thirsty fighting.

Extract

In a way each battle was home: a wretched home, where small mistakes were punished and great virtues went unnoticed, but a home nonetheless. She didn’t know what it said about her that her duty suited her so well, but so long as it was her duty, it didn’t matter what she thought about it.

Parallels
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke
  • Fives and Twenty-Fives by Michael Pitre