"Scattered Along The River Of Heaven" places us once more, as she did with her tales of the Jaguar House, amid revolution. Aliette de Bodard does not give us straightforward tales of good guys versus bad guys and a struggle for freedom. In her revolutions the very struggle itself pushes the characters into actions they don't want to take. So what was the point? What were the rewards?
Of course, de Bodard doesn't give us just a morality tale. She gives us more by creating a world in which humans interact with nanno bots by mere force of will, and tells it all with beautiful style. Check it out here at Clarkesworld.