de Pierres, Marianne -- Dark Space
Have not yet finished.
The prologue has an asteroid miner discovering a weakly godlike space
entity; also lots of wacky far-future tech-jargon of the sort that I
enjoy. I bought the book on those strengths, and was rapidly
disappointed by the story, which pushes the entity entirely offstage
in favor of a bunch of Italian aristocrats squabbling over a mining
colony. It's one of those "spoiled aristo gets life lesson in misery
and shreds of compassion" novels, which I hate. (Imputations about my
own social stratum are left as an exercise.) Also the POV keeps
cutting to the (now-rich, erstwhile-) asteroid miner, in a series of
plot asides that I'm pretty sure make no sense whatsoever. He's a
spoiled jerk too.
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