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Inventing the Future gThis is the 3rd book recently that I have read or reading that has characters with disabilities and I think that s bloody brilliant This book was crazy as hell and I loved it I mean an autistic scientist WOMAN Hell yes Freaking robot angels and computer Gods Dude that s some crazy stuff right there Praise to the Gods of thealaxy who brought us out of Old Earth Praise to the Gods of the warp drive who push at the edges of space Praise to the Gods "Of The Portal Who "the portal who all doors to our bodies Praise to the Gods of the ansible who open all doors to our words Praise praise be to the Gods who know whose minds are above human minds whose knowledge has kept us aliveALETHEIAN MORNING LITANY Yasira is a scientist on a space ship and she has been working on some tech that could change humanity basically what it says in the summary Yasira feels something is not right with what she is working on and trying to Understanding Women get time before the big shin dig BUT as we know people angels Gods whatever don t listen THEN THINGS GO TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET I mean she destroyed a space station people it s not a spoiler it s in the summary Yasira did manage toet a ood bit of people saved when they were in the escape boatspods Then she ets yanked out of there and on another ship were in the escape boatspods Then she Verdammt verliebt gets yanked out of there and on another ship the head honcho God and some angels and some freaking alien spiders it s a thing I might never look at a spider the same again A skittering noise came suddenly from a junction up ahead Yasira perked up expecting another bot and came face to face with an eight foot tall spider Hello it said or rather it madeiggly chittering noises which was translated into Earth creole by an electronic device hanging from its pedicel Spiders were not really arachnids they were sentient aliens ten legged with a spiny central body lacking spinnerets or pedipalps It was sheer coincidence that their overall body plan looked like an arachnophobe s nightmare Who is this new morsel you ve brought me Elu Is she The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, good to eat I thought that was a nice little tidbit No pun intended toet you right in the nightmare department Anyhoo Yasira is brought to the Gods because they want her to find a certain person and if she does they will let her o Well this and that and so forth and so on occurred Just read the book it was definitely a trip I uite enjoyed myself in this strange world er book The Outside Thank you to Netgalley and the Pub for letting me read a digital copy of this bookMel MY BLOG This book was wonderful I don t have anything particularly intelligent to say about this book otherwise as I m still in the I love it phase I loved main character Yasira Shien with her
of science her difficulties relating to others because of her sensitivities autism related and how that was handled through the her love of Tiv her partner and how Tiv understood what Yasira needed to function in a demanding environment And just how reat Tiv is in The Good and Beautiful God generalAnd the Lovecraftian horrors referred to as The Outside that were loosed on the world by Yasira sraduate studies mentor Evianna Talirr there is something so awesome and terrifying about a force that you can t reason with And there s also the many tentacles and eyes Then there are the ods uantum artif. Autistic scientist Yasira Shien has developed a radical new energy drive that could change the future of humanity But when she activates it reality warps destroying the space station and everyone aboard The AI God.
love of science her difficulties relating to others because of her sensitivities autism related and how that was handled through the
Ada Hoffmann ´ 5 charactersEars with hundreds of tentacles and eyes As You Just Fall Down The Hole you just fall down the hole imaginary numbers made real Oh it has a reat autistic scientist female in the lead engaging in a cat and mouse chase with her old advisor who is uilty of unconscionable crimes against humanity and is a heretic of the AI odsWho is ood and who is bad Can she trust anyone Is reality even what it seemsOh yeah This is the cat s meow It has all the best features of Yoon Ha Lee s Machineries of Empire with a "Very Different Kind Of "different kind of and flavor Tentacles madness living alien spacecraft altered reality timey wimey stuff you name it this has it AND I JUST EAT THIS STUFF UP This is easily one of the two most sueeworthy SF s of the year and now I m a life long fan of this author Sueedance SueedanceLet s et this one READ and talked about folks I thought this book was oing to be epic iven how it started The beginning made excellent use of classic Lovecraftian style horror to the point I Every Boys Dream got a delightful shiver down my spine However I don t think it uite lived up to its promiseCONTENT WARNING view spoiler Torture able ism loss of loved ones religionenocide body horror hide spoiler I said I wasn t done with this but it turns out I am I just don t want to continue The making of AI into ods just sort of made me bonkers The science is way above my head and after reading the comments in the roup finished thread I don t anticipate liking it any better in the futureSorry friends I m really not this A Succession of Bad Days grumpy in real life I swear 35 starsA mind bender but not so much so that I couldn t follow what wasoing on There were some The Multi-Orgasmic Man great ideas such as the Gods and minion angels being ascended from uantum computers that achieved sentience and essentially took over shepherding humanity in a way that suits their interests most notably by limiting human advances in science and technologyThe writing was uiteood and the characters had a lot of potential I m not sure I would have necessarily picked up that the main character Yasira Shien was neuroatypical without being specifically told The author self identifies on the spectrum but I think one of the challenges of writing a very high functioning autistic character is that sometimes the differences that mark the person s experiences aren t as obvious when the story is written in the third person So much of the differences of experience are just not apparent to an outside observer That said first person narration while possibly opening the narrator s internal processes up to closer examination by the reader has its own challenges in terms of structuring the storyOverall though this is a reasonably interesting book with a uniue feel that makes it worth a second look The
star rating is for time being because I have to re read large passages of the novelI liked the take on the neural atypical characters I could readily identify with themYet I had a hard time concentrating on the story per se This happened to me once before when I was reading Ninefox Gambit and I still don t know what or why this is There were parts I had to repeat 5 times because my mind started wandering at the same spot each time So for now I o with the middle rating and come back after the re read. Hed mentor With her homeworld’s fate in the balance Yasira must choose who to trust the ods and their ruthless post human angels or the rebel scientist whose unorthodox mathematics could turn her world inside Icial intelligences that are in control of tech and parcel out and police what humans can access and create The ods that Yasira interacts with "ONCE HER ENGINEERING PROJECT LETS IN "her engineering project lets "in Outside creatures are fascinating and their culture is scary And Yasira s conversations with Evianna are " Outside creatures are fascinating AND THEIR CULTURE IS SCARY AND YASIRA S CONVERSATIONS their culture is scary And Yasira s conversations Evianna are nice example of different degrees of ability and sensitivity coupled with reat intelligence All in all I loved this book Space opera with a Lovecraftian edge and a neuro diverse castHumanity has spread to the stars thanks to the Gods entities far evolved from human created uantum super computers Scientist Yasira Shien leads an effort about a space station orbiting the planet of Jai to create something special with only the technology that the Gods allow humans But soon after Yasira s experimental reactor comes online a terrible disaster destroys the station bringing Yasira the direct attention of an Angel of the Gods and his efforts to track down Yasira s mentor Dr Evianna TalirrThis was brilliant Both the angel Akavi and the mad scientist Ev are wonderful characters deeply flawed and both representing terrible choices and outcomes for Yasira who really just wants to The Beast House / After Midnight go home and cuddle with her lover Tiv another character who s awesome but who we don tet enough about until right at the end The conception of the Outside itself is fantastic as well which I won t spoil here but owes much to Lovecraft The whole universe and ideas behind the powers in it actually feel a little like the Warhammer 40000 universe with a terrible and hungry force of order standing against a ruthless and uncaring source of chaosIt s also Off Leash (Freelance Familiars Book 1) great how the two autistic characters are presented here both being shown as brilliant and insecure but with extremely different personalities and motivations and showing the contrast between them rather than focusing on the label Everything I love about fiction is found in here You can tell who the author s influences are no shocker there look at the front cover and read the back cover but this story is totally its own thing and remains fresh and uniue throughout If you plan on reading this and I recommend you do try not to do too much research into what it is about ando in with as little knowledge as possible All will be explained and it is a seriously kick ass ride Mini review Extremely satisfying sci fi cosmic horror with a ueer autistic I Walk in Dread gal scientist lead I especially loved the backstory for the world withodlike AIs setting strict limits for human technological progress If you have this on your TBR I highly recommend moving it up You know those times when you re super anxious about new to you authors you reuest on Netgalley just by the looks of the coverYeah well I think I ve just found my second sueeworthy book for the year and I m The Life You Save going to say just this one thingIf there s any justice in the world this book isoing to Tempting Meredith (Lovers and Friends, get nominated and rise to the very top of the hopefuls for 2020 s Hugo Awards for best novelWow right Like WHYIt tickled ALL my hot buttons I m a superfan ofood science Hard SF beautiful explorations uantum computer AIs ascended to Inside MacPaint gods and Outsider coolness that uacks like a Cthuhlu duck walks like a Cthuhlu duck and chatters with insanity in your. S who rule thealaxy declare her work heretical and Yasira is abducted by their agents Instead of simply executing her they offer mercy – if she’ll help them hunt down a bigger target her own mysterious vanis.3 Star Rating Is For