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Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora
Samuel R. Delany, Leone Ross, Evie Shockley, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Darryl A. Smith, Akua Lezli Hope, Ama Patterson, Sheree R. Thomas, Charles W. Chestnutt, Paul D. Miller, Linda Addison, Tony Medina, Robert Fleming, Charles R. Saunders, Jewelle Gomez, Kiini Ibura Sal

Kraken by China Mieville

Kraken - China Mieville

I wanted to like this book.  It seemed like it contained the type of weirdness that is right up my alley. I expected to enjoy it, but it was a total let down. The characters in this book are utterly forgettable, and the plot was confusing (possibly because I couldn't be bothered to care about what happened to the characters or possibly because the pacing was erratic). I couldn't even get a sense for how the world worked.  This was the first time I have read something by China Mieville and based on this experience I don't think I will him again.