- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2462 KB
- Print Length: 41 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (12 July 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0717436NW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #120,507 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Waiting on a Bright Moon: A Tor.com Original Kindle Edition
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The writing is stunningly lyrical, as fits in with the story; Xin opens her gateway with song, communicating to her love on the central world, ferrying goods and keeping the empire connected. But when a dead body comes through, there are questions - and a chance Xin to meet one of the station's starmages, mysterious and powerful, and involved in far more than Xin suspects. The story is of rebellion and passion and loneliness, and it's hauntingly beautiful.
But...it is too short. While I appreciated where it breaks off, I feel like the story had only just started; it's not a conclusion, and it's not even threads coming together before the story's on the last page. This is a brief glimpse into the world of a set of characters that I hope Yang is revisiting (the two novellas of The Tensorate Series have just come out, but I don't know if they are the same world).
It's an elegantly-written and amazingly detailed world, full of (for Western audiences) unusual touches, and is definitely worth reading: you will be left wanting more!
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
The world of Waiting on a Bright Moon is half-formed, but it is also a short story and you kinda are able to fill in the blanks. Basically, Tian is an ansible working at one of the Empire's eight colonies to form instant portals using her voice, and her connection with another ansible from her cluster living at the heart of the Empire. The story places an emphasis on music as being a bond between people, and in the Empire, lesbians are 'punished' by being forced to become ansibles, since the connection is strengthened by bonds, including sexual ones. Tian's romances, first with her clustermate, and later on with the starmage at her colony are enveloped by a bond of song overall. Also, the author draws on Chinese culture (one of the songs is an actual real one) for the music as well as little details, and presents a beautiful story about love and rebellion.
The ending is left on a heart-breaking note, but with a hint of hope. I would actually love to read a full-fledged story of the world created in this story, as well as what would happen ahead
It was melancholic, it was pretty, it was thrilling, it was glorious, it was even horribly gory. I really liked the idea of this world. Here is the great example, when 41 pages long story and you need nothing to be added. It was almost perfect, if not one problem. I don’t get why Yang felt any need to write the story in second person. It is not lyrical, it is annoying! I am not you character; I don’t want to be her. Don’t impose your story on me. Yes, I got used to it, but it hugely lessened my experience from the story.