“This debut begins almost as a series of vignettes, a strand of longing braiding them loosely and then knotting them together into a world-busting narrative. Jimenez weaves this literary space opera tightly, fully realized characters and their familial bonds (queer love, nonbiological parentage, a motley crew not unlike pirates) holding everything together. They’re never sacrificed for the plot or the world-building, their actions driving the story forward.
Ever ambitious, this imaginative story also explores the depths of Capitalism and the fallibility of genius, of advancement for the sake of advancement. The fact that this book is Jimenez’s debut is awe-inspiring – and I, a person who does not normally read science fiction, will read anything this author creates.”