Cower not, fierce reader! The Supreme Dark Lord once again has blessed me with a review copy, and it is filled with attacks on SocJus. To the charges!
Well, Scalzi and Tor already were triggered enough to pressure Amazon to pull the original title due to being "misleading" with the cover and author name being so similar. Well, I guess now they'll lose more sales, since nobody will look for the lessor book.
Elitist leaders are shown to be what they are: scheming, untrustworthy, self-serving cowards. For the most part, the point that exceptions exist, though rare was also made at the same time.
The characters within this story are also people(loosely) of action, talking less than thinking or acting. The conversations still grant us insight to the characters, but it is the actions of each that tell us more who they are.
As one who likes adventure, romance, and noble things, I can tell you that there are many in here. In spite of tragedy, or rather because of it, the characters take action. The story, in success and failure, uplifts through it's determination to act against tragedy.
Is it hard sf? Some will say so. I will only say that this tale is enjoyable for any opposed to SocJus, and highly triggering for its advocates. 8 of 10 fell deeds
When you play Social Justice, the world loses.