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Sean O'Brien (3)

Author of Vale of Stars

For other authors named Sean O'Brien, see the disambiguation page.

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Works by Sean O'Brien

Vale of Stars (2012) 105 copies
Beltrunner (2016) 41 copies
Silent Manifest (2019) 2 copies
A Muse of Fire (2010) 1 copy

Associated Works

Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 80 • January 2017 (2016) — Contributor — 8 copies
Vector 288 (2018) — Contributor — 1 copy

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This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Received as part of LibraryThing's Early Reviewer November 2012 batch.

This is an ebook covering a multi generational story, both of the trip to EE3, and the subsequent attempt to colonise the planet. The story focusses on a small group of people from each generation, usually a woman at the forefront and the most important people around her.

Decisions are made by people in each generation, which usually results in drastic actions being undertaken, such as expulsion from the group, and murder. Most of the women strive to recover from the decisions made in the generation before, and often hold a burning anger for those they see as having done wrong (often towards themselves in particular). The generations also encounter what it means to live with sentient beings who are different from the selves (human or otherwise), and there is also the development of religion, which is handled sensitively.

The book started out strong, although I did wonder where the burning, blinding self-righteousness of Jene came from (and I think I would have hated her if I ever knew her in real life!). I did struggle to complete it, but cannot think of any fault with the book itself
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nordie | 71 other reviews | Oct 14, 2023 |
Received as part of LibraryThing's Early Reviewer November 2012 batch.

This is an ebook covering a multi generational story, both of the trip to EE3, and the subsequent attempt to colonise the planet. The story focusses on a small group of people from each generation, usually a woman at the forefront and the most important people around her.

Decisions are made by people in each generation, which usually results in drastic actions being undertaken, such as expulsion from the group, and murder. Most of the women strive to recover from the decisions made in the generation before, and often hold a burning anger for those they see as having done wrong (often towards themselves in particular). The generations also encounter what it means to live with sentient beings who are different from the selves (human or otherwise), and there is also the development of religion, which is handled sensitively.

The book started out strong, although I did wonder where the burning, blinding self-righteousness of Jene came from (and I think I would have hated her if I ever knew her in real life!). I did struggle to complete it, but cannot think of any fault with the book itself
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nordie | 71 other reviews | Oct 14, 2023 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I have not received this book so that I could review it. I was supposed to receive it as a part of Library Thing's Early Reviewers group.
 
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ladyoflorien | May 4, 2020 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
If you like your science fiction set in space, and you use to watch the MacGyver series, you will like this story. I certainly enjoyed it. Still not convinced? Then add a side kick that is a computer with and unexpected surprise.
 
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lusi222 | 27 other reviews | Apr 4, 2017 |

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