While reading the "Broken Earth" trilogy, I think about Minecraft constantly. This might sound like a facile comparison, as if to say the novels are a little more than simplistic Lego bricks. But to the contrary. The novels emotionally inform my experience of the game. The comparison dignifies one rather than diminishing the other.

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