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Book Review: Axiom's End 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

Axiom's End by Lindsay Ellis

Set in 2007 for some reason, this is a badly written dull scifi novel by a 'video essayist' which centres on first contact, aliens, a whistleblower jerkass dad and made up words. There is no narrative control or external expectations. This was all sluggish malaise that is soon spiralling, weary and miserable.

Best Lines:

“It's a good thing I don't have any friends.”

“Anti-daddy agenda.”

“Same 1960s wallpaper.”

“Desperately sought attention.”

“Seemed like more doomsday preppers than usual were heading for the hills.”

“Half of southern California was searching for fallout shelters to die in,”

“Are you hiding from the feds again?”

“He'll use anyone or anything to bring attention to himself and his agenda.”

“No clue as to the validity of that assertion.”


“Deluded paranoiac.”


“Preindustrial linguistic primate species.”

“Than the broad, sweeping philosophical implications of the existence of extraterrestrial life, or the even more profound implication of Nil's lifework and reason for abandoning his family in the first place being completely validated.”

“Publicly perform some gratitude.”

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