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...

  • Geonn Cannon
    Apr 25, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

    There's a lot to like here, but I also had a number of technical issues with it. 3.5 stars. ...

    Blackfish City is an incredibly immersive science fiction novel that?s likely to be one of my favorite books of 2018. In an ecologically devastated future, floating cities are created to house refugees from flooded nations. One such city is Qaanaaq, situated near the Arctic Circle...

    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...

    A really interesting book. Excellent worldbuilding with just enough expositing to help wrap your head around it all. The City Without a Map sections were invaluable, while also being important to the story. They reminded me a little of Welcome to Night Vale, but without the humor. ...

  • Kelley B
    Apr 21, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

  • Blair Conrad
    May 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Kathleen Flynn
    May 25, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

    There's a lot to like here, but I also had a number of technical issues with it. 3.5 stars. ...

    Blackfish City is an incredibly immersive science fiction novel that?s likely to be one of my favorite books of 2018. In an ecologically devastated future, floating cities are created to house refugees from flooded nations. One such city is Qaanaaq, situated near the Arctic Circle...

    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...

    A really interesting book. Excellent worldbuilding with just enough expositing to help wrap your head around it all. The City Without a Map sections were invaluable, while also being important to the story. They reminded me a little of Welcome to Night Vale, but without the humor. ...

    Received from Netgalley. Slow build but I find most sci-fis don?t really get going until the halfway point. At first it didn?t feel like there was a connection and then when it comes together it makes sense, all the pieces slot into place. That?s when the story got really good fo...

    Read an eARC from Edelweiss Blackfish City tells of the floating, Arctic city of Qaanaaq and the people who live in it, battling a viral disease called the breaks and crime syndicates while unraveling the mystery behind the woman who came in one day on the back of an orca. It is bea...

    I received an e-arc of Blackfish City from the lovely folks at Little, Brown UK via Netgalley in exchange for my review ? thank you to the publisher and the author! Blackfish City is a post-apocalyptic tale with an unusual premise: it?s set on Qaanaaq, a floating star-shaped cit...

    Sam J. Miller wasn?t an unknown name to me when Blackfish City arrived on my doorstep. I?d heard some of his short stories on the Clarkesworld podcast (read by the inimitable Kate Baker) and they were great, so I was excited to read a novel from his hand. And that excitement turned...

    Interesting world building, and some really cool concepts. Especially liked nanobonding with animals and an AI city hall to manage the city and fancy geothermal power in the middle of the artic and the slider system. The floating city concept is also cool, but the viewpoint behind the ...

    I knew nothing about this author or his previous work. I just knew I was going to read this book as soon as I read "a woman riding an orca with a polar bear by her side" in the blurb because how could I not? Sometimes I pick books based on simple reasons. The first half-ish of the ...

    "America has fallen and I don?t feel so good myself." This was a percolator. It was a slow (cold pressed) drip that led us hand in sweaty/nanobonded hand to small epiphanies and twisty turns while ultimately delivering us on the doorstep of a hopeful, mostly resolved ending THAT...

    I liked this a lot. A strong start, a deeply moving and satisfying middle section that had me in tears on the subway, an ending that for me felt a little rushed and Hollywood-ish. Or maybe I am still mourning the polar bear, Liam. There were a lot of plates in the air and it is...

  • Leonardo Etcheto
    May 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

    There's a lot to like here, but I also had a number of technical issues with it. 3.5 stars. ...

    Blackfish City is an incredibly immersive science fiction novel that?s likely to be one of my favorite books of 2018. In an ecologically devastated future, floating cities are created to house refugees from flooded nations. One such city is Qaanaaq, situated near the Arctic Circle...

    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...

    A really interesting book. Excellent worldbuilding with just enough expositing to help wrap your head around it all. The City Without a Map sections were invaluable, while also being important to the story. They reminded me a little of Welcome to Night Vale, but without the humor. ...

    Received from Netgalley. Slow build but I find most sci-fis don?t really get going until the halfway point. At first it didn?t feel like there was a connection and then when it comes together it makes sense, all the pieces slot into place. That?s when the story got really good fo...

    Read an eARC from Edelweiss Blackfish City tells of the floating, Arctic city of Qaanaaq and the people who live in it, battling a viral disease called the breaks and crime syndicates while unraveling the mystery behind the woman who came in one day on the back of an orca. It is bea...

    I received an e-arc of Blackfish City from the lovely folks at Little, Brown UK via Netgalley in exchange for my review ? thank you to the publisher and the author! Blackfish City is a post-apocalyptic tale with an unusual premise: it?s set on Qaanaaq, a floating star-shaped cit...

    Sam J. Miller wasn?t an unknown name to me when Blackfish City arrived on my doorstep. I?d heard some of his short stories on the Clarkesworld podcast (read by the inimitable Kate Baker) and they were great, so I was excited to read a novel from his hand. And that excitement turned...

    Interesting world building, and some really cool concepts. Especially liked nanobonding with animals and an AI city hall to manage the city and fancy geothermal power in the middle of the artic and the slider system. The floating city concept is also cool, but the viewpoint behind the ...

  • Mieneke
    Apr 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

    There's a lot to like here, but I also had a number of technical issues with it. 3.5 stars. ...

    Blackfish City is an incredibly immersive science fiction novel that?s likely to be one of my favorite books of 2018. In an ecologically devastated future, floating cities are created to house refugees from flooded nations. One such city is Qaanaaq, situated near the Arctic Circle...

    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...

    A really interesting book. Excellent worldbuilding with just enough expositing to help wrap your head around it all. The City Without a Map sections were invaluable, while also being important to the story. They reminded me a little of Welcome to Night Vale, but without the humor. ...

    Received from Netgalley. Slow build but I find most sci-fis don?t really get going until the halfway point. At first it didn?t feel like there was a connection and then when it comes together it makes sense, all the pieces slot into place. That?s when the story got really good fo...

    Read an eARC from Edelweiss Blackfish City tells of the floating, Arctic city of Qaanaaq and the people who live in it, battling a viral disease called the breaks and crime syndicates while unraveling the mystery behind the woman who came in one day on the back of an orca. It is bea...

    I received an e-arc of Blackfish City from the lovely folks at Little, Brown UK via Netgalley in exchange for my review ? thank you to the publisher and the author! Blackfish City is a post-apocalyptic tale with an unusual premise: it?s set on Qaanaaq, a floating star-shaped cit...

    Sam J. Miller wasn?t an unknown name to me when Blackfish City arrived on my doorstep. I?d heard some of his short stories on the Clarkesworld podcast (read by the inimitable Kate Baker) and they were great, so I was excited to read a novel from his hand. And that excitement turned...

  • Candace
    Apr 29, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

    There's a lot to like here, but I also had a number of technical issues with it. 3.5 stars. ...

    Blackfish City is an incredibly immersive science fiction novel that?s likely to be one of my favorite books of 2018. In an ecologically devastated future, floating cities are created to house refugees from flooded nations. One such city is Qaanaaq, situated near the Arctic Circle...

    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...

    A really interesting book. Excellent worldbuilding with just enough expositing to help wrap your head around it all. The City Without a Map sections were invaluable, while also being important to the story. They reminded me a little of Welcome to Night Vale, but without the humor. ...

    Received from Netgalley. Slow build but I find most sci-fis don?t really get going until the halfway point. At first it didn?t feel like there was a connection and then when it comes together it makes sense, all the pieces slot into place. That?s when the story got really good fo...

    Read an eARC from Edelweiss Blackfish City tells of the floating, Arctic city of Qaanaaq and the people who live in it, battling a viral disease called the breaks and crime syndicates while unraveling the mystery behind the woman who came in one day on the back of an orca. It is bea...

    I received an e-arc of Blackfish City from the lovely folks at Little, Brown UK via Netgalley in exchange for my review ? thank you to the publisher and the author! Blackfish City is a post-apocalyptic tale with an unusual premise: it?s set on Qaanaaq, a floating star-shaped cit...

    Sam J. Miller wasn?t an unknown name to me when Blackfish City arrived on my doorstep. I?d heard some of his short stories on the Clarkesworld podcast (read by the inimitable Kate Baker) and they were great, so I was excited to read a novel from his hand. And that excitement turned...

    Interesting world building, and some really cool concepts. Especially liked nanobonding with animals and an AI city hall to manage the city and fancy geothermal power in the middle of the artic and the slider system. The floating city concept is also cool, but the viewpoint behind the ...

    I knew nothing about this author or his previous work. I just knew I was going to read this book as soon as I read "a woman riding an orca with a polar bear by her side" in the blurb because how could I not? Sometimes I pick books based on simple reasons. The first half-ish of the ...

    "America has fallen and I don?t feel so good myself." This was a percolator. It was a slow (cold pressed) drip that led us hand in sweaty/nanobonded hand to small epiphanies and twisty turns while ultimately delivering us on the doorstep of a hopeful, mostly resolved ending THAT...

    I liked this a lot. A strong start, a deeply moving and satisfying middle section that had me in tears on the subway, an ending that for me felt a little rushed and Hollywood-ish. Or maybe I am still mourning the polar bear, Liam. There were a lot of plates in the air and it is...

    Whenever I read a novel that (however obliquely) looks at potential consequences of climate change (& the potential consequences of shitty decision making) it always reinforces my belief that we need to get our shit together, if not now then soon. But I'm also nearly always hearten...

    This is a post-apocalyptic, dystopian science fiction novel set in a future in which global warming did not turn out to be "fake news." The story takes place in a man-made city, Qaanaaq, that is located in the Arctic Ocean close to the top of the world. The story is told from the point...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Ron S
    Sep 26, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Beth ~~Just One More Chapter I Swear~~
    Apr 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

    There's a lot to like here, but I also had a number of technical issues with it. 3.5 stars. ...

    Blackfish City is an incredibly immersive science fiction novel that?s likely to be one of my favorite books of 2018. In an ecologically devastated future, floating cities are created to house refugees from flooded nations. One such city is Qaanaaq, situated near the Arctic Circle...

    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...

    A really interesting book. Excellent worldbuilding with just enough expositing to help wrap your head around it all. The City Without a Map sections were invaluable, while also being important to the story. They reminded me a little of Welcome to Night Vale, but without the humor. ...

    Received from Netgalley. Slow build but I find most sci-fis don?t really get going until the halfway point. At first it didn?t feel like there was a connection and then when it comes together it makes sense, all the pieces slot into place. That?s when the story got really good fo...

    Read an eARC from Edelweiss Blackfish City tells of the floating, Arctic city of Qaanaaq and the people who live in it, battling a viral disease called the breaks and crime syndicates while unraveling the mystery behind the woman who came in one day on the back of an orca. It is bea...

    I received an e-arc of Blackfish City from the lovely folks at Little, Brown UK via Netgalley in exchange for my review ? thank you to the publisher and the author! Blackfish City is a post-apocalyptic tale with an unusual premise: it?s set on Qaanaaq, a floating star-shaped cit...

    Sam J. Miller wasn?t an unknown name to me when Blackfish City arrived on my doorstep. I?d heard some of his short stories on the Clarkesworld podcast (read by the inimitable Kate Baker) and they were great, so I was excited to read a novel from his hand. And that excitement turned...

    Interesting world building, and some really cool concepts. Especially liked nanobonding with animals and an AI city hall to manage the city and fancy geothermal power in the middle of the artic and the slider system. The floating city concept is also cool, but the viewpoint behind the ...

    I knew nothing about this author or his previous work. I just knew I was going to read this book as soon as I read "a woman riding an orca with a polar bear by her side" in the blurb because how could I not? Sometimes I pick books based on simple reasons. The first half-ish of the ...

    "America has fallen and I don?t feel so good myself." This was a percolator. It was a slow (cold pressed) drip that led us hand in sweaty/nanobonded hand to small epiphanies and twisty turns while ultimately delivering us on the doorstep of a hopeful, mostly resolved ending THAT...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • laureneliza
    May 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

    There's a lot to like here, but I also had a number of technical issues with it. 3.5 stars. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

  • Coolcurry
    Feb 28, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

    There's a lot to like here, but I also had a number of technical issues with it. 3.5 stars. ...

    Blackfish City is an incredibly immersive science fiction novel that?s likely to be one of my favorite books of 2018. In an ecologically devastated future, floating cities are created to house refugees from flooded nations. One such city is Qaanaaq, situated near the Arctic Circle...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

    There's a lot to like here, but I also had a number of technical issues with it. 3.5 stars. ...

    Blackfish City is an incredibly immersive science fiction novel that?s likely to be one of my favorite books of 2018. In an ecologically devastated future, floating cities are created to house refugees from flooded nations. One such city is Qaanaaq, situated near the Arctic Circle...

    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...

    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...

  • Jo Ladzinski
    Aug 15, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

    There's a lot to like here, but I also had a number of technical issues with it. 3.5 stars. ...

    Blackfish City is an incredibly immersive science fiction novel that?s likely to be one of my favorite books of 2018. In an ecologically devastated future, floating cities are created to house refugees from flooded nations. One such city is Qaanaaq, situated near the Arctic Circle...

    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...

    A really interesting book. Excellent worldbuilding with just enough expositing to help wrap your head around it all. The City Without a Map sections were invaluable, while also being important to the story. They reminded me a little of Welcome to Night Vale, but without the humor. ...

    Received from Netgalley. Slow build but I find most sci-fis don?t really get going until the halfway point. At first it didn?t feel like there was a connection and then when it comes together it makes sense, all the pieces slot into place. That?s when the story got really good fo...

    Read an eARC from Edelweiss Blackfish City tells of the floating, Arctic city of Qaanaaq and the people who live in it, battling a viral disease called the breaks and crime syndicates while unraveling the mystery behind the woman who came in one day on the back of an orca. It is bea...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Erin
    May 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

    There's a lot to like here, but I also had a number of technical issues with it. 3.5 stars. ...

    Blackfish City is an incredibly immersive science fiction novel that?s likely to be one of my favorite books of 2018. In an ecologically devastated future, floating cities are created to house refugees from flooded nations. One such city is Qaanaaq, situated near the Arctic Circle...

    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...

    A really interesting book. Excellent worldbuilding with just enough expositing to help wrap your head around it all. The City Without a Map sections were invaluable, while also being important to the story. They reminded me a little of Welcome to Night Vale, but without the humor. ...

    Received from Netgalley. Slow build but I find most sci-fis don?t really get going until the halfway point. At first it didn?t feel like there was a connection and then when it comes together it makes sense, all the pieces slot into place. That?s when the story got really good fo...

    Read an eARC from Edelweiss Blackfish City tells of the floating, Arctic city of Qaanaaq and the people who live in it, battling a viral disease called the breaks and crime syndicates while unraveling the mystery behind the woman who came in one day on the back of an orca. It is bea...

    I received an e-arc of Blackfish City from the lovely folks at Little, Brown UK via Netgalley in exchange for my review ? thank you to the publisher and the author! Blackfish City is a post-apocalyptic tale with an unusual premise: it?s set on Qaanaaq, a floating star-shaped cit...

    Sam J. Miller wasn?t an unknown name to me when Blackfish City arrived on my doorstep. I?d heard some of his short stories on the Clarkesworld podcast (read by the inimitable Kate Baker) and they were great, so I was excited to read a novel from his hand. And that excitement turned...

    Interesting world building, and some really cool concepts. Especially liked nanobonding with animals and an AI city hall to manage the city and fancy geothermal power in the middle of the artic and the slider system. The floating city concept is also cool, but the viewpoint behind the ...

    I knew nothing about this author or his previous work. I just knew I was going to read this book as soon as I read "a woman riding an orca with a polar bear by her side" in the blurb because how could I not? Sometimes I pick books based on simple reasons. The first half-ish of the ...

  • Adri Joy
    Apr 15, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

    There's a lot to like here, but I also had a number of technical issues with it. 3.5 stars. ...

    Blackfish City is an incredibly immersive science fiction novel that?s likely to be one of my favorite books of 2018. In an ecologically devastated future, floating cities are created to house refugees from flooded nations. One such city is Qaanaaq, situated near the Arctic Circle...

    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...

    A really interesting book. Excellent worldbuilding with just enough expositing to help wrap your head around it all. The City Without a Map sections were invaluable, while also being important to the story. They reminded me a little of Welcome to Night Vale, but without the humor. ...

    Received from Netgalley. Slow build but I find most sci-fis don?t really get going until the halfway point. At first it didn?t feel like there was a connection and then when it comes together it makes sense, all the pieces slot into place. That?s when the story got really good fo...

    Read an eARC from Edelweiss Blackfish City tells of the floating, Arctic city of Qaanaaq and the people who live in it, battling a viral disease called the breaks and crime syndicates while unraveling the mystery behind the woman who came in one day on the back of an orca. It is bea...

    I received an e-arc of Blackfish City from the lovely folks at Little, Brown UK via Netgalley in exchange for my review ? thank you to the publisher and the author! Blackfish City is a post-apocalyptic tale with an unusual premise: it?s set on Qaanaaq, a floating star-shaped cit...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

  • Carolyn
    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

    There's a lot to like here, but I also had a number of technical issues with it. 3.5 stars. ...

    Blackfish City is an incredibly immersive science fiction novel that?s likely to be one of my favorite books of 2018. In an ecologically devastated future, floating cities are created to house refugees from flooded nations. One such city is Qaanaaq, situated near the Arctic Circle...

    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...

    A really interesting book. Excellent worldbuilding with just enough expositing to help wrap your head around it all. The City Without a Map sections were invaluable, while also being important to the story. They reminded me a little of Welcome to Night Vale, but without the humor. ...

    Received from Netgalley. Slow build but I find most sci-fis don?t really get going until the halfway point. At first it didn?t feel like there was a connection and then when it comes together it makes sense, all the pieces slot into place. That?s when the story got really good fo...

    Read an eARC from Edelweiss Blackfish City tells of the floating, Arctic city of Qaanaaq and the people who live in it, battling a viral disease called the breaks and crime syndicates while unraveling the mystery behind the woman who came in one day on the back of an orca. It is bea...

    I received an e-arc of Blackfish City from the lovely folks at Little, Brown UK via Netgalley in exchange for my review ? thank you to the publisher and the author! Blackfish City is a post-apocalyptic tale with an unusual premise: it?s set on Qaanaaq, a floating star-shaped cit...

    Sam J. Miller wasn?t an unknown name to me when Blackfish City arrived on my doorstep. I?d heard some of his short stories on the Clarkesworld podcast (read by the inimitable Kate Baker) and they were great, so I was excited to read a novel from his hand. And that excitement turned...

    Interesting world building, and some really cool concepts. Especially liked nanobonding with animals and an AI city hall to manage the city and fancy geothermal power in the middle of the artic and the slider system. The floating city concept is also cool, but the viewpoint behind the ...

    I knew nothing about this author or his previous work. I just knew I was going to read this book as soon as I read "a woman riding an orca with a polar bear by her side" in the blurb because how could I not? Sometimes I pick books based on simple reasons. The first half-ish of the ...

    "America has fallen and I don?t feel so good myself." This was a percolator. It was a slow (cold pressed) drip that led us hand in sweaty/nanobonded hand to small epiphanies and twisty turns while ultimately delivering us on the doorstep of a hopeful, mostly resolved ending THAT...

    I liked this a lot. A strong start, a deeply moving and satisfying middle section that had me in tears on the subway, an ending that for me felt a little rushed and Hollywood-ish. Or maybe I am still mourning the polar bear, Liam. There were a lot of plates in the air and it is...

    Whenever I read a novel that (however obliquely) looks at potential consequences of climate change (& the potential consequences of shitty decision making) it always reinforces my belief that we need to get our shit together, if not now then soon. But I'm also nearly always hearten...

  • Natalie
    Apr 08, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Waterworld with an orcamancer. Brilliant speculative fiction about family, political corruption, love, revenge, the consequences of climate change and technology run amok in a plausible near future. Despite the fear of my children inhabiting a similar world all too soon, this was the m...

    What did I just read?! Seriously, this book has a lot going on. Which also means there is a lot of set-up so much of the first half of the book is dedicated to introduction to characters, world building, and laying the foundation. I appreciated this because like I said, there is a l...

    Nearly a 5. I waffled. Very interesting. The worldbuilding is the star here, with the titular city being the best character of all. Miller has imagined a rich post-climate crisis world for us, different enough to intrigue but familiar enough to depress and scare us. The story is ...

    There's a lot to like here, but I also had a number of technical issues with it. 3.5 stars. ...

    Blackfish City is an incredibly immersive science fiction novel that?s likely to be one of my favorite books of 2018. In an ecologically devastated future, floating cities are created to house refugees from flooded nations. One such city is Qaanaaq, situated near the Arctic Circle...

    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...

    A really interesting book. Excellent worldbuilding with just enough expositing to help wrap your head around it all. The City Without a Map sections were invaluable, while also being important to the story. They reminded me a little of Welcome to Night Vale, but without the humor. ...

    Received from Netgalley. Slow build but I find most sci-fis don?t really get going until the halfway point. At first it didn?t feel like there was a connection and then when it comes together it makes sense, all the pieces slot into place. That?s when the story got really good fo...