Sandy Amazeen reviews Theodore Judson's The Martian General's Daughteron Monsters & Critics. She writes that "This is not a fast-paced action tale but a more cerebral sci-fi that follows the corruption that comes with absolute power and one man’s attempt to live through it on his own terms. Justa delivers the tale with a strong, compelling voice that belies her lowly status as she moves from an embarrassment to trusted advisor. Certainly this could be taken as a cautionary tale for, as it has been observed, 'Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.'"
Meanwhile, I see the book is already shipping from Amazon, I've gotten my copies (gorgeous!), and I expect it will be in stores soon. Get 'em while they're hot!
Update: Booklist's Regina Schroeder says, "Judson’s handling of the fall of empire is most remarkable, given the slimness of the volume, and in Justa he forges a character compelling enough to keep readers from getting lost in the detail."
There's that word "compelling" again.