Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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June Books 9) Blackbirds, by Chuck Wendig

"The first rule," Miriam says, "is that I only see what I see when skin touches skin. If I touch your elbow and you're wearing a shirt, then nothing. If I wear gloves – and I used to, because I didn't want to bear witness to all this craziness – then it prevents the vision from happening."
Another from this year's Hugo Voter Pack - and the last of the novels by Campbell nominees - this is actually fairly far into dark fantasy, a novel about Miriam Black who can see when people she touches are going to die. It has a strong start, grim and very violent; I felt it didn't quite deliver on the premise at the end, but it is a very good ride.

(Now to read the short stories submitted by Cho and Lafferty.)
Tags: bookblog 2013, hugos 2013
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