(Carnival) [E–pub] ↠ Elizabeth Bear

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Free read Carnival Elizabeth Bear Á 4 Free read Download í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Elizabeth Bear Universe dominated by a ruthless Coalition one that is about to reunite themThe pair are dispatched to New ia as diplomatic agents Allegedly they are to return priceless art Covertly they seek to tap its energy. 35 stars Highly original debut novel with some terrific ideas and concepts along with pretty good world building Plot was a bit convoluted and difficult to follow and may benefit from a second read through Nominee Philip K Dick Award for Best Novel 2007Nominee Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2007

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Free read Carnival Elizabeth Bear Á 4 Free read Download í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Elizabeth Bear Supply But in reality one has his mind set on treason And among the extraordinary women of New ia in a season of festival betrayal and disguise he will find a new ally and a force beyond any that humans have kno. First shameful confession I couldn t remember which one of the guys was Vincent and which one was Angelo They both have a lot of names they re both determined resourceful embittered hiding things and madly in love with each other If one of them could have had a speech impediment or been a vampire that would have helped me a lot This isn t a reflection on the book though I just have a massive name thingCarnival isn t uite the novel on Matriarchy I ve been waiting for all my life but it s damned close No sentimentality about women or men no utopia a recognition that the lifestyle we choose comes at a price that is often payed by someone else and a recognition how gender is constructed and how it isn t Bear is paying particular attention to taboos in this book and result is a bit like being hit over the head with a millimetre thick sheet of ice it doesn t hurt but something shatters Vincent and Angelo are both vegans not particularly for ethical reasons although they both explain themselves that way but simply because they ve been raised in a culture where exploitation of animals is unthinkable They find the ian keeping of animals as pets abhorrent and are rather dismayed by how well the khir a native animal fits into the social fabric of ian family and public life You notice how I keep saying they Yeah I can t remember which one did what at any given point I promise I plan to reread and make notes as I go in some sort of attempt to figure out who is whoI think I can argue that the central theme being explored in the book is freedom who has it what they pay for it and who is denied it Vincent and Angelo have a certain amount of freedom as secret ish agents for their governments but they are denied a certain amount of freedom given the uasi illegal state of being homosexual The Earth government tightly controls its citizens economic and reproductive lives and Vincent and Angelo both resent this and to some extent regard it as sensible and necessaryOn New ia homosexual men enjoy slightly freedom they re regarded as less threatening less savage almost woman like in their ability to be civilized Stud males are kept much closely confinedI keep on wanting to give little clever details and grand rearrangements of status uo but the book is too densely packed and I d end up rewriting it Let it be taken as read that the world building or rather universe building is marvelousThe book is full of men and women who are willing to make personal sacrifices for a better world the tragedy comes when people who love each other sacrifice each other for a better world they can t agree onI was in agony for most of the book as Vincent and Angelo got closer and closer since I know Bear delights in tearing apart happy couples I m not telling you how it ends though you can suffer too

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Free read Carnival Elizabeth Bear Á 4 Free read Download í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Elizabeth Bear In Old Earth's clandestine world of ambassador spies Michelangelo Kusanagi Jones and Vincent Katherinessen were once a starring team But ever since a disastrous mission they have been living separate lives in a. Between 4 and 5 stars and easily one of the best books I ve read this yearat once familiar and alien like coming home to a place where you used to liveIt must seem like all I do these days is like or fall in love with every book I read Not so I read sample chapters all the time and abandon lots of books I just don t record them The ones I do record are usually the memorable ones many just happen to be favorites This book is one of them and wholly unexpected too The title and cover just don t convey what s actually in the book I mean could anyone guess what this book is about based on thatAnyhow This book is the most fun I ve had with a political intrigue space opera that s written in the style of the novel of manners in a while There are depths and layers and it s a sort of culmination of all the issues we face today presented in exact strokes except the story is set in a distant future on an Earth like planet But all the things plaguing our world today is still very much present in the distant future a future in which we colonize planets yet still have time to persecute ueer people and have a stranglehold on reproduction rights It looks as though we did not learn from the past or reconcile with it and so these problems rear their heads once with force in the future I think Elizabeth Bear is trying to say something I just figure out what exactlyThere s a lot to unpack here and this book is very hard to sum up because there are too many moving parts and so many layers and there are just so many things to talk about But simply the beauty of reading this is letting the world and universe and all its loaded political predicaments reveal themselves to you gradually as you readAt the start we have a pair of male agents from the Colonial Coalition hegemony entering a foreign planet called New ia Their official purpose is opening trade talks and placating the planet s leaders but their unofficial purpose is finding and stealing the planet s mysterious much sought after energy source Since the Coalition has already tried to take the planet once although unsuccessfully the agents expect negotiations to be tense if not outright hostile from the startThe agents themselves are controversial figures in this already dicey situation Old lovers working for an intensely homophobic organization separated for over 20 years after their affair was outed it was a high profile scandal that strained their careers One of them was sent back to his planet the other was put through the euivalent of conversion therapy Now the agents are reunited once again for this mission which they are expected not only to fail but to fail spectacularly To add layers to an already layered problem each agent has his own agenda and secret mission to carry out once on the planet unbeknownst to the otherNew ia is ruled by a matriarchal system and it s very much what you might imagine if you were to imagine the exact opposite of a patriarchal system Saying any would spoil the fun but hopefully some of the choice uotes below will give you a glimpse of the matriarchy at work In short there s a lot of tension here and a lot of planet side factions reacting to the agents presence some are in support of while most seem to be againstOf course not all is harmonious in New ia There is dissent among the population in the form of fringe groups and many of them are men s rights groups to advocate for men s rights under the strictly matriarchal leadership There is literally a radical male rights movement called Parity pronounced parody and I just This book was published in 2006 Once again I think Ms Bear is trying to tell us something but I just can t figure out whatEvery player in this game has hidden agendas and they all are working against each other So there s a lot of sparring scheming duplicity and intrigue The dialogue is easily my favorite thing about this book Every scene in which the characters discuss a matter of state or business usually over a banuet the interaction is heady and charged with a delicious electric current The whole book is politically delicious and I enjoyed the hell out of itThere are some instances and moments that I think were a bit too exacting too obvious with the messages conveyed and I thought they could have benefited from some subtlety but overall I like this book I like what it is and what it s meant to be Now that we ve established that we think each other monsters do you suppose we can get back to business The Coalition was a typical example of what men did to women when given half an excuse petty restrictions self congratulatory patronization and a slew of justifications that amounted to men asserting their property rights Not only will whoever s on top fight to stay there but if you reset everyone to euality whoever wins the scramble for power will design the rules to stay there Just because we ve disavowed Old Earth history doesn t mean we fail to study it You can file that one with sense of humor if you like Traditionally the responsibility for safety falls on the victim Women are expected to defend themselves from predators To act like responsible prey Limit risks not take chances Not to go out alone at night Not talk to strange men Rely on their own presumably domesticated men for protection from other feral men in exchange for granting them property rights over the women in uestion And the New ian system is superior in what way Punishes the potential predator and arms the potential victim If men cannot control themselves control will be instituted Potential predators are caged regulated This is what we are when we re left to our own devices savage selfish short sighted But free Any government founded on a political or religious agenda elaborate than protect the weak temper the strong is doomed to tyranny So slavery is moral than engineering out aggression It s not chattel slavery No Kusanagi Jones said An extreme sort of second class citizenship Not much worse than women in the Coalition Women in the Coalition can vote can work Can be elected to the government Theoretically Practically Doesn t happen There were a lot of weird worlds a lot of political structures based on points of philosophy Not all the ships of the Diaspora had been faster than light even humanity had scrambled off Earth in any rowboat or leaky bucket that might hold them and dead ships were still found floating between the stars full of frozen corpsesVincent found it alternately creepy and reassuring when he considered that no matter how strange the culture might be every single world out there every instance of intelligent life that he had encountered claimed common descent from EarthStrike two for utopia The problem with the damned things always comes when you try to introduce actual people into your philosophical constructsAnother excellent buddy with Beth and the Sci fi and Fantasy Book Club Cross posted at


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    (Carnival) [E–pub] ↠ Elizabeth Bear Between 4 and 5 stars and easily one of the best books I've read this yearat once familiar and alien like coming home to a place where you used to liveIt must seem like all I do these days is like or fall in love

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    (Carnival) [E–pub] ↠ Elizabeth Bear Download í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Elizabeth Bear Free read Carnival Holy hell this book was confusing It didn’t even get better as the book went on It just got complexI won’t spoil anything plot related a couple spoilers for in book technology but that’s it I’m giving it four stars for the world building the characters and the sheer creativity involved in writing this book If I was rating the incredibly complex plot which I don’t understand I’d give it a two Sometimes I don’t unders

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    Free read Carnival Download í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Elizabeth Bear Elizabeth Bear Á 4 Free read I am a careful astute reader who's willing to read meaning in for poetry's sake But I have no fing clue what this book is Iliked it? I'm torn between 2 stars for a book that makes no sense and 3 stars for writing a book tha

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    (Carnival) [E–pub] ↠ Elizabeth Bear Download í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Elizabeth Bear Free read Carnival 35 stars Highly original debut novel with some terrific ideas and concepts along with pretty good world building Plot was a bit convoluted and

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    Free read Carnival Download í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Elizabeth Bear Elizabeth Bear Á 4 Free read The story in Carnival revolves around a couple of Earth agents in late middle age Michelangelo and Vincent who are sent to the plane

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    Download í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Elizabeth Bear (Carnival) [E–pub] ↠ Elizabeth Bear Elizabeth Bear Á 4 Free read The backstory here was fascinating both the history of Earth with its Governors and Assessments and the history of New ia w

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    Download í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Elizabeth Bear Elizabeth Bear Á 4 Free read (Carnival) [E–pub] ↠ Elizabeth Bear One of my favorite MM Sci Fi books this one is really a mainstream book with gay characters than a romance but the relationship between the two protagonists is the emotional heart of the fascinating story about a very uniuely written far future society

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    Free read Carnival Download í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Elizabeth Bear Elizabeth Bear Á 4 Free read A marvelous playing out of the dynamics of colonization in the shadow of an environmental apocalypse on Earth though what brings about the apocalypse is actually radical engineers who create a program to Assess humans on the basis of their prac

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    (Carnival) [E–pub] ↠ Elizabeth Bear First shameful confession I couldn't remember which one of the guys was Vincent and which one was Angelo They both have a lot of name

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    Download í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Elizabeth Bear Elizabeth Bear Á 4 Free read Free read Carnival Yes againstill with the Elizabeth Bear This will ask you to think too much And yeah it is distinctly yaoi ish at least as the term is somewhat misused in the US or at least seems as if it was intended to appeal to that segment of the population Even if Mme Bear thought one reviewer was way off in bringing it upW

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  • Paperback
  • 392
  • Carnival
  • Elizabeth Bear
  • English
  • 24 March 2020
  • 9780553589047