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Ancestral Night
Ancestral Night | Elizabeth Bear
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A space salvager and her partner make the discovery of a lifetime that just might change the universe in this wild, big-ideas space opera from multi award-winning author Elizabeth Bear. Halmey Dz and her partner Connla Kurucz are salvage operators, living just on the inside of the law...usually. Theirs is the perilous and marginal existencewith barely enough chance of striking it fantastically bigjust onceto keep them coming back for more. They pilot their tiny ship into the scars left by unsuccessful White Transitions, searching for the relics of lost human and alien vessels. But when they make a shocking discovery about an alien species that has been long thought dead, it may be the thing that could tip the perilous peace mankind has found into full-out war. Energetic and electrifying, Ancestral Night is a dazzling new space opera, sure to delight fans of Alastair Reynolds, Iain M. Banks, and Peter F. Hamilton.
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tealatte
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I stacked this as Bailed / DNF, although I did end up finishing it over several tries, but skimming for plot only.

I didn't click with alll the philosophical musings at all, but mostly enjoyed the world building, particularly the glimpses of cats in space! 🐱 😻 ✨

#scifi #sciencefiction #adventure #space #actionadventure #booklover

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
Ancestral Night | Elizabeth Bear
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#AugustABC #BlueBooks

I've read all of these so far except for Ancestral Night. Hoping to get to it sometime soon(ish) 😅

 @Eggs

Sweetkokoro Bloody Rose!!!! Yes! That book ripped my heart out so bad. But I LOVE it. 3mo
Susanita 💙 3mo
Squidapus Ooo, Squidapus wants to read Bloody Rose but is the first book necessary to understanding or liking the second? 3mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai @Squidapus You can understand the story well enough without reading the first, however, the emotional punches and inside jokes will be blunted by not having the connection to certain characters. 🤷‍♂️ 3mo
Eggs Gorgeous blue 👏🏻🤗💙 3mo
vivastory Did you like the Tregillis? It's been on my TBR. I loved 3mo
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annkuch13
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This is a phenomenal scifi! The audo narrator is absolutely fantastic. The worldbuilding was enthralling and all the various alien species felt believable. Plus there are ship cats! I really recommend this one and can't wait for the next in the series!

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DuckOfDoom
Ancestral Night | Elizabeth Bear
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One of the best books I have read this year.
A space opera that can be read as a standalone, which explores aliens as well as human emotions, morals and identity. I loved it!!

GrilledCheeseSamurai I picked this up just the other day! Look g forward to starting it. 👍 8mo
RadicalReader Beautiful book cover 6mo
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llwheeler
Ancestral Night | Elizabeth Bear
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Omg there's a new Elizabeth Bear coming in March and look at that cover!

Guess I should probably read the 4 or 5 books I have of her backlist that I haven't gotten to yet... but I already know I want this one! *grabby hands*

Found via https://www.tor.com/2018/12/26/the-books-were-looking-forward-to-in-2019/

Lots of other amazing looking stuff in there too - new Zen Cho, Kate Elliott, Ann Leckie and more! Looks like a great year for sff!

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