Thursday Tea (Apr. 5): Six Against the Stars

The book: I’m currently about 73% into Six Against the Stars by Stephen Hunt, author of The Court of the Air which I really liked back in 2010. Unlike TCOTA, Six Against the Stars is a comedy sci-fi novel, starring a self-professed genius who couldn’t reason his way out of a wet paper bag. It’s got aliens, and weird modified humans, and mechanical things that talk sort of like how Inspector Gadget’s car talked, and all sorts of other fun futuristic sci-fi stuff. It’s also got an Africa run by white people (I think?), which is even more disappointing than the majority-white cast is.

I like weird futuristic sci-fi (especially comedies), but I sure do wish that books would get away from blond-haired, blue-eyed heroes as the leads. Who’s with me?

The tea: The hotel I’m currently in has got some of those Lipton teas that taste mostly bleh. Maybe I’m just not making it right? How do I make these things taste GOOD?

Do they go together? Not really. I think if anyone had tea in Six Against the Stars they’d be drinking some weird hybrid of food and nano-thingies, just because they could. And it’d probably be a FLOWERING tea, or something fancy anyway.

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1 thought on “Thursday Tea (Apr. 5): Six Against the Stars”

  1. I own The Court of the Air. I bought it at random because it was very cheap. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it. An Africa run by white people would be interesting if it could be read as a critique, but I gather it is not? I agree with you, more non-white, non-blonde protagonist!

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