Blackfish City

Blackfish City

After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and social engineering, complete with geothermal heating and sustainable energy. The city?s denizens have become accustomed to a roughshod new way of living, however, the city is starting to fray along the edges?crime and corruption have set in, the contradictions o After the climate wars, a floating city is constructed in the Arctic Circle, a remarkable feat of mechanical and soci...

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Title:Blackfish City
Author:Sam J. Miller
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:Blackfish City
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Blackfish City Reviews

  • karen
    Feb 24, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

  • Silvana
    Jul 14, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

  • Laura
    Feb 11, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ) ...

    3.5 stars. 4 stars for the wonderful world building and interesting characters (though I wish they had a bit more depth.) 3 stars for the structure of the book. It was hard to follow in the first half, maybe because it was a slow start and I wasn?t hooked in yet. I would read...

    Starts out well, but the premise is so unlikely that I'm unlikely to finish it: that, in a future world badly damaged by rising seas (et. al), people would build large, floating oil rig-like structures for new cities. Think about what that would cost, vs. building regular buildings ons...

    I'd been excited for this one because I enjoy Miller's short stories (which appear just about everywhere "Best of the Year" is used.) I had no idea this novel was set in the world of the first story I read of his, "Calved." That story made me think, who is this guy and is this what ...

    Blackfish City is about the artificial city of Qaanaaq that has sprung up in the ocean. Its residents are besieged by organized crime and ruthless politicians. A strange woman arrives in the island city on an orca, with a polar bear at her side. Whaaaaat, how cool does that sound? Well...

    A Superb novel! In the beginning it was a little hard to understand all the things going on because the story follows a lot of characters in some distinct zones of the floating arctic city of Qaanaaq, a jewel of nanotechnology, in a time after a big climate disaster had ravaged the ...

    Mesmerising, disturbing, vivid portrayal of a future troubled world. The characters and ideas on display here are fascinating. There's so much going on but it's the characters and their strange relationships to each other, to animals and to their environment that dominates. Review to f...

    In Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller has crafted one of the richest and most interesting dystopian landscapes I?ve ever read. Set in a future ravished by climate change and climate wars, the book concerns the floating Arctic city of Qaanaaq. Ruled by a small elite class and near-autonomo...

  • Bogdan
    Jun 19, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ) ...

    3.5 stars. 4 stars for the wonderful world building and interesting characters (though I wish they had a bit more depth.) 3 stars for the structure of the book. It was hard to follow in the first half, maybe because it was a slow start and I wasn?t hooked in yet. I would read...

    Starts out well, but the premise is so unlikely that I'm unlikely to finish it: that, in a future world badly damaged by rising seas (et. al), people would build large, floating oil rig-like structures for new cities. Think about what that would cost, vs. building regular buildings ons...

    I'd been excited for this one because I enjoy Miller's short stories (which appear just about everywhere "Best of the Year" is used.) I had no idea this novel was set in the world of the first story I read of his, "Calved." That story made me think, who is this guy and is this what ...

    Blackfish City is about the artificial city of Qaanaaq that has sprung up in the ocean. Its residents are besieged by organized crime and ruthless politicians. A strange woman arrives in the island city on an orca, with a polar bear at her side. Whaaaaat, how cool does that sound? Well...

    A Superb novel! In the beginning it was a little hard to understand all the things going on because the story follows a lot of characters in some distinct zones of the floating arctic city of Qaanaaq, a jewel of nanotechnology, in a time after a big climate disaster had ravaged the ...

  • Mike
    Apr 06, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ) ...

    3.5 stars. 4 stars for the wonderful world building and interesting characters (though I wish they had a bit more depth.) 3 stars for the structure of the book. It was hard to follow in the first half, maybe because it was a slow start and I wasn?t hooked in yet. I would read...

    Starts out well, but the premise is so unlikely that I'm unlikely to finish it: that, in a future world badly damaged by rising seas (et. al), people would build large, floating oil rig-like structures for new cities. Think about what that would cost, vs. building regular buildings ons...

    I'd been excited for this one because I enjoy Miller's short stories (which appear just about everywhere "Best of the Year" is used.) I had no idea this novel was set in the world of the first story I read of his, "Calved." That story made me think, who is this guy and is this what ...

    Blackfish City is about the artificial city of Qaanaaq that has sprung up in the ocean. Its residents are besieged by organized crime and ruthless politicians. A strange woman arrives in the island city on an orca, with a polar bear at her side. Whaaaaat, how cool does that sound? Well...

    A Superb novel! In the beginning it was a little hard to understand all the things going on because the story follows a lot of characters in some distinct zones of the floating arctic city of Qaanaaq, a jewel of nanotechnology, in a time after a big climate disaster had ravaged the ...

    Mesmerising, disturbing, vivid portrayal of a future troubled world. The characters and ideas on display here are fascinating. There's so much going on but it's the characters and their strange relationships to each other, to animals and to their environment that dominates. Review to f...

    In Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller has crafted one of the richest and most interesting dystopian landscapes I?ve ever read. Set in a future ravished by climate change and climate wars, the book concerns the floating Arctic city of Qaanaaq. Ruled by a small elite class and near-autonomo...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but it gave me a lot of things to love. Humans bonding with animals. An ensemble cast of characters, all of which I could enjoy (basically unheard of). A non-binary character who prefers they/them/theirs pronouns. A city that is some...

    3.25 out of 5 stars My thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. Blackfish City is an imaginative and richly rendered novel about a floating city and its diverse inhabitants. I was immediately intrigued by the setting, whi...

  • Bradley
    Jul 11, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

  • Denise
    Jul 23, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ) ...

    3.5 stars. 4 stars for the wonderful world building and interesting characters (though I wish they had a bit more depth.) 3 stars for the structure of the book. It was hard to follow in the first half, maybe because it was a slow start and I wasn?t hooked in yet. I would read...

  • Kate
    Apr 17, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ) ...

    3.5 stars. 4 stars for the wonderful world building and interesting characters (though I wish they had a bit more depth.) 3 stars for the structure of the book. It was hard to follow in the first half, maybe because it was a slow start and I wasn?t hooked in yet. I would read...

    Starts out well, but the premise is so unlikely that I'm unlikely to finish it: that, in a future world badly damaged by rising seas (et. al), people would build large, floating oil rig-like structures for new cities. Think about what that would cost, vs. building regular buildings ons...

    I'd been excited for this one because I enjoy Miller's short stories (which appear just about everywhere "Best of the Year" is used.) I had no idea this novel was set in the world of the first story I read of his, "Calved." That story made me think, who is this guy and is this what ...

    Blackfish City is about the artificial city of Qaanaaq that has sprung up in the ocean. Its residents are besieged by organized crime and ruthless politicians. A strange woman arrives in the island city on an orca, with a polar bear at her side. Whaaaaat, how cool does that sound? Well...

    A Superb novel! In the beginning it was a little hard to understand all the things going on because the story follows a lot of characters in some distinct zones of the floating arctic city of Qaanaaq, a jewel of nanotechnology, in a time after a big climate disaster had ravaged the ...

    Mesmerising, disturbing, vivid portrayal of a future troubled world. The characters and ideas on display here are fascinating. There's so much going on but it's the characters and their strange relationships to each other, to animals and to their environment that dominates. Review to f...

  • Sonja Arlow
    Feb 12, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

  • Leo Robertson
    May 02, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ) ...

    3.5 stars. 4 stars for the wonderful world building and interesting characters (though I wish they had a bit more depth.) 3 stars for the structure of the book. It was hard to follow in the first half, maybe because it was a slow start and I wasn?t hooked in yet. I would read...

    Starts out well, but the premise is so unlikely that I'm unlikely to finish it: that, in a future world badly damaged by rising seas (et. al), people would build large, floating oil rig-like structures for new cities. Think about what that would cost, vs. building regular buildings ons...

    I'd been excited for this one because I enjoy Miller's short stories (which appear just about everywhere "Best of the Year" is used.) I had no idea this novel was set in the world of the first story I read of his, "Calved." That story made me think, who is this guy and is this what ...

  • Peter Tillman
    Jun 12, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ) ...

    3.5 stars. 4 stars for the wonderful world building and interesting characters (though I wish they had a bit more depth.) 3 stars for the structure of the book. It was hard to follow in the first half, maybe because it was a slow start and I wasn?t hooked in yet. I would read...

    Starts out well, but the premise is so unlikely that I'm unlikely to finish it: that, in a future world badly damaged by rising seas (et. al), people would build large, floating oil rig-like structures for new cities. Think about what that would cost, vs. building regular buildings ons...

  • James Lafayette  Tivendale
    Dec 07, 2017

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

  • Lindsay
    Apr 09, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

  • Emily
    Jun 02, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

  • Jacci Alworden
    Jun 04, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ) ...

    3.5 stars. 4 stars for the wonderful world building and interesting characters (though I wish they had a bit more depth.) 3 stars for the structure of the book. It was hard to follow in the first half, maybe because it was a slow start and I wasn?t hooked in yet. I would read...

    Starts out well, but the premise is so unlikely that I'm unlikely to finish it: that, in a future world badly damaged by rising seas (et. al), people would build large, floating oil rig-like structures for new cities. Think about what that would cost, vs. building regular buildings ons...

    I'd been excited for this one because I enjoy Miller's short stories (which appear just about everywhere "Best of the Year" is used.) I had no idea this novel was set in the world of the first story I read of his, "Calved." That story made me think, who is this guy and is this what ...

    Blackfish City is about the artificial city of Qaanaaq that has sprung up in the ocean. Its residents are besieged by organized crime and ruthless politicians. A strange woman arrives in the island city on an orca, with a polar bear at her side. Whaaaaat, how cool does that sound? Well...

    A Superb novel! In the beginning it was a little hard to understand all the things going on because the story follows a lot of characters in some distinct zones of the floating arctic city of Qaanaaq, a jewel of nanotechnology, in a time after a big climate disaster had ravaged the ...

    Mesmerising, disturbing, vivid portrayal of a future troubled world. The characters and ideas on display here are fascinating. There's so much going on but it's the characters and their strange relationships to each other, to animals and to their environment that dominates. Review to f...

    In Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller has crafted one of the richest and most interesting dystopian landscapes I?ve ever read. Set in a future ravished by climate change and climate wars, the book concerns the floating Arctic city of Qaanaaq. Ruled by a small elite class and near-autonomo...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but it gave me a lot of things to love. Humans bonding with animals. An ensemble cast of characters, all of which I could enjoy (basically unheard of). A non-binary character who prefers they/them/theirs pronouns. A city that is some...

    3.25 out of 5 stars My thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. Blackfish City is an imaginative and richly rendered novel about a floating city and its diverse inhabitants. I was immediately intrigued by the setting, whi...

    Thank you so much to Ecco Books for providing my copy of BLACKFISH CITY by Sam J. Miller - all opinions are my own. Set in New York in 2140, climate wars have left the planet decimated by either floods or fire, threatening the world?s habitat. In response, a floating city with adv...

    a lot of potential for me... but seemed like two separate stories that didn't blend too well. once I understood where the author was going with the two stories it was SUPER predictable. just not my style of writing I guess. ...

    Blackfish City reads almost like a grown-up version of The Golden Compass. This odd dystopian novel explores the political climate of an Arctic refugee town called Qanaaq told from five perspectives. Crime and corruption run rampant in this city, and a mysterious orcamancer rides in on...

    Meh. ...

  • Lata
    Jul 14, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Dec 07, 2017

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

  • Janelle
    Apr 17, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ) ...

    3.5 stars. 4 stars for the wonderful world building and interesting characters (though I wish they had a bit more depth.) 3 stars for the structure of the book. It was hard to follow in the first half, maybe because it was a slow start and I wasn?t hooked in yet. I would read...

    Starts out well, but the premise is so unlikely that I'm unlikely to finish it: that, in a future world badly damaged by rising seas (et. al), people would build large, floating oil rig-like structures for new cities. Think about what that would cost, vs. building regular buildings ons...

    I'd been excited for this one because I enjoy Miller's short stories (which appear just about everywhere "Best of the Year" is used.) I had no idea this novel was set in the world of the first story I read of his, "Calved." That story made me think, who is this guy and is this what ...

    Blackfish City is about the artificial city of Qaanaaq that has sprung up in the ocean. Its residents are besieged by organized crime and ruthless politicians. A strange woman arrives in the island city on an orca, with a polar bear at her side. Whaaaaat, how cool does that sound? Well...

    A Superb novel! In the beginning it was a little hard to understand all the things going on because the story follows a lot of characters in some distinct zones of the floating arctic city of Qaanaaq, a jewel of nanotechnology, in a time after a big climate disaster had ravaged the ...

    Mesmerising, disturbing, vivid portrayal of a future troubled world. The characters and ideas on display here are fascinating. There's so much going on but it's the characters and their strange relationships to each other, to animals and to their environment that dominates. Review to f...

    In Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller has crafted one of the richest and most interesting dystopian landscapes I?ve ever read. Set in a future ravished by climate change and climate wars, the book concerns the floating Arctic city of Qaanaaq. Ruled by a small elite class and near-autonomo...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but it gave me a lot of things to love. Humans bonding with animals. An ensemble cast of characters, all of which I could enjoy (basically unheard of). A non-binary character who prefers they/them/theirs pronouns. A city that is some...

    3.25 out of 5 stars My thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. Blackfish City is an imaginative and richly rendered novel about a floating city and its diverse inhabitants. I was immediately intrigued by the setting, whi...

    Thank you so much to Ecco Books for providing my copy of BLACKFISH CITY by Sam J. Miller - all opinions are my own. Set in New York in 2140, climate wars have left the planet decimated by either floods or fire, threatening the world?s habitat. In response, a floating city with adv...

  • Tim
    Aug 13, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ) ...

    3.5 stars. 4 stars for the wonderful world building and interesting characters (though I wish they had a bit more depth.) 3 stars for the structure of the book. It was hard to follow in the first half, maybe because it was a slow start and I wasn?t hooked in yet. I would read...

    Starts out well, but the premise is so unlikely that I'm unlikely to finish it: that, in a future world badly damaged by rising seas (et. al), people would build large, floating oil rig-like structures for new cities. Think about what that would cost, vs. building regular buildings ons...

    I'd been excited for this one because I enjoy Miller's short stories (which appear just about everywhere "Best of the Year" is used.) I had no idea this novel was set in the world of the first story I read of his, "Calved." That story made me think, who is this guy and is this what ...

    Blackfish City is about the artificial city of Qaanaaq that has sprung up in the ocean. Its residents are besieged by organized crime and ruthless politicians. A strange woman arrives in the island city on an orca, with a polar bear at her side. Whaaaaat, how cool does that sound? Well...

  • Michael
    Nov 18, 2017

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ) ...

  • Adah Udechukwu
    Jun 05, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

  • Devon H
    Apr 11, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ) ...

    3.5 stars. 4 stars for the wonderful world building and interesting characters (though I wish they had a bit more depth.) 3 stars for the structure of the book. It was hard to follow in the first half, maybe because it was a slow start and I wasn?t hooked in yet. I would read...

    Starts out well, but the premise is so unlikely that I'm unlikely to finish it: that, in a future world badly damaged by rising seas (et. al), people would build large, floating oil rig-like structures for new cities. Think about what that would cost, vs. building regular buildings ons...

    I'd been excited for this one because I enjoy Miller's short stories (which appear just about everywhere "Best of the Year" is used.) I had no idea this novel was set in the world of the first story I read of his, "Calved." That story made me think, who is this guy and is this what ...

    Blackfish City is about the artificial city of Qaanaaq that has sprung up in the ocean. Its residents are besieged by organized crime and ruthless politicians. A strange woman arrives in the island city on an orca, with a polar bear at her side. Whaaaaat, how cool does that sound? Well...

    A Superb novel! In the beginning it was a little hard to understand all the things going on because the story follows a lot of characters in some distinct zones of the floating arctic city of Qaanaaq, a jewel of nanotechnology, in a time after a big climate disaster had ravaged the ...

    Mesmerising, disturbing, vivid portrayal of a future troubled world. The characters and ideas on display here are fascinating. There's so much going on but it's the characters and their strange relationships to each other, to animals and to their environment that dominates. Review to f...

    In Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller has crafted one of the richest and most interesting dystopian landscapes I?ve ever read. Set in a future ravished by climate change and climate wars, the book concerns the floating Arctic city of Qaanaaq. Ruled by a small elite class and near-autonomo...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but it gave me a lot of things to love. Humans bonding with animals. An ensemble cast of characters, all of which I could enjoy (basically unheard of). A non-binary character who prefers they/them/theirs pronouns. A city that is some...

    3.25 out of 5 stars My thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. Blackfish City is an imaginative and richly rendered novel about a floating city and its diverse inhabitants. I was immediately intrigued by the setting, whi...

    Thank you so much to Ecco Books for providing my copy of BLACKFISH CITY by Sam J. Miller - all opinions are my own. Set in New York in 2140, climate wars have left the planet decimated by either floods or fire, threatening the world?s habitat. In response, a floating city with adv...

    a lot of potential for me... but seemed like two separate stories that didn't blend too well. once I understood where the author was going with the two stories it was SUPER predictable. just not my style of writing I guess. ...

    Blackfish City reads almost like a grown-up version of The Golden Compass. This odd dystopian novel explores the political climate of an Arctic refugee town called Qanaaq told from five perspectives. Crime and corruption run rampant in this city, and a mysterious orcamancer rides in on...

  • Gary
    May 03, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

  • Philip
    Jul 16, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

  • JustSomeGuy
    Jun 01, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

  • Roy
    May 14, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

  • Elle Maruska
    Dec 14, 2017

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

  • Jessica
    Jul 06, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ) ...

    3.5 stars. 4 stars for the wonderful world building and interesting characters (though I wish they had a bit more depth.) 3 stars for the structure of the book. It was hard to follow in the first half, maybe because it was a slow start and I wasn?t hooked in yet. I would read...

    Starts out well, but the premise is so unlikely that I'm unlikely to finish it: that, in a future world badly damaged by rising seas (et. al), people would build large, floating oil rig-like structures for new cities. Think about what that would cost, vs. building regular buildings ons...

    I'd been excited for this one because I enjoy Miller's short stories (which appear just about everywhere "Best of the Year" is used.) I had no idea this novel was set in the world of the first story I read of his, "Calved." That story made me think, who is this guy and is this what ...

    Blackfish City is about the artificial city of Qaanaaq that has sprung up in the ocean. Its residents are besieged by organized crime and ruthless politicians. A strange woman arrives in the island city on an orca, with a polar bear at her side. Whaaaaat, how cool does that sound? Well...

    A Superb novel! In the beginning it was a little hard to understand all the things going on because the story follows a lot of characters in some distinct zones of the floating arctic city of Qaanaaq, a jewel of nanotechnology, in a time after a big climate disaster had ravaged the ...

    Mesmerising, disturbing, vivid portrayal of a future troubled world. The characters and ideas on display here are fascinating. There's so much going on but it's the characters and their strange relationships to each other, to animals and to their environment that dominates. Review to f...

    In Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller has crafted one of the richest and most interesting dystopian landscapes I?ve ever read. Set in a future ravished by climate change and climate wars, the book concerns the floating Arctic city of Qaanaaq. Ruled by a small elite class and near-autonomo...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but it gave me a lot of things to love. Humans bonding with animals. An ensemble cast of characters, all of which I could enjoy (basically unheard of). A non-binary character who prefers they/them/theirs pronouns. A city that is some...

    3.25 out of 5 stars My thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. Blackfish City is an imaginative and richly rendered novel about a floating city and its diverse inhabitants. I was immediately intrigued by the setting, whi...

    Thank you so much to Ecco Books for providing my copy of BLACKFISH CITY by Sam J. Miller - all opinions are my own. Set in New York in 2140, climate wars have left the planet decimated by either floods or fire, threatening the world?s habitat. In response, a floating city with adv...

    a lot of potential for me... but seemed like two separate stories that didn't blend too well. once I understood where the author was going with the two stories it was SUPER predictable. just not my style of writing I guess. ...

  • The Captain
    Jul 19, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

  • Eclectisism Incarnate
    May 30, 2018

    NOW AVAILABLE!!! this was a real roller coaster of a read for me. it was offered to me by a publisher-pal, who confidently declared: ?I just think you will die for this book.? between that prediction and the first part of the synopsis: When a strange new visitor arri...

    I received an advanced reading copy of Blackfish City in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Sam J. Miller and Orbit Books. The results of the climate wars were that the majority of the Earth was either flooded or burnt to rubble leaving very little in the way of h...

    2.5ish stars. Underwhelmed. A lot of great individual elements, but there's so much missing at the same time. I wanted to like it more than I did. Especially based on the imaginative setting, the interesting crowd of POVs, the great cover, and the concept of an ORCAMANCER, hello! ...

    7.8 out of 10 at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/05/03/c... Sci-fi and fantasy narratives that deal directly with structures of power usually feature a single, goal-oriented protagonist, often consumed with a desire for revenge or seeking to redress a perceived injustice. Even if the...

    3.5 It's okay, and them's the Breaks! ;) I honestly thought this book was all right. Not fantastic but definitely strong in the worldbuilding, characters, and plot progression. The real stars are the floating ramshackle cities out in the Arctic Circle and the wildly delicious cus...

    A complex novel of a post-climate change world set on a floating city in the arctic with a disparate cast of point-of-view characters who turn out to be connected in interesting ways. Qaanaaq is an advanced technology floating platform city that's heated by geothermal energy. In man...

    Political corruption but not as you know it? I LOVED Blackfish City ? imaginative, compelling, realistically fantastic and blimey a right proper page turner with beautifully immersive descriptive prose and characters that just pop. The setting is chilly and well defined, the ...

    Though the start was a little confusing with multiple characters and their PoVs introduced with a rather dizzying set of life circumstances, I found that once past that, the story flowed. The worldbuilding was terrific; horribly grim but with so much texture: the AIs running the politi...

    3.5 stars I had to be patient with this book because it was only towards the 40% mark that the story really took off. On a very basic level this story takes the concept of the Golden Compass ? humans bonding with non-human entities (in this case real animals) - but made it much...

    This was a very clever and interesting scifi novel. Climate wars and issued have created a civilization that seems to be living in a weird type squalor with improved tech ( e.g phones are nanotech implanted in the jaw), animals can be bonded (ala Pullmans story but more real and violen...

    Blackfish City is a great novel. If all comes together as the story progresses. ...

    This book has an orca-riding lesbian grandma and a gritty futuristic floating city?it could not possibly be any more up my alley. ...

    Ahoy there mateys! This is a beautifully written sci-fi novel with some extremely incredible world-building. In this version of our possible future, the world has flooded, the major world players have been destroyed, and humanity is clinging to existence in scattered parts of the world...

    A mysterious woman wielding a blade carved out of giant jaw bone arrives at a floating city in the Arctic Circle riding a killer whale with a polar bear in tow. That right there is an interesting visual and I expected it to be the start of an interesting story. Unfortunately, that was ...

    What a fun romp. Note to self: Try to write reviews - no matter how brief - right after reading a book, not two books after. Well, notwithstanding my poor memory, I still remember that I really liked this book due to the following: - Another weird city, since I could not get en...

    I wish I'd liked this more :/ The worldbuilding is amazing. The titular city is a wonder of creativity, both fantastical and terrifyingly realistic at the same time. In the beginning I loved the different POVs, characters from various rungs of the city's social ladder moving through...

    Terrific writing, super entertaining plot and world building. Incredible cast of diverse characters (PoC, LGBTQ) ...

    3.5 stars. 4 stars for the wonderful world building and interesting characters (though I wish they had a bit more depth.) 3 stars for the structure of the book. It was hard to follow in the first half, maybe because it was a slow start and I wasn?t hooked in yet. I would read...

    Starts out well, but the premise is so unlikely that I'm unlikely to finish it: that, in a future world badly damaged by rising seas (et. al), people would build large, floating oil rig-like structures for new cities. Think about what that would cost, vs. building regular buildings ons...

    I'd been excited for this one because I enjoy Miller's short stories (which appear just about everywhere "Best of the Year" is used.) I had no idea this novel was set in the world of the first story I read of his, "Calved." That story made me think, who is this guy and is this what ...

    Blackfish City is about the artificial city of Qaanaaq that has sprung up in the ocean. Its residents are besieged by organized crime and ruthless politicians. A strange woman arrives in the island city on an orca, with a polar bear at her side. Whaaaaat, how cool does that sound? Well...

    A Superb novel! In the beginning it was a little hard to understand all the things going on because the story follows a lot of characters in some distinct zones of the floating arctic city of Qaanaaq, a jewel of nanotechnology, in a time after a big climate disaster had ravaged the ...

    Mesmerising, disturbing, vivid portrayal of a future troubled world. The characters and ideas on display here are fascinating. There's so much going on but it's the characters and their strange relationships to each other, to animals and to their environment that dominates. Review to f...

    In Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller has crafted one of the richest and most interesting dystopian landscapes I?ve ever read. Set in a future ravished by climate change and climate wars, the book concerns the floating Arctic city of Qaanaaq. Ruled by a small elite class and near-autonomo...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but it gave me a lot of things to love. Humans bonding with animals. An ensemble cast of characters, all of which I could enjoy (basically unheard of). A non-binary character who prefers they/them/theirs pronouns. A city that is some...