1:30 PM Update (Monica): Oh. My word.
Shel! Why didn't you warn me sooner that Knife is a ridiculously depressing book!? You know how I am about novels that lack sufficiently happy endings!
Of course, I'm not at the end yet. I suppose it still has time to all turn out well.
At the moment, though, I'm slogging through knee-deep depression.
I *do* like the aliens and the spaceships and the advanced tech! It keeps taking me by surprise, set as it is against the backdrop of struggling subsistence farmers with deep, dark secrets....