Drunk on All Your Strange New Words

Drunk on All Your Strange New Words
By Eddie Robson

The title needs some explaining. When the alien Logi arrive on Earth they require human translators to express their thought-language into words, a process that makes translators feel and act drunk.

Lydia Southwell is one such specially trained translator, assigned to the Logi ambassador Fitz. But when Fitz ends up murdered Lydia finds herself in the middle of an intergalactic murder mystery in which she’ll need some assistance from the dead ambassador, whose voice is still kicking around in her head.

There’s a lot going on in Drunk on All Your Strange New Words, and most of it is really good. The locked-room mystery is well handled while social media in the forms of up-to-the-minute tweets and news feeds (ranked for their truthiness) are deftly interwoven with a classic conspiracy-thriller plot. The result offers something fresh and engaging for fans of several genres.

13 thoughts on “Drunk on All Your Strange New Words

  1. 2 questions if I may.

    1) Is Lydia nubile?
    2) Does she go to church?

    Thank you for your time. Your answers mean a lot to us here at Bookstooge-R-Emperiom and we strive for 100% sales.


    1. I believe the answer to both those questions is no, but I may not be remembering correctly. I’m wondering though if Bookstooge is an emporium or an imperium. This might make a difference in my answer.

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      1. Maybe it is both!
        Fall down in abject worship, peasant, and buy something!

        In regards to your answers, that is too bad. I guess John Wick still holds the trophy then….


      1. Haha just read whenever I can, in between patients, in waiting rooms at docs and dentists etc, at bedtime and in tea breaks at home. Looking forward to your next recommendation!


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