I'm currently behind on reviews, so don't be surprised if the recent reviews are a bit sparse.

L’Esprit de L’Escalier

Cover of L'Esprit de L'Escalier.

When Cat Valente takes on Orpheus and Eurydice, you don’t walk past. This one does what she does best: kicks you in the feelings, then looks down at you sympathetically, and then kicks once more. Orpheus is such a โ€ฆ okay, no spoilers, just go and read it. It’s free online because we are lucky, lucky people. (And there’s so much love in the details. You’ll adore Persephone.) Got the Hugo for a reason, after all.

This book is part of the 2022 Backlog Incident.