Ancestral Night

Ancestral Night

eBook - 2019
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“Outstanding…Amid a space opera resurgence, Bear’s novel sets the bar high.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) 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 Hugo 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 existence—with barely enough chance of striking it fantastically big—just once—to 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 space opera, sure to delight fans of Alastair Reynolds, Iain M. Banks, and Peter F. Hamilton—“Bear's ability to create breathtaking variations on ancient themes and make them new and brilliant is, perhaps, unparalleled in the genre” (Library Journal, starred review).
Publisher: [S.l.]: Gallery / Saga Press, 2019.
ISBN: 9781534403000
Characteristics: 512 p.
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

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johnulee
Nov 17, 2020

Picked this up and after a few pages realized I had already read it.... went on for a few more pages... Very interesting 'universe'(as opposed to world) building... biologics able to live in space, etc... good in the mind 'dialogue', story gets going, a bit on and on, but a good read.

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davidkluth
Mar 02, 2020

Masterful writing by one of the Genres most consistent authors. A fun read with a good ending. Ms. Bear always creates wonderful believable universes.

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ghalbertmck
Jun 06, 2019

One of the best SF I've read recently. A well rounded combination of space opera, social speculation, and thoughtful insight.

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