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The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
The Mirror Empire
Kameron Hurley
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Jack Weatherford

Prisoner of Conscience

Prisoner of Conscience - Susan R. Matthews This is the hardest book in the series for me to reread, probably because the concentration camp imagery seems like a reflection of the Holocaust. The other books have terrible things happening, yes, but in a far-future dystopian way that's much harder for me to see paralleling the real world. Also, there's the assisted suicide of a Certain Character, which never fails to irk me for being so completely out of character. And not one--not two--but three! sexual encounters, all full of piscine allusions and over-the-top descriptions of the main character's virility.

Still strangely compelling, though. Also necessary for understanding the rest of the series.