James Nicoll Reviews

Home > Reviews > By Contributor

Reviews by Contributor: tori_siikanen (1)

Nothing’s Gonna Change My World

A Real Sky

By Tori_Siikanen  

25 Oct, 2018

Miscellaneous Reviews


tori_siikanen’s A Real Sky is an unfinished novel, readable at Archive of Our Own. It attempts to give Tanith Lee’s Don’t Bite the Sun and Drinking Sapphire Wine duology a concluding volume.

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.

But not in Four-BEE, Four-BOO, and Four-BAA, where, for humans, there is no death and no escape from the carefully orchestrated existence permitted by their quasi-robot (Q‑R) tenders. Attempts to step outside carefully defined borders spark the close attention of the Q‑Rs.

Case in point: a nameless protagonist plagued with unexplained dreams of a past of which they should have no knowledge. Also, unfashionable interests. 

Read more ➤