Imaginary Numbers by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Reading this is like getting a memory wipe with a full, fresh download of someone else's operating system.
Considering that this is ostensibly an Urban Fantasy series and not a Science Fiction, it gets even more cuckoo because it's officially about CUCKOOS. Sarah, a beloved cuckoo in the Price family, is the main character in this particular novel and she's rather fascinating.
We've got the whole growing up in love with another of the adopted family members in the household, neither of them ever quite getting their s**t together, needing to heal up after a telepathic barrage in a previous novel, and suddenly having to deal with a whole HIVE of cuckoos?
Things are tough. Strange. And made stranger because cuckoos are other-dimensional creatures, highly telepathic, and are all math geniuses.
Now, taking a wild comment by Antimony in the previous novel, the wild thought about how bad things might become if magic finally got together with a deep understanding of physics, fans of Seanan might catch on to the fact that *yes, indeed, she might just go there*.
Well, guess what?
Seanan WENT THERE. This just got The Hollow Man.
So good. :)
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