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Elizabeth Bonesteel

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5 verk 362 medlemmar 20 recensioner 1 favoritmärkta

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Verk av Elizabeth Bonesteel

The Cold Between (2016) 197 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Remnants of Trust (2016) 80 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Breach of Containment (2017) 56 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Arkhangelsk (2022) 20 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Survival Tactics (2021) 9 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Bonesteel, Elizabeth
Födelsedag
20th century
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Bostadsorter
Massachusetts, USA
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This was really a lot of fun. Wasn't sure what to expect going in, but enjoyed it right from the start.
 
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Malaraa | 9 andra recensioner | Apr 26, 2022 |
Bonesteel has written another well-rounded space odyssey, combining an interesting cast of characters, a remote space colony, and the arrival of another group of scientists from earth who upset the balance while introducing new ideas and technology. The themes of government, creativity, questioning authority, betrayal, loyalty intensify the suspense of how the colonists will all be able to survive their hundreds of years of hardship and distance from earth while dealing with their differences.
 
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sleahey | 2 andra recensioner | Mar 13, 2022 |
The Publisher Says: Head peace officer Anya Savelova believed her people, living on a hostile planet in the ice-bound city of Novayarkha, were the last of humanity.

Until the day she learned they weren't.

When a starship from an Earth thought long dead appears in orbit over her world, Anya imagines an explosion of possible futures, offering her people the freedom to transcend the limiting environment of the planet they'd thought was their last refuge. In the starship's crew, Anya finds creativity, diversity, innovation-all things the colony has had to inhibit to survive.

Seeing her world through the eyes of the starship crew makes Anya look closer at her city's inconsistencies, oddities she's always been told to ignore. But the harder she pushes at the pieces that don't fit, the more her government perceives the strangers as a threat. There are secrets in Novayarkha, hiding in plain sight, that the strangers can't possibly understand-and Anya's drive to uncover them risks shredding the fragile web holding together everything she's ever known and loved.

I RECEIVED A DRC FROM THE PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY. THANK YOU.

My Review
: Modestly enjoyable; the author's not aiming for brain-bending novelty, and so delivers solid, competent storytelling.

The most interesting thing is the set-up: one group of colonists leave Earth in what they imagine are its last throes only to discover, as they consolidate their hold on a new world, that the planet and the people survived. These groups are under some significant stresses. What matters is how they decide to cohabit the iceball they're going to be sharing. And then there are the wild ones who don't want to be told what to do...what to do about them now that things are even more complicated?

Briskly told, basically familiar enough in its execution, the pages turn and the planet that Earth's disease of H. sapiens has spread to sets about killing some infectious issues, I mean colonists. There are excerpts from "founding documents" and archives of Earth history. That works well to add depth and color to Author Bonesteel's tale.

I spent pleasant, if only modestly thrilling, hours learning about the Novayarkha being born as three poles of conflict settle in for a future together. Sci-fi readers will enjoy it, women who like stories about the ethical dilemmas women in power consider existential threats and decide to skate close to the winds of Decency to survive.
… (mer)
½
 
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richardderus | 2 andra recensioner | Mar 6, 2022 |
How do you take the remnants of a generation ship and keep humanity alive on a frozen, inhospitable planet? It turns out to involve not just a fair amount of technological ingenuity, but also a healthy dose of myth-making and autocratic government (think, iron fist in velvet glove). And then, how do you hold the society you've made together 200 years later, when your far-distant cousins from Earth show up and basically say "hey, we didn't actually destroy ourselves like you thought!"? For the governor of Novayarkha, it turns out the answer is, not very well.

Which is all all well and good for plot purposes. Every book has to have dramatic conflict and all that. However, every good book also needs well-rounded characters who have realistic reactions to the conflict. Both of those were lacking here. Across the board, characters behaved in ways that weren't understandable based on the information given to the reader. It's hard to relate to characters when you don't understand why they're acting the way they are. It's a shame that this book was sunk by poor character development, because the premise was quite interesting.

FTC Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for this review.
… (mer)
½
 
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mzonderm | 2 andra recensioner | Feb 25, 2022 |

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Verk
5
Medlemmar
362
Popularitet
#66,319
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
20
ISBN
34
Favoritmärkt
1

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