Thursday, May 23, 2019

Seven complex twin sets in recent science fiction & fantasy

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog, Nicole Hill tagged seven fascinating stories of sci-fi and fantasy twins, including:
The Black Tides of Heaven and The Red Threads of Fortune, by JY Yang

In the first two of Yang’s Tensorate novellas, we follow twins Mokoya and Akeha through the years spent navigating their tumultuous world, Ea. By no stretch of the imagination are they identical, growing in divergent ways, developing distinct powers, and choosing sharply different life paths. Moreover, in a world in which gender is chosen at maturity, gifted soothsayer Mokoya opts to become female, while machine-minded Akeha becomes male. Both twins attempt to influence and shape the world in their own ways, and their eventual estrangement may be bridged only by rebellion.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue