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unfair but i can t bring myself to but I can t bring myself to it at a 3 for how LONG it took me to be invested in it enough to finish Frustratingly the idea was very good original in a genre alien visitors that s been one to the Women's Activism and Social Change Rochester New York 1822 1872 death but the novel couldn tecide what it wanted to be Miserable The Western Scar: The Theme of the Been-To in West African Fiction dystopian Futuristic adventure Aliens but with realism A less psychologicallyeep version of Arrival The final execution was messy with fairly Understanding Shutter Speed dull characters that I know I ve met before in a thousand other SFFantasy paperbacksThe future tech boggedown a lot of the narrative instead of highlighting its realistic futurism Strangely enough their attempt at making AI realistic ended up becoming the most fantastical and confusing aspect of the whole novelI also took a lot of issues with Kara her sister and for that matter all the humans taken forcibly to be traded to aliens for tech played very very little of a role in her personality and the plot as a whole Kara joins a list of strong female heroines obviously written by men who looks at touches and thinks of herself in such gratuitous ways for the reader that her bisexuality comes across as objectifyingfetishizing than bringing a much needed The Mother I Carry: A Memoir of Healing from Emotional Abuse diverse presence in science fiction An enjoyable space romp based around the fresh premise of a galaxy full of alien species none of whom we have the faintest clue how to communicate with The broader world in which this story is set occasionally seems interesting than the main plot and the ending somewhat fizzles But nevertheless this is a solid opening instalment and there s certainly of this tale worth telling It is some time in the future Earth is at an uneasy peace the old warring statesevolved into statelets but at a price and the price is stagnation Not least because first contact has been made with not just one alien race but several all enigmatic piling out of Netherspace hyperspace if you like And as Wittgenstein once said
if a lion could speak we wouldn t understand it same here The a lion could speak we wouldn t understand it same here The take things from us and give unimaginable tech in return Sometimes it s useful allowing access to Netherspace and anti grav sometimes its use is as enigmatic as the aliens themselves Maybe they re benefactors Maybe not Much of humankind spends much of time in the Out Sometimes humans are taken in exchange and who knows what happens to them So when a Anthology of Articles on African Linguistics and Literature distant colony world is attacked a small team of specialists is assembled to go in andeal with the situation I enjoyed this novel Its aliens reminded me of those in the Strugatsky Brothers Roadside Picnic filmed by Tarkovsky as Stalker the leavers behind of weird artefacts in Zones around the globe although in the case of Netherspace they haven t been and gone but are still here Vaguely humanoid Gliese and the Cancri a bipartite race apparently comprised of maggots riding greyhounds if it s that way about turn up o stuff go away The human characters are engaging and largely avoid cliche A major theme is communication and as in Close Encounters of the Third Kind the underlying uestion that if we can t communicate with one another how can we hope to with alien lifeforms It is paced for adventure and that is what you get and hopefully will in the seuels It is also nice to see Andy Lane writing for adults again not that there s anything wrong with writing for Young Adults far from it. Iate As an ex army sniper Kara's role is clear But artist Marc has no combat experience although the team's pre cog Tse is adamant that he has a part to play All three know that success is unlikely For how will they negotiate with aliens when communication between the species is impossible.
Andy Lane ô 1 CHARACTERSused them better though Maybe closer to 35 stars but I ll round up I id like this book them better though Maybe closer to 35 stars but I ll round up I id like this book will most likely continue on in the series but some of it was a bit off for me Not so much the world it builds which is interesting and worth exploring but just the
Way It S ToldThe Bookit s toldThe book gave me the impression that it was about building this world and setting up mysteries to solve than having a clear plot with a good resolution It just idn t seem to come together for me and not much is really explained by the end of it The premise is that there are aliens that we have no way of communicating with so it s understandable that we would be left with a lot of uestions but it s still frustrating There were also certain Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse dialogue and ideas being repeated too often in the exact same way There are only so many times I can read about how impossible aliens are to understand or the same metaphor toescribe precognition before I want to shout I get it Let s move on That being said I How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture do really like elements that make this world I like the AI s and their possibilities I like the characterization and mystery of netherspace and itsraw for the people who spend time there Something I appreciate is that bisexuality is so easily accepted and An Alien Heat doesn t seem to be uestioned in this universe but that also makes one scene where the main character s bisexuality is brought upuring recruitment seem rather odd There were a couple other such moments where things happen or are mentioned that on t seem necessary I m hoping their relevance will be explained in later books Or
Perhaps I M OverthinkingI m overthinking and things like SPOILER ALERT random netherspace induced sex is just the authors wanting to have fun and eciding to heck with it I can include bad tropes if I want to The main reason I m not giving this a higher rating is that I was left wanting but not necessarily in a good way The book felt like a setup than a whole story in and of itself I guess that s okay because it s the beginning of a series but I Rough Rider: BWWM Interracial MC Biker Alpha Male Romance d have preferred not being left with so many unanswered uestionsEnd note Some of my unanswered uestionsWhy is cardamom so importantWhyoes netherspace make people want to have sexIs it a breeding thingIs it like Doctor Who where a baby made in such conditions will be specialI m assuming notBut why was it important enough to include their preferences in the simulityWas it part of the staff s negotiationsIf so was the staff important than I Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings d thoughtOr is Greenaway just kind of a weirdo What if we experienced first contact with aliens and try as we might we couldn t communicate with them What if we had visits from 3ifferent types of aliens and couldn t communicate with any of them but we could trade with them random items for alien tec sometimes the trades can go wrong in one instance this resulted in the Arc Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) de Triomphe hovering 3 meters above the ground permanentlyWhat if 40 years later we re still trying to communicate with them and still trying to figure out where we fit in the universal food chainThis is the premise of Netherspace Yes our technology has advanced yes we are able to travel light years through space in a matter ofays in craft built of shipping containers and covered in Alien foam but we rely on Alien technology that is paid for in humans No one knows what happens to those humans If that tec slideslip generators breaks Gramatica de baza a limbii romane down the Gilese one of the 3 species that visit Earth they look like bundles of wet leather rags mysteriously know and show up to fix it the call out fee is 1 humanA group of travellers aiming to. Aliens came to Earth forty years ago Their anatomy proved unfathomable and all attempts at communication failed But through trade humanity gained technology that allowed them to colonise the stars The price live humans for every alien faster than lightriveKara's sister was one of hundred. .
Create a colony on an alien planet is hi jacked in space
they are apparently held for ransomEarth or GalDivthe body that monitors allare apparently held for ransomEarth or GalDivthe body that monitors all trade sends an team to try and negotiate for the hostages This team is made up of Kara an official assassin whose sister was a call out fee for replacing a sideslip generator which allows craft to travel through netherspace Marc an artist whose work the aliens were interested in and whose family went off planet while he was in prison Finally there is Tse a pre cog he can see the possible outcomes of the future but not necessarily how you reach themIt s a really interesting set up but it Suggestive Inuiry into the Hermetic Mystery with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature disappoints because this book just plods along It s no surprise when the mission manager goes batshit crazy and breaks the sideslip generator on rescue teams craft It s no surprise that he becomes the call out fee when it s found that the intended call out fee has been murdered by someone on board It s rather irritating when the replacement sideslip generator breaksown again on the way back to earthIt s not even surprising when you find out that there are ALOT of College University Budgeting: College And University Budgeting different species of alien there s even some kind of master race and we seem to be some kind of curiosity to the rest of the universe because we are creativeIt was all just a bit underwhelming But a part of me is interested to know what happens next I came across the publicity for this book at a science fiction convention Shortly thereafter I came across both authors in the hotel bar Guys I promised you an honest review and to be fair it s the only kind IoI must confess myself a hopeless Trek saddo but eve Intriguing idea 40 years after first contact aliens regularly visit Earth but they are so alien that nobody can figure out anything about them They give humans technology which they become Integrating Cleveland Baseball dependent on but which can t be reverse engineered It is time to find out I liked the book a lot and will probably read the seuels The writing was not brilliant and the characters were a little heavy handed Just my opinion It isefinitely worth reading The setting and premise of this
book are its only redeeming factors with original ideas and world building thatare its only redeeming factors with original ideas and world building that me look past the parts I The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol disliked and there were many The concept of aliens being impossible for humans to communicate with was a refreshing contrast to the anthropomorphic aliens of pop culture It was fun to hearescriptions of these comple An engrossing setup and fascinating mystery start this humans living in an alien universe story but sadly it Grassroots Leviathan doesn t uite follow through on its brilliant beginningHumans have met the aliens first the Gliese and later the Eridani and Cancri All of them are alien so completely alien that meaningful communication seems impossible let alone figuring out theiresires or motivations Despite that a very simple trade has Voices and Veils developed with human artifacts and humans themselves being traded for important and incomprehensible technologyLong after humans have come to completelyepend on trade with the aliens as the whole base of their economy a team is put together to investigate the Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises disappearance of a small group of religious fanatics that one of the alien species appears to be holding as some form of hostage But how will the teamo anything when they can t communicate at even a basic level with the kidnappersThe premise of this is great Truly alien aliens Cleverly explained alien technology and a fascinating and well thought out Earth with humans playing the part of the 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School dumb cousins and what thatoes to people Unfortunately once the action moves off Earth and we get to Netherspace S exchanged for this technology and Kara has little love for aliens So when she is Love in Bloom drafted by GalDiv the organisation that oversees alien trades it is underuress A group of colonists have been kidnapped by aliens and taken to an uncharted planet and an unusual team is to be sent to negot. ,