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Neogenesis by Sharon Lee


by Sharon Lee, Steve Miller (Author)

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Series: Liaden Universe Novels (21)

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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 sister. Jeeves' daughter, Tocohl Lorlin, is traveling with Lyre Institute mentor Inki, who is under a compulsion to bring Tochohl to them if she can, but that's secondary to another target, not just an independent complex logic, but an old tech complex logic, from the old universe.

These are fun, fascinating characters, most of whom regular Liaden readers have had plenty of time to become very fond of. They're also having adventures that we can really care about, with the stakes being everything from peace in a family to the survival of the current universe. Plotlines are resolved, new plotlines appear.

Clan Korval's situation continues to get stranger and more complicated.

It's complicated, entertaining, and completely absorbing.


I bought this audiobook. ( )
  LisCarey | Sep 19, 2018 |
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 release...which is sadly a long way off... ( )
  sweetfe | Jun 6, 2018 |
The most recent book in the Liaden series, [Neogenesis] brings some of the story arcs from previous books to a close, more or less. There are still a few complications and it would seem that the Turtles will be playing a part in next story. I did read this out of order but I was able to figure out enough of what had been happening in the previous novel that I did enjoy this one.

This hardcover edition also contains the short story "The Space at Tinsori Light".
  hailelib | Jun 5, 2018 |
Another drawing-together-of-the-threads book, though this time a lot of things actually get finished. And a whole new arc begins...I seriously expect the Turtle to say "It's complicated". Daav and Aelliana get home, Theo comes home and meets her mother (and for a change she's the one given the surprises, rather than giving them), her not-Yxstrang are dealt with, Tinsori Light gets drawn into things and explained. Sort of. The Uncle connects more with Korval. Korval starts to figure out how they're going to handle their new lives and structure - not quite a Liaden clan any more, but they've been kind of hanging fire on what they _were_ going to be. The various AIs get straightened out, finding a place for each, and the questions around the Mentors find answers, of a sort. Even the threat of the Liaden Scouts is somewhat dealt with. Oh, and Yuli Shaper starts opening up to possibilities, and connecting Korval and the Bedel in the process. Lots of things concluded, and new tangles begin to appear. Including a Clutch ship arriving in haste, in the last couple pages of the book - that's for next time. A lot of fun if you're firmly into the Liaden Universe, but not a good intro to the series, I don't think. The two scenes with unidentified female ship captains - one someone we have barely heard of, one very familiar - illustrate that. Worth reading and rereading - I should do a big reread, sometime soon. ( )
1 vote jjmcgaffey | Apr 27, 2018 |
Many of the plot threads of the last several novels get some resolution here, which I appreciated. Mostly a few not all that eventful days with old familiar company. In fact, a lot of events occur, but including the near end of the universe, but well, it just didn't seem that ominous. ( )
  quondame | Feb 17, 2018 |
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Sharon Leeprimary authorall editionscalculated
Miller, SteveAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Mattingly, David B.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Russo, CarolCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stevens, EileenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Menace from Back Space Looming out of the Dust of Time The 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; they 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--socialized them, and taught 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 rumored to have the power to destroy universes. The question is: Who will get to it first?… (more)

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