Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1
Oichi toils in the bowels of generation ship Olympia, cruising across the stars in service of the ruthless Executive clans. She hides a dangerous secret: among other modifications, Oichi's parents hid code in her brain amidst the data of an innocuous music-history module, allowing her to silently wreak deadly havoc among Executives to avenge the death of her family. After discovering artificial-intelligence units that assist and protect her, Oichi morphs into a half-human, half-AI kraken. As Oichi pursues justice, she discovers that the Executives may not be the purebred families they imagine themselves to be. Devenport (The Kronos Condition, 1997) grounds the reader in current culture that Oichi considers ancient history, weaving it in with classical music to evoke emotion, as this implanted knowledge makes her a master of such cultural references. There's more than ghosts in this machine, and as Oichi fearlessly plunges ahead, the reader can nearly feel the grasp of a tentacle as it reaches down from the ceiling to pluck an Executive to their death. A chilling tale of class warfare in deep space. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
LJ Reviews 2018 April #2
Oichi Angelis is a worm, one of the lesser people, who works as a servant for the Executives of their generation starship,
PW Reviews 2018 March #3
Shape-shifting robots have nothing on the chameleon abilities of Oichi Angelis, the main character of this labyrinthine tale of revenge set on the generation ship