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Book review: Mahimata by Rati Mehrotra

Note: This review is based on an advance review copy obtained from the author. 
Markswoman, Rati Mehtrotra’s debut novel, introduced a unique world, a post-apocalyptic fantasy-Asia that was a bewitching blend of science fiction and fantasy. In the aftermath of a distant Great War, five Orders keep peace among the numerous clans of Asiana—Orders of warriors telepathically bonded with their magical knives, which are made of a metal called kalishium left behind by a mysterious alien race. But the outlaw Kai Tau threatens Asiana’s peace; he has stolen terrible dark weapons—guns made of kalishium. Kai Tau has raised an army and means to destroy the Orders and take Asiana for himself.
The first book was a strong debut, with engaging characters and a fast-paced, twisty plot. The sequel, Mahimata, is even better.
Mehrotra carefully set up her game pieces in Markswoman. Now the game begins in earnest, and the plot flies. There are twists and turns, and revelations within revelations. There is a m…

Story reprint sale! To the anthology, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 4!!!

I’m thrilled to announce that my short story, “Traces of Us,” will be reprinted in The Best Science Fiction of the Year—Volume 4, edited by Neil Clarke.
Neil Clarke, the founder and editor of Clarkesworldand editor of multiple anthologies, is an absolute force in the science fiction field. I’m so honored that, of all the stories published in 2018, he chose my story as among the best. And I’m so honored and thrilled to be appearing in this volume alongside so many of writing heroes, stars like Ken Liu, Aliette de Bodard, Sofia Samatar, Lavie Tidhar, Alyssa Wong, and more.

Click on this link to see the full table of contents and links for pre-ordering. It won’t be out until July, but I just had to share this now.