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review Liuid City Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB È Abandoned as a teenager on a strange planet Casp Alkin earns a living transporting cargo through the ancient tunnels which lie beneath the rapidly industrialising Liuid City It's a dirty dangerous game but one which affords them the independence they always longed for But the offer of a lucrative cIshed routine and journey into the unexplored parts of the tunnel network deep underground Accompanied by an ill tempered cephalopod and the scientist daughter of their wealthy sponsor Casp embarks on an increasingly dangerous journey But they uickly find that success will mean an end to the livelihoods of the tunnel folk who have become their fa. I don't want to think of this as Journey to the Centre of the Earth with a Suid but I do It's a comparison that's only mildly accurate Casp and their cephalopod sidekick are sueezing a living out of cargo runs when the scientist daughter of an extremely rich man hires them and their vessel to explore a network of underground tunnels It's essentially a cave system going deeper into the earth and of course they discover new and exciting things because that's what happens in exploration adventures There's a reason it's a popular genreAnyway I really enjoyed the world building and the characterisation Being raised on Star Trek has left clear imprints though because with this established world of interplanetary travel and multiple species living and working together the diversity factor has a clear and positive impact except that Casp our protagonist is non binary and this is somehow seen as exclusionary and causing family problems in a universe defined by different identities Science fiction has always been metaphor and I suppose it's a comment on the longevity and hypocrisy of prejudice because there's something very dispiriting about a community that's able to accept any number of alien species but no divergence from gender norms in their own It's an interesting perspective watching these two facets of the society rub up against each other By far my favourite part of the book however was the world building at the end I don't want to spoil or give things away but in the explanation for the title of the book Buchanan hits that sci fi sense of wonder button hard I actually got chills which was delightful

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Abandoned as a teenager on a strange planet Casp Alkin earns a living transporting cargo through the ancient tunnels which lie beneath the rapidly industrialising Liuid City It's a dirty dangerous game but one which affords them the independence they always longed for But the offer of a lucrative contract persuades Casp to break with their establ. Liuid City is an adventure story on a strange and interesting world in the far future Casp Alkin and their cephalopod pilot Zek search for the source of the mysterious power source Selnon and in doing so discover things about the planet their past and themselves Casp is a sympathetic protagonist who you can't help but hope will come out okay A lovely short read

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Liuid CityMily destroying the community which has relied on the tunnels for generations Casp has little hope of saving the tunnelling industry but they are persuaded to take to the tunnels one last time Because some believe that humans weren’t the first to inhabit this isolated planet and what they find will shift the balance of power in Liuid City forev. It’s a city with a somewhat ambiguous place in my heart It’s crammed with rust and poverty growth and energy It’s my place of exile and my place of refuge It’s where my closest friends are and where I so often feel alone and abandoned 45This story was absolutely wonderful I love the world the main character is utterly amazing and non binary there is a grumpy talking cephalopod how could you not love that the plot was fascinating it was all around magnificent I want an entire series of full length novels set in this world not just a single short story