i’ll give Pan Lodowego Ogrodu one more try before giving up on it.
not sure what drives sci-fi authors to spend so much time inventing their own persecution and then fantasizing about how they’d punish those that wronged them if they only had power, but i don’t feel like reading it.
also gave up on Quantum Thief but that was just cause it was bad, not cause the author comes across like an angry gamer. if you’re wondering, i managed to get as far as the “in the future religion will be based on LARP re-enactment and everyone in church will talk like world of warcraft guild chat as part of their sacraments” thing.
for now reading Leviathan Rising which is pretty good