Add an entry for "Notes from Small Planets"
authorAlex Chan <alex@alexwlchan.net>
Wed, 16 Dec 2020 21:08:39 +0000 (21:08 +0000)
committerAlex Chan <alex@alexwlchan.net>
Wed, 16 Dec 2020 21:08:39 +0000 (21:08 +0000)
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-book:
-  author: Nate Crowley
-  cover_image: notes-from-small-planets.jpg
-  isbn13: '9780008306861'
-  publication_year: '2020'
-  title: Notes from Small Planets
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+book:
+  author: Nate Crowley
+  cover_image: notes-from-small-planets.jpg
+  isbn13: '9780008306861'
+  publication_year: '2020'
+  title: Notes from Small Planets
+review:
+  date_read: 2020-12-16
+  format: hardback
+  rating: 4
+---
+
+Fun book that imagines tropes from science-fiction and fantasy as different worlds to be explored, and presents them as a travel guide: a world of pirates, a world of D&D characters, *Star Wars* and *Star Trek* mixed into one, and so on.
+There are knowing winks to each genre, but it's presented in an original and humorous way.
+
+There's an ongoing discussion in the footnotes between Floyd (the in-universe author) and Eliza (his editor), where she points out what he should and shouldn't say.
+It helps tie the chapters together -- we don't get a full story, but flashes of what he's been up to.
+
+Easy to recommend if you want something light to read.
+
+I can't remember where I first heard of the book -- probably Twitter.
+I bought it in Waterstones in June.