Neogenesis (Liaden Universe, #21) by Sharon Lee

Into the Wild

Neogenesis (Liaden Universe, #21) Read Online Free - 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; 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, socialize them, and teach 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?

About Dragon in Exile:
“[S]prawling and satisfying. . . . Space opera mixes with social engineering, influenced by Regency-era manners and delicate notions of honor. . . . [I]t’s like spending time with old friends . . .”—Publishers Weekly

About Necessity's Child:
“Compelling and wondrous, as sharp and graceful as Damascus steel, Necessity's Child is a terrific addition to Lee & Miller's addictive series.”—#1 New York Times best seller, Patricia Briggs

About the Liaden Universe® series:
“Every now and then you come across an author, or in this case, a pair, who write exactly what you want to read, the characters and personalities that make you enjoy meeting them. . . . I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories.”—Anne McCaffrey

“These authors consistently deliver stories with a rich, textured setting, intricate plotting, and vivid, interesting characters from fully-realized cultures, both human and alien, and each book gets better.”—Elizabeth Moon

“[D]elightful stories of adventure and romance set in a far future. . .space opera milieu. It’s all a rather heady mix of Gordon R. Dickson, the Forsythe Saga, and Victoria Holt, with Lee and Miller’s own unique touches making it all sparkle and sizzle. Anyone whose taste runs toward SF in the true romantic tradition can’t help but like the Liaden Universe.”—Analog

“[T]he many fans of the Liaden universe will welcome the latest…continuing young pilot Theo Waitley’s
adventures.”—Booklist on Saltation

“[A]ficionados of intelligent space opera will be thoroughly entertained. . .[T]he authors' craftsmanship is top-notch.”—Publishers Weekly on Lee and Miller’s popular Liaden Universe® thriller, I Dare

Title : Neogenesis (Liaden Universe, #21)
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ISBN : 1481482785
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 448 pages


Dan rated it ★★★★★

September 26, 2017

Very good, it tied so much together, well worth paying $15 for the eARC.

Kathleen rated it ★★★☆☆

February 15, 2018

I think Stost and Chernak (and Grakaw cat) should stay aboard Bechimo as security guards / extra pilots/ , especially if Theo builds a trading loop and sets up pavilions at trade expos. Bechimo needs security and more crew. The pathfinders need to see the worlds, learn the new universe. Beware Spo...

Thea rated it ★★★★★

September 24, 2017

An absolute must read. Run, don't walk to get hold of this, if you are a devoted fan! This is a new favorite in a favorite series! Not an easy read for a reader new to the Lee and Miller's Liaden Universe novels, Neogenisis is an awesome rollercoaster ride for the intrepid series reader! One of t...

Beth rated it ★★★★★

September 27, 2017

Many plot lines tied up and new ones threaded. Great addition to the overall plot arc! The POV seems a bit hippity skippity but there's just a lot happening in a little time across large distances.

Coyora rated it ★★★★★

January 26, 2018

Loved it a lots! Tons of loose ends tied up neatly in a bow. Great depiction of the dissonance between Theo and Val Con. I loved all the characters. And the tree is great.

Teresa rated it ★★★★☆

September 24, 2017

Satisfying conclusion to the current Liaden Universe story arc. The various separate story threads combined nicely with only Shan yos'Galen and his crew missing. The story will clearly continue of course. After the ending, a related story previously available as a chapbook is included, which take...

Paraphrodite rated it ★★★★★

October 07, 2017

4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this, lots of things happening all over. Also, good to see that most of those dangling threads from the previous couple of books being neatly tied together in this installment. Can't wait to see what's going to happen next on Surebleak and the Clutch!

Kerry rated it ★★★★☆

February 12, 2018

It is very satisfying to have got myself caught up with this series again. Well technically, I'm almost caught up as I still have to read Trade Secret, which I missed somewhere along the way. And since there was a reference in this book that I think relates to that one, I'm going to try to get to...

Cyn rated it ★★★★★

January 04, 2018

First, let it be known that I am an unabashed fangirl when it comes to Lee and Miller. That much has long been established. Should they care to publish their grocery lists, I would most likely purchase and read them. That said, Neogenesis is an amazing book, even among their other marvelous works....

Debrac2014 rated it ★★★★★

September 28, 2017

I read the EARC! Wonderful story! Great ending! It ties up most loose ends, except for Brother Rys! Korval now has more clan members! I can't wait to find out what's up with the the Clutch!

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