Neogenesis

Neogenesis By Sharon Lee Steve Miller, Neogenesis Menace from Back Space Looming out of the Dust of TimeThe Complex Logic Laws were the result of a war waged hundreds of years in the past when two human powers threw massive AI navies at each other a
  • Title: Neogenesis
  • Author: Sharon Lee Steve Miller
  • ISBN: 9781481482783
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Neogenesis By Sharon Lee Steve Miller, Menace from Back Space Looming out of the Dust of TimeThe Complex Logic Laws were the result of a war waged hundreds of years in the past, when two human powers threw massive AI navies at each other and nearly annihilated themselves Being human, they blamed their tools for this near miss destroyed what was left of the sentient ships, and made it illegal to be, manufactuMenace from Back Space Looming out of the Dust of TimeThe Complex Logic Laws were the result of a war waged hundreds of years in the past, when two human powers threw massive AI navies at each other and nearly annihilated themselves Being human, they blamed their tools for this near miss destroyed what was left of the sentient ships, and made it illegal to be, manufacture, or shelter an independent logic.Strangely, however, the Free Ships and other AIs did not turn themselves in or suicide, they merely became wary of humans, and stayed under their scans A clandestine support network grew up, including hidden yards where smart ships were manufactured, and mentors, humans specially trained to ease a new intelligence into the universe, socialize them, and teach them what they needed to know to survive.Among those with a stake in the freedom of Independent Logics is Theo Waitley, who is somewhat too famously the captain of intelligent ship Bechimo Theo s brother, Val Con yos Phelium, presides over a household that has for a generation employed an AI butler Recently, he approved the birth of the butler s child, who was sent, with human mentor Tolly Jones, to rescue or destroy an orphaned AI abandoned at a remote space station.Then there s Uncle, the shadowy mastermind from the Old Universe, whose many projects often skirt the boundaries of law, both natural and man made and the puppet masters at the Lyre Institute, whose history is just as murky and a good deal less honorable.All have an interest in the newly awakening Self Aware Logic that is rud to have the power to destroy universes.The question is Who will get to it first About Dragon in Exile S prawling and satisfying Space opera mixes with social engineering, influenced by Regency era manners and delicate notions of honor I t s like spending time with old friends Publishers WeeklyAbout Necessity s Child Compelling and wondrous, as sharp and graceful as Damascus steel, Necessity s Child is a terrific addition to Lee Miller s addictive series 1 New York Times best seller, Patricia Briggs About the Liaden Universe series Every now and then you come across an author, or in this case, a pair, who write exactly what you want to read, the characters and personalities that make you enjoy meeting them I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories Anne McCaffrey These authors consistently deliver stories with a rich, textured setting, intricate plotting, and vivid, interesting characters from fully realized cultures, both human and alien, and each book gets better Elizabeth Moon D elightful stories of adventure and romance set in a far future opera milieu It s all a rather heady mix of Gordon R Dickson, the Forsythe Saga, and Victoria Holt, with Lee and Miller s own unique touches making it all sparkle and sizzle Anyone whose taste runs toward SF in the true romantic tradition can t help but like the Liaden Universe Analog T he many fans of the Liaden universe will welcome the latest continuing young pilot Theo Waitley s adventures Booklist on Saltation A ficionados of intelligent space opera will be thoroughly entertained T he authors craftsmanship is top notch Publishers Weekly on Lee and Miller s popular Liaden Universe thriller, I Dare
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    1. Sharon Lee Steve Miller

      Sharon Lee has been married to her first husband for than half her lifetime she is a friend to cats, a member of the National Carousel Association, and oversees the dubious investment schemes of an improbable number of stuffed animals.Despite having been born in a year of the dragon, Sharon is an introvert She lives in Maine because she likes it there In fact, she likes it so much that she has written five novels set in Maine contemporary fantasy trilogy Carousel Tides, Carousel Sun, Carousel Seas, and mysteries Barnburner and Gunshy.With the aforementioned first husband, Steve Miller, Sharon has written twenty novels of science fiction and fantasy many of them set in the Liaden Universe and numerous short stories She has occasionally been an advertising copywriter, a reporter, photographer, book reviewer, and secretary She was for three years Executive Director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc and was subsequently elected vice president and then president of that organization.

    897 thoughts on “Neogenesis”


    1. I think Stost and Chernak and Grakaw cat should stay aboard Bechimo as security guards extra pilots , especially if Theo builds a trading loop and sets up pavilions at trade expos Bechimo needs security and crew The pathfinders need to see the worlds, learn the new universe.Across books, it seems odd that we never read of Miri spending social time with Liz Lizardi, her foster mother.Beware SpoilersSpoilers ahoy I was kinda sorta disappointed, to be honest Breaks my heart to say so, but there it [...]


    2. An absolute must read Run, don t walk to get hold of this, if you are a devoted fan This is a new favorite in a favorite series Not an easy read for a reader new to the Lee and Miller s Liaden Universe novels, Neogenisis is an awesome rollercoaster ride for the intrepid series reader One of the all time best in an amazing series, Neogenisis answers long standing questions for devoted fans and brings up new gobsmacking plot points From the very old, to the very newest characters and stories from [...]


    3. Many plot lines tied up and new ones threaded Great addition to the overall plot arc The POV seems a bit hippity skippity but there s just a lot happening in a little time across large distances.


    4. Loved it a lots Tons of loose ends tied up neatly in a bow Great depiction of the dissonance between Theo and Val Con I loved all the characters And the tree is great.


    5. Satisfying conclusion to the current Liaden Universe story arc The various separate story threads combined nicely with only Shan yos Galen and his crew missing The story will clearly continue of course After the ending, a related story previously available as a chapbook is included, which takes place earlier in the chronology.I caught several amusing literary references, to stories by other SF authors and even to Monty Python You do not need to have read any of the other Liaden Universe stories [...]


    6. 4.5 stars.I really enjoyed this, lots of things happening all over Also, good to see that most of those dangling threads from the previous couple of books being neatly tied together in this installment Can t wait to see what s going to happen next on Surebleak and the Clutch


    7. It is very satisfying to have got myself caught up with this series again Well technically, I m almost caught up as I still have to read Trade Secret, which I missed somewhere along the way And since there was a reference in this book that I think relates to that one, I m going to try to get to it soon.Everything is coming together and the only sad thing about being caught up is that I now have to wait until next year for the next one.This is NOT the place to start this series, and if you ve com [...]


    8. First, let it be known that I am an unabashed fangirl when it comes to Lee and Miller That much has long been established Should they care to publish their grocery lists, I would most likely purchase and read them.That said, Neogenesis is an amazing book, even among their other marvelous works I just finished it, and already I am planning a re read It isn t a good entry point for their universe, admittedly, for it ties together many different plot threads that were first spun out in earlier volu [...]


    9. I read the EARC Wonderful story Great ending It ties up most loose ends, except for Brother Rys Korval now has clan members I can t wait to find out what s up with the the Clutch


    10. eARC consumed rapidly I really enjoyed the newest book in the Liaden Universe series This book wove together many threads from previous books Not to worry, the Universe still has many adventures in store for us readers I am anxiously looking forward to the next releasewhich is sadly a long way off


    11. I received an eARC from Edelweiss and Baen in exchange for an honest review.Neogenesis is the 21st book in the Liaden Universe series and I read the whole thing today because I could not put it down Now that I know What Happens, I ll go back and re read it again a little slowly in order to savor it fully.Lee Miller did a masterful job of tying up the loose ends left from The Gathering Edge we find out what happens to Tolly, Hazenthull, Tocohl, Inki after their rescue of Admiral Bunker, and the [...]


    12. 4.5 starsOh, my One of the best in this long running series I just gulped this one down and then went back to read it again to make sure I hadn t missed anything good book sigh Many of the story threads that have dangled through the last several books are tied off in this one Hooray But not without giving the long time reader a jolt or two or three And just so the reader doesn t get bored or complacent, another thread or two is introduced, leaving the reader to ask what next I really enjoyed the [...]


    13. This is an answer to what happens next for many of the Liaden Universe story threads The authors have spun a yarn to the completion of the equivalent of a complicated pattern without dropping a stitch You have to concentrate to remember what happened before as the players come on the scene, but all becomes clear But wait, now that the universe is saved we have questions in the wings So it s not all over yet Why did the Clutch ship land on the driveway Will Xtrang become of importance in the st [...]


    14. A book wrapping up threads started in previous books Some long anticipated things happened, and I wasn t happy about how all of them were handled since I d been imagining something different and because big important pieces were left out or glossed over However, overall I enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one in the series.Some food for thought about ethics of AI, cultural differences, hidden identities Some nice slice of life character moments.


    15. It took me a little while to get into this book I was almost ready to quit at about 25%, and this is an unusually long book for a Liaden novel After that things began to pick up and get interesting, but there were several seemingly separate plot threads and the book skipped around among them much too often It was frustrating It felt a little like I imagine handling a team of fractious horses using only your two hands By the end, of course, the separate threads began to weave together and the pl [...]


    16. Utterly brilliant I just finished this book, and I am blown away And the ending I stayed up too late reading it,and it s worth it A thoughtful review will follow, perhaps tomorrow at my website sctechsorceress



    17. Tied a good lot of the messy simultaneous threads that bind the Liaden series down into a less snarly bundle in prep for the next book The interlude between now and next will be painful waiting.


    18. Scrumptious The 21st, and next to last in this ongoing arc of the Liaden Universe brings many stories forward and allows us to see about characters we d nearly lost track of Tocohl, Tolly Tollance Berik Jones , Hazenthull all get significant roles, as does Theo The action takes place in multiple locations, including Surebleak, Bechimo, Admiral Bunter, Tarigan, and Tinsori Light A thoroughly satisfying book, and an excellent precursor to the fifth of five that is to follow There are even some ta [...]


    19. This is another exciting episode in the Liaden Universe Some plot threads begun in THE GATHERING EDGE and other earlier books come to resolution in this episode It takes place on Surebleak, on Inki s ship Ahab Esais, on the Uncle s ship Vivulonj Prosperu, on Admiral Bunter, on the Tarigan, and at Tinsori Light We learn about the Uncle where Daav and Aelliana are biding while they get over the Uncle s ministrations fearing that he might have subverted them in some way to Korval s detriment The U [...]


    20. 4.5 Well written as always, with characters that feel like good friends and a complex plot line.Notes I occasionally felt the plot was overly complex, or perhaps not as seamlessly braided together as it could have been, as there were a few places where short scenes cut from one group of people to the next in very quick succession, making it harder to remember or care what was happening Fortunately Lee and Miller gather together those smaller wisps in time to ensure a bang up finish with some cha [...]


    21. I got an ARC of Neogenesis from a contact over at Baen Books who was looking for reviews It is written by the husband and wife duo Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.The book falls somewhere on the Space Opera spectrum with some leanings into hard SF I enjoyed the book, although it took me a little bit to get into it Partly that is because the SF universe that they write in is so expansive that some of what they were writing about may have taken me a little extra time to wade in and understand The firs [...]


    22. I ve read all of the Liaden books Sometimes it seems like they start a lot of story lines but they don t get resolved in that book Sometimes it seems like my favorite characters aren t in that book Not this time Everybody is in this book All of Korval, all of the AI spaceships, Uncle, on and on Well, to be honest, I didn t see Pat Rin, but I still felt like I got than a full measure of the visit to their universe Clan Korval, having removed from Liad to Surebleak, has been struggling because th [...]


    23. Being a household of Liaden fans, we naturally bought this book right away I got to read it first by virtue of being the one who noticed it was available First, the good It ties up some loose ends, including finally and definitively linking the Crystal Solder Dragon books to the present day in a lot of ways Yay Then the bad I cannot think of a anti climactic ending Plus, the need to keep checking in with so many characters at once left things feeling fragmented, and there was, to my mind, no re [...]


    24. A number of larger plot arcs come together in Neogenesis Theo Waitley and her ship Bechimo are about to come head to head with the people who want Bechimo, as an independent complex logic, destroyed Val Con and Miri finally have a survey team from the trade authority coming to evaluate Surebleak port for an upgrade to recognition as a reliable regional port Daav and Aelliana are progressing through their rehabilitation in their new bodies, just as Uncle receives very disturbing news about his si [...]


    25. I read this immediately after finishing The Gathering Edge and was most eager to find out what happened next Unfortunately, it wasn t until almost page 300 that the action started at the end of TGE began, which was really frustrating.What I had forgotten was that Lee Miller plot everything out very carefully, and without the almost 300 pages before, nothing would have been in context and much of what happened from that point on wouldn t have made a lot of sense.One problem I had was that I had f [...]


    26. Yes I really enjoy reading books in series One has to have patience, though, when reading a long running series with multiple balls in the air In the last Liaden Universe book Gathering Edge, many balls were in the air but we had a cliffhanger ending Neogenesis, fortunately, comes through in spades I also enjoy well plotted space opera with plenty of action Not only do we have human characters in this series but we have Trees in particular the sentient Korval Tree which likes to meddle biochemic [...]


    27. What can I say Yes and no, I guess.On the one hand, the authors finally managed to somewhat resolve threads that had been left dangling for too long, in my opinion On the other, so much was going on that the resolutions felt rushed, if not short changed altogether There are so many details from so many stories to resolve in such a small space I felt as I was reading that this one was like two books mashed together A good editing job would have eliminated some of the leisure scenes that felt like [...]


    28. I am always excited when a new Liaden Universe book comes out The last few book have been leading up a interesting conclusion The first part of the book is still part of that journey and I found that part to be a little slow About the middle of the book a lot of the scenes are on Surebleak and feature Van Con and Mira The Uncle plays a big part as he has not also rescued Davv from a certain death his hand is reaching into the past trying to save something he built in the other universe Theo is b [...]


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