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The Minerva Sierra Challenge is a grueling spectacle the cyborg's Tour de France Rich thrill seekers with corporate sponsorships extensive support teams and top of the line exoskeletal and internal augmentations pit themselves against the. If you’re looking for a fun bite sized book snack in between larger reads then look no further SB Divya’s Runtime is the literary doughnut you are hankering forIt’s small satisfying and occasionally a little too sweet but this novella goes down very very easilyDivya sets her story in a convincing American dystopia where citizens are classed on whether they are native born and registered in which case they get access to health education etc or unregistered in which case they are left with the support services of Darwinian selectionUnregistered residents can pay to become legitimate but the vast cost is beyond the means of most leaving them stuck in an impoverished underclass Into this hellish but not implausible mess comes Marmeg Guinta an unregistered coder and tech wiz with an insufferable and one note mother and a couple of neer do well brothers Marmeg’s life is at a crossroads where she is balancing her passion getting a real tech degree becoming registered and making a new life – and the pressure her mother is putting on her to gain an aged care ualification that will guarantee her regular work but never allow to escape povertyIn her techie travels Marmeg has accumulated a host of black market implants that allow her to interface with exoskeletal enhancements and over time she has gathered discarded and unwanted gear which she has fashioned into a working super parkour suit a suit which could be her ticket to a better lifeIn a desperate shot at success she has decided to enter the Minerva Sierra Challenge A brutal day long race through the Sierra Nevada mountains that can make superstars of its winners The catch is that she will be competing with wealthy sponsored athletes in the latest gear euipment that makes her own recycled exosuit look like a blunderbuss at a laser cannon conventionSpending the last of money she buses to the start line of the race with a bag of spare parts and begins her gruelling trek across the mountains where she will test herself her ethics and what she will sacrifice to her desire to win Runtime is a fun read The pages flash past and the story Divya tells is engaging The novella has a bit of a teen fic vibe from the age of the central character through to the triumph of the poor kid and stay true to your values messages the story imparts so don’t expect anything particularly dark or horrifying or a grim ending It verges on being a tad saccharine at times but in saying that grim endings and dark stories are common in SF and if you need a break from the grind of heavier books Runtime is the reading treat for you Divya writes well and tells a good story ending her narrative at the point when like any good purveyor of sweet treats she knows her customers will be left wanting

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Runtime By S.B. DivEr to use for nursing school to enter the race But the Minerva Challenge is the only chance she has at a better life for herself and her younger brothers and she’s ready to risk it all Runtime is S B Divya's exciting science fiction deb. I received a signed copy of this novella from the author during Nebula WeekendDivya's novella is fine scifi an underdog tale of a cross country runner with an exoskeleton built out of scrap parts Marmeg is a heroine you can truly root for someone who works with black market goods out of necessity to survive but keeps her eyes on the prize of college and a better life beyond The world building here is really something This is a future America with freuent body modifications and an unsettling yet realistic caste system; many things are merely implied and I can't help but want Divya to write works in this setting Then there is the race itself where Marmeg confronts the brutality of nature and her fellow competitors and everything leads to an ending that is complicated and oh so rightThis is a novella to keep in mind when I vote for the Hugos and Nebulas next year

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SUMMARY ↠ Runtime By S.B. Divya Ú The Minerva Sierra Challenge is a grueling spectacle the cyborg's Tour de France Rich thrill seekers with corporate sponsorships extensive support teams and top of the line exoskeletal and internal augmentations pit themselves against the elements in a day long race across the Sierra NevadaMarmeg Guinto doesn’t Elements in a day long race across the Sierra NevadaMarmeg Guinto doesn’t have funding and she doesn’t have support She cobbled her gear together from parts she found in rich people’s garbage and spent the money her mother wanted h. There's some interesting stuff in this novella but it felt underdeveloped It never caught fire and so often didn't fulfill its promise Certain things are given a cursory nod when it would have been great to hearread