A Cozy Sci-Fi Mystery: The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older

Release Date: March 7, 2023
Publisher: Tordotcom
Genre: Science Fiction


On a remote, gas-wreathed outpost of a human colony on Jupiter, a man goes missing. The enigmatic Investigator Mossa follows his trail to Valdegeld, home to the colony’s erudite university–and Mossa’s former girlfriend, a scholar of Earth’s pre-collapse ecosystems.Pleiti has dedicated her research and her career to aiding the larger effort towards a possible return to Earth. When Mossa unexpectedly arrives and requests Pleiti’s assistance in her latest investigation, the two of them embark on a twisting path in which the future of life on Earth is at stake–and, perhaps, their futures, together.

My Thoughts

At first, Pleiti agrees to help Mossa work her way through the scholars and get her access to facilities and researchers she might not otherwise be able to find. Soon, Pleiti is as deep into the mystery as her ex is. Our missing man may be part of a larger conspiracy that threatens life on the platforms and the future of humanity. Past, present, and future collide miles above Jupiter. As the two women follow trails and leads across the platforms orbiting Giant, they must also chase their own feelings for each other…

Read the rest of this review at Tor.com.

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