Dalí

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 27 Nov 2017

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Despite the fact that this is a sci-fi story ( which is not my usual fare), I was curious about this story and honestly couldn’t wait to read it.
I was drawn into Dali's world the minute I started reading. The characters, the exquisitely detailed world building the political and social issues that cleverly mirror our real-life struggles had me hungrily devouring this story, dying to learn more about this enigmatic MC who is essentially gender neutral. Dali is one of the most interesting, unique and unforgettable main character I have ever encountered. Try wrapping your head around picturing an MC who’s external presentation of gender is neutral, triggered by mood or dictated...

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Dalí was a great read, with intrigue, mystery and sensuality. Our protagonist is Dalí, a gender-fluid Changling with troubled past and a possible death-wish. With a knack for getting themselves into percarious situations, Dalí travels through space to find vengance, and a purpose.
Dalí was a character that I could connect with; they were sarcastic, smart and was anaylizing everything throughout the story. The novel reads like a sensual spy novel in space, which was something I didn't know I needed. It was great to have an unapologetically LGBTQ character at the front and center of a sci-fi novel that not only felt real, but had a twist to them too.
My only critisism of Dalí is that...

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This is maybe more like 3.5 stars but this book managed to take several things that I usually don't care for and turn them into an enjoyable book so I figured the least I could do was round up. I'm not a big sci-fi person in general and I usually hate things set in space, but I figured I would give this one a try because of the queer protagonist. Add in all the different races and planets and interstellar politics and I would normally be getting a headache but this book managed to explain all of that pretty well while still having room for an action packed plot.

THE REST OF THE REVIEW CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS.

I was a bit worried about halfway through because I thought the whole...

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'Dali' is a completely unique, mind-bending science fiction tale which is based around a gender-fluid character of the same name. There are inter-galactic politics, trafficking, back-alley business deals, and aliens of all kinds. And I think that's why I didn't get as into this story as I thought I would, honestly.

This is a world that you have to build in your mind - don't get me wrong, all of the blocks are there to be stacked. My brain just isn't capable of doing so right at the moment. Between holiday preparations and little kid nap times, I just want to read light and fluffy. This book IS NOT that. That isn't to say it isn't good or enjoyable...

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When I saw Dalí on Netgalley, I knew I had to give it a try. Netgalley has yielded me great sci-fi with fluid sexuality (Zen DiPietro’s Dragonfire Station), and some great trans sci-fi (Dreadnought, by April Daniels), so I had no qualms checking out a fluid gender story.

Dalí, the titular character is well written, as is the story. I’ve come to expect this of LGBT sci-fi. LGBT and indie writers have always had to up their game when it comes to prose. It’s not fair, but these authors are under extra scrutiny due to methodologies and/or content. While traditionally-published works can kick along with weak story because the fans will buy anything that the author and publisher put out, this is...

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Dali by E.M. Hamill is a sci-fi adventure featuring Dali Tamareia, an empathetic, genderfluid changeling. The core of Dali’s story is about the third gender, which is neither male nor female but can change between both. Shifting their sexual organs, the timbre of their voice, and often times the changeling leans more towards male or female but Dali is different. Dali prefers the neutral.

As you read, you delve into political plots, different worlds and the views of the characters in these worlds. Dali had their flaws. After her family is torn apart in a terrorist attack, Dali spirals into risking their life. In the process they encounter a situation involving other third gender beings...

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