Why, hello, Tuesday. May I say you’re looking ravishing today? I may? Excellent. And what is this? You’ve gotten me something? Why, it’s “A Problem of Proportion,” the latest episode in The Human Division! It’s just what I wanted! How did you know?
And what’s this week’s episode about? Well:
A secret backdoor meeting between Ambassador Ode Abumwe and the Conclave’s Hafte Sorvalh turns out to be less than secret as both of their ships are attacked. It’s a surprise to both teams—but it’s the identity of the attacker that is the real surprise, and suggests a threat to both humanity and The Conclave.
I won’t say too much about this week’s episode because there’s a lot to spoil here and I don’t want to do that — that would be mean — but I will say that I think this particular episode has it all: action, mystery, good dialogue and maybe even a heart tug or two. Plus: Hafte Sorvalh, who is at this time one of my favorite characters in the book. She’s in top form in this particular episode.
As always, there will be a discussion of this particular episode up on Tor.com today, and I will link in when it goes up (update: It’s up!). Additionally, of course, if you read the episode and have something to say about, leave a review on your favorite review-like site: Amazon, Goodreads, your blog, the side of an abandoned building, etc.
Next week: One of the main characters of “The Observers” gets a spotlight of her own — and a conundrum to solve — in “The Gentle Art of Cracking Heads.” Be there!