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I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

Redshirts
John Scalzi
Baccano!, Vol. 1: The Rolling Bootlegs
Ryohgo Narita
Progress: 54/217 pages
Decision at Doona
Anne McCaffrey
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 67/473 minutes
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Buddy Read: Page 145

Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie

I'm morbidly curious about the Presger. Are they the only aliens that breed their own translators? And the way they collected the necessary information to do that... But then I don't imagine many humans would have been willing to travel into Presger territory and spend time getting to know them, what with the Presger history of taking humans apart for amusement.

 

I always thought Dlique was kind of disturbing, and that feeling increased after I finished reading the trilogy. But I also wonder if the Translators aren't in a precarious position as well. I mean, if the treaty with the humans were to ever be broken, would there be much need for the Translators anymore? Not that Dlique seems to have much of a grasp of what's required for her continued existence. For example:

 

"I'd much rather have stayed on my ship, but they said there was a hull breach and if I stayed I wouldn't be able to breathe. . . . Air! It's just stupid, really. I'd as soon do without, but they insisted." (144)