I've just finished Emporer and just started Fools.
I too did notice something was amiss with Makin... Too much Clove-spice was it?
A couple people have commented on the map I have for my new novel, which is mentioned in the self-promotion zone. The main page of the website I used
Lol what is an auto da fe?
Enemy - Jake Gyllenhall (like a 70's film and excellently understated)
Frank - Maggie Gyllenhall (maybe not sci-fi but feels a lot like
Greg Egan's Quarantine has a private detective as the narrator. He has a slightly disturbed background which might fit the noir criterion but, unusually