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download ò eBook or Kindle ePUB Â Karl Schroeder Every thirty years ten billion visitors overrun Earth during one month of madness partying polluting and brawling In between the world is ruled by the Million; the inheritors and custodians of all of humanity's wealth and history they lead unimaginable lives of privilege and w. 255At first this was a bit confusing I like to go into a story without reading the description and for this one I had to go and read it to make sure I wasn't misunderstanding things I didn't understand when and where this was happening how I was supposed to picture the setting and everything But then around 20% info dumps started to appear and while things became clearer for me I didn't like the way it was done characters would tell each others things that they were supposed to already know so this was just for the benefit of the reader which I find a bit clumsyWhile the premise and the world here are really interesting I think it's a missed opportunity the novella format might not have been optimal I liked the friendship I was pleasantly surprised that there were two POV and not just Gavin like the description made me belive Elana is really great though Gavin still is the main character here I also liked that there was no romance The school and Venice setting were really cool it must have been my favourite thing here but everything school related was rushed and I would have liked to feel the friendship and the classes The mystery and conspiracy wasn't bad but I didn't felt really captivatedI'm really curious about a possible seuel while I didn't love The Million the world was original and I feel like the most interesting could be to come A review copy e galley of this book was provided by the publisher Some things might change in the final copy

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review The Million Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Every thirty years ten billion visitors overrun Earth during one month of madness partying polluting and brawling In between the world is ruled by the Million; the inheritors and custodians of all of humanity's wealth and history they lead unimaginable lives of privilege and wealth and they see School of Auditors the Million's feared police force sworn to find and capture outcasts like him to keep the peace In order to solve the murder of his adoptive father Gavin must keep his disguise and his wits intact within the stronghold of those threatened by his very existen. At first I couldn't believe that Karl Schroeder one of my favorite authors wrote this The plot was meandering the characters uninteresting and strangest of all the world building was clumsy and unbelievable Then I got to the part where one of the characters justifies hunting down children born illegally by saying their parents procreated specifically in order to subvert the established order of things And I understood This novella is a hastily published apologia for the actions of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE policy of separating children from their parents in the name of national security The implied seuel to this novella will have our heroes tracking down the villainous illegal aliens and their eually evil children before they can destroy our Way of Life As We Know It Count me out

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The MillionEalth and they see it as their dueGavin Penn of Chaffee is an illegal child a visitor hidden among the Million When the family that raised him in secret is torn apart Gavin must impersonate a dead boy to survive What he doesn't know is that his new identity is expected at the. I like most of KS's work but not this I might have liked it if I'd read Lockstep but I suspect I would not have finished that I didn't uite catch WHY 10 billion people are sleeping In our world Venice as much as anywhere is hard pressed to handle the visitors it gets now What will it do when 10 billion people flood the world and a certain number of them come to Venice How many people does it take to look after 10 billion when they're asleep Which ones do it Surely not just the bots and it seems that the Auditors are after people trying to break the system so it isn't them How many Auditors are there Who created the omnipresent and omnicapable bots Bots that can fly go underwater create entire Star Wars scenarios in a few minutes yet can be fooled by teenagers' simple ruses Feh If they could make the bots couldn't they have come up with a better solution to their problems than having 10 billion people asleep How does the economy work Is there so much supply demand that everything's free Are there ANY auditors who are actually what they seem and not lockstep reps or secret schemers There may be room to build from the essence of this; imagine a world where almost everyone is working a scam and everyone KNOWS it They'll support or oppose you depending on whether that would help their scam Hmm now that I write it that sounds like our world's politics In that vein I give one star for the idea that Gavin's ridiculous scheme could indeed work if the right people are ALL in on it each for different reasons And yes it is a bit disturbing to read about the Auditors while Trump's ICE is doing horrible things I'm off to Schroeder's website to see if that was deliberate