Book Notes: Sisters of the Vast Black

Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather
Read Jun 10, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020

Sisters of the Vast Black is the second novella in the collection In Our Own Worlds, which publisher Tor gave away free in celebration of this Pride month. I’ve written about the first novella in the collection, Miranda in Milan, here.

This is a space opera with an order of nuns as protagonists. It starts as a mild story about the lives of the nuns, and accelerates towards action, politics and rebellion. The world-building is subtle and deep. I hope Rather writes more stories set in this world.

Book highlights

He was very well-meaning, and like most people who were well-meaning and ignorant, he bulldozed through everything in his way with not even a thought.

And the universe would need them to do what small good things they could, even in the face of that which they could not stop. If all they could be were small rocks to break the current, it would have to be enough.

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