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Worldwired (Jenny Casey) by Elizabeth Bear
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Worldwired (Jenny Casey) (edition 2005)

by Elizabeth Bear (Author)

Series: Jenny Casey (3)

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As long as there's an Earth to defend, Jenny Casey has a job. But she may outlast the world she was custom-built to save. . . .  Give Canada's Master Warrant Officer Jenny Casey an inch and she'll take a galaxy. That's just the kind of person a world on the brink of destruction needs. The year is 2063, and Earth has been brutalized. An asteroid flung at Toronto by the PanChinese government has killed tens of millions and left the equivalent of a nuclear explosion in its wake. Humanity must find another option. . . .  Perched above the devastation in the starship Montreal, Jenny is still in the thick of the fray. Plugged into the worldwire, connected to a brilliant AI, her mind can be everywhere and anywhere at once. But it's focused on the mysterious alien beings right outside her ship. Are they there to help--or destroy? With Earth a breeding ground for treason and betrayal as governments struggle to assign blame, Jenny holds the fate of humankind in her artificially reconstructed hand. . . .… (more)
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Title:Worldwired (Jenny Casey)
Authors:Elizabeth Bear (Author)
Info:Spectra (2005), Edition: First Paperback Edition, 416 pages
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This one deserves a re-read with the other two, it's been a while since I read the first two in the series. There are repercussions from the previous books that mean that it all comes together at the end. There are two alien ships in space near earth and people from earth go to see what's going on and it will change everything.
There's politics and space shennigans and a lot of different characters doing different things. It's a good read with strong characters and I really want to find the other two and go back to the start again. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Aug 10, 2021 |
Well, that ended fairly dramatically. Excellently done. ( )
  Jon_Hansen | May 21, 2020 |
Also very good!
  JohnLavik | Mar 29, 2020 |
This is the third book in the Jenny Casey series and what a thrilling ending. This series could qualify as a spy thriller as well as Sci/Fi because it ended with thrills and solved mysteries aplenty. It was also a very prescient book. It was published in 2005 and it was filled with references to nanotechnology, quantum computing, and space elevators, as well as First Contact with alien species. What was also neat about this book and this series, was that I am reading another science book, this one by Ira Flatow, host of NPR's science talk show Science Friday, and in that book I read an essay on space elevators and nanotechnology as well as quantum computing. Low and behold I am reading about the same things in a fictional future world. I also still love the idea of a "woman of a certain age" as heroine, and Jenny did nothing to disappoint me in this final installment. While there are some fantastical elements in this novel and some plot threads that end, or go nowhere, overall it was a good series to read. The author left plenty of room for expansion on the story and I hope that someday she will write about Jenny and her "family" of misfits and malcontents again. I will definitely be reading more of Bears work in the future. ( )
  benitastrnad | Sep 27, 2016 |
Jun11:

Characters: The cast doesn't change much for the last book. A few new scientists add a little something, but the old carryovers are great.

Plot: A little better than the middle book. Some fun first-contact work and exploration. Some action.

Style: Gets it done. Engaging to read. ( )
  Isamoor | Jun 22, 2011 |
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As long as there's an Earth to defend, Jenny Casey has a job. But she may outlast the world she was custom-built to save. . . .  Give Canada's Master Warrant Officer Jenny Casey an inch and she'll take a galaxy. That's just the kind of person a world on the brink of destruction needs. The year is 2063, and Earth has been brutalized. An asteroid flung at Toronto by the PanChinese government has killed tens of millions and left the equivalent of a nuclear explosion in its wake. Humanity must find another option. . . .  Perched above the devastation in the starship Montreal, Jenny is still in the thick of the fray. Plugged into the worldwire, connected to a brilliant AI, her mind can be everywhere and anywhere at once. But it's focused on the mysterious alien beings right outside her ship. Are they there to help--or destroy? With Earth a breeding ground for treason and betrayal as governments struggle to assign blame, Jenny holds the fate of humankind in her artificially reconstructed hand. . . .

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