There’s nothing particularly knotty (or particularly brilliant) about The Islands of Chaldea. But the whole thing seems to me to be infused with love and generosity.
Jamrach’s Menagerie is set at what seems like one of the last moments when it is possible to discover dragons.
Embassytown is unabashedly an intellectual exercise, bursting with ideas.
If there is one thing that is obvious from Karen Joy Fowler’s work to date, it is that she likes books.