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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Murder by Other Means (The Dispatcher, #2)Murder by Other Means by John Scalzi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This second Dispatcher novella by Scalzi is picking up quite nicely. It's a quirky mystery revolving around the consequences of a modern society that has to move on since...

Death has a 1/1000 chance of actually happening. Murders usually send us all back to our safe (or rather Save) points. Most of the time, murdering someone just saves them. That other small chance just happens to make them kaput. Ooops.

Fun premise, of course, and working through all the subtleties of this is most of the fun. Very SF. Clever. But in point of fact, it's all Noir. Pretty perfect for fans of that genre, and definitely going strong.

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