Edge of Dark #(2022)
- Title: Edge of Dark
- Author: Brenda Cooper
- ISBN: 9781633880504
- Page: 433
- Format: Paperback
[PDF] Edge of Dark | by ✓ Brenda Cooper - Edge of Dark, Edge of Dark What if a society banished its worst nightmare to the far edge of the solar system destined to sip only dregs of light and struggle for the barest living And yet that life thrived It grew and learne
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3 8 I ve only read 40 pages, but I m really enjoying this so far I was a little scared and disturbed by the low average rating on GR and was worried I was going to be disappointed, but all of 40 pages in this is great None of what is described in the summary has happened yet, the worst nightmare banished to the far edge of the solar system hasn t made an appearance yet I m looking forward to when they do To be continued4 8 So annoyed right now I ve calmed down since last night, last night I want [...]
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2015 04 16 bThis book was an awesome read I first went into it believing it was a brand new series set in a new universe, but it turns out I was only half right Edge of Dark is indeed the first book of a planned duology, but then I discovered within the first few pages that it also takes place in the future of the same timeline as Brenda Cooper s Ruby s Song series This actually made me very happy I loved The Diamond Deep when I read it a couple ye [...]
4.5 stars rounded up just for the amount of enjoyment I got from reading this.I really loved this book It does a great job of exploring fear of the other, and turning the reader s thoughts around on what the right response to a difficult situation might be.The writing is easy to read and the characters very engaging I m not only eager to read the second book in The Glittering Edge Duology, I also plan to read the predecessor duology, Ruby s Song, that takes place in the same fictional world.
I really enjoyed this I like being surprised when I read a book, and this story s characters didn t always do what I expected them to do I liked the main PoV characters, Nona Hall, Charlie Windar and Chrystal It was fascinating seeing the Next s return and expansion into human space and the ensuing conflict, both within the characters and between different humans The Next, while kind of frightening, was also weirdly interesting At least, particularly thanks to Chrystal and her family, and their [...]
In a distant future a society of spacefaring humans who mainly live in enormous space stations are faced with the return to their solar system of the Next, a machine society originally based on uploaded humans.In this solar system humanity is recovering the Earth like planet Lym from the abuses of their ancestors Few humans live there, with the center of culture being the Glittering, the name for the collection of ships and space stations further out in the solar system On Lym we have Charlie Wi [...]
In the far future, a future so distant that Earth is just a rumor of a place, humanity lives in the dark The two planets that sustained life are a nature preserve and a mining pit, respectively Billions of people live in vast stations, telling scary stories about The Edge, the demarcation line between humans and the AI that once were human, banished beyond the light.In a future so alien from our present, it is a testament to the writer s skill that I found the characters so completely relatable [...]
For the last two weeks The Edge of Dark has been the book I read during middle of the night breastfeedings, so it s been a bit slow, but overall I was enjoying the story until I got about half way through and there was a science detail so awful that I can t keep going The sometimes underdeveloped writing I could deal with The transhumanity as villain theme I could handle even though it s not something I really enjoy But when the robots break the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics and I don t even think i [...]
If a book s about a major world s changing event, something that I expect is for it to make sense as to why the main characters were instrumental in this event This is not so for Edge of Dark, where Nona and Charlie are very quickly placed in decisions where they have to make decisions for all of humanity or less for no good reason For Nona especially, I often asked myself why the heck isn t someone else doing this In a society with billions of people there should be a reason why none of those [...]
I did not enjoy this book but I did not hate it The plot was interesting, but only mildly It felt underdeveloped and the characters were not really engaging One could even go so far as to say many of them were flat Despite all this it was still interesting and some intriguing ideas were explored, but not really well enough to be truly satisfying All in all, it felt like a story that has potential, but that maybe should have percolated a bit longer The writing seemed so amateur and underdeveloped [...]
The Next might be the next stage of evolution Sometimes referred to as the Ice Pirates, the Next were once a human creation, near autonomous robots that were banished to darkest edge of the solar system Instead of guttering without light, the Next thrived Now they re turning back toward the sun.Some of them appear human, but they re not Their bodies are sexless constructs that don t require sustenance of any sort They don t eat and they don t breathe They don t sicken and they do not die They re [...]
I liked many of the ideas in the book, and I really liked the multiple POV structure, but I found some of the characters and relationships a bit off putting Nona, one of the primary characters, was a bit dull, and I thought less of Charlie, whom I quite liked, for falling for her although to be fair, he didn t have much else to do at that point I was a bit disturbed by the stereotypically Asian portrayal of Yi I thought the relationship between Charlie and Jean Paul was rather sad I liked both o [...]
Brenda Cooper is a good author and at this point I pretty much read whatever she publishes And yet I wasn t expecting much from this one It is a followup to another series which was basically a YA take on Eva Peron in a generation colony ship This one was a very interesting read on what it means to upload a human personality And rather than being stuck on the technology and the change in society as it rolls out, instead it deals with two societies one with upload and one without a long time afte [...]
Pretty good series with a fascinating concept.
A very good exploration of what it means to be human, that uses a cast of great characters and an extremely troubling and mind fucking transformation from human to artificial beings.
4.5 5 RatingOriginally posted at mylifemybooksmyescape.wordpreOne of my top books of the year I ll give to to you straight I did not have the highest of hopes coming into this The cover while it is an impressive design I do not think looks good Never read Brenda Cooper before I did read the synopsis, thought it sounded promising, but wasn t about to go rush out and buy it How did I come to read this book then Well, I was lucky enough to win it in a giveaway When I say lucky, I mean lucky To thin [...]
Pros Love the world building, both on Lym and the Deep Adored the tangcats on Lym esp the connection between Cricket and Charlie Excellent normalization of alternative relationships, like the 4 person plural marriage between Chrystal, Katherine, Yi and Jason, and the platonic romantic relationship between Jean Paul and Charlie Some cool speculative ideas, like how robot enhanced human long term memory might workCons Distracting copy editing errors Feels like it could use a few revisions before [...]
Brenda Cooper has steadily improved during her career, and Edge of Dark Pyr, 18, 397 pages is her best yet though there are still a few rough patches.This first of a series, though, tackles a complex topic what it means to be human and does so within the confines of a solidly written space opera Set in the galaxy of The Creative Fire and Diamond Deep which essentially transplanted Evita Peron to starships and huge space stations , Edge of Dark raises the stakes by considering whether augmented b [...]
This was decent, but in the end I feel like the author backed off from really saying anything interesting about consciousness, robots, etc etc The second half really took advantage of the see it takes months to travel stuff from a plot perspective, but that meant it ended up being underdeveloped emotionally On top of that, separating the characters prevented the emotional development I wanted to give a fuck about the whole, instead of the characters as parts And the end seemed to come out of now [...]
In Edge of Dark, Brenda Cooper comes back to the world she created in her RUBY S SONG duology In it, humanity has driven AI robots to the edge of the galaxy to the titular Edge of Dark and maintained their own perimeter of ships and space stations, called The Glittering, around habitable planets, keeping warmth and life to themselves However, the robots called, ominously, The Next have come back, invading a lone scientific space station, killing most of the crew, and uploading the consciousnesse [...]
This book was a blatant Mass Effect rip off The Deep is the Citadel The High Sweet Home is Eden Prime The Next are the Geth and Reapers There are even character parallels, too many to get into, but Nona nor Charlie are anywhere near as impacting as characters than Shepard The plot even follows the same, to a point When they diverge, it s mostly just boring The only likable characters were Chrystal and Cricket who s an animal The world building, beyond what you can already find a better version o [...]
Bad first if you find off of interrupts the flow of your reading don t read this, and there are other grammar peculiarities I found disrupting Then the good This is a great story, full of real people in difficult positions working things out and set in a beautifully described universe, exploring contrasts and connections between nature and technology and asking what it is that makes us human.
Sci fi with a narrative that jumps between several characters dealing in different ways with a species race um of robots augmented humans, and examines not terribly subtly our ideas of humanity, and how that can transcend the human form I found the plot a bit messy, and I m not interested enough in how humankind makes peace with robots to go back for novels in the series.
Strong sci fi looking at a future of incorporating AI into human society as citizens The author does a good job presenting three options War, Tolerance, Acceptance with a range of rounded characters and narrative swings that demonstrate pros and cons of different sides.
Neat far future exploration of the later effects of transhumanism, when hundreds of years after exile, beings who were once human come back to rejoin and influence the descendants of those who once sent them away I m definitely going to keep an eye out for further books in this series.
launched me into an existential crisis
easy to read, good characters and a suitable amount of actionNow to go back and read some by this author and discover some about this universe.
Read for book club Good book, needs a better editor typos were distracting Looking forward to in the series Interested in reading by this author.
You would expect a book about robot pirates to be full of excitement and action would you not I mean that is a pretty reasonable thing to think when looking at the subject matter initially However, this isn t the case when it comes to Edge of Dark The book is incredibly boring and dull No action or real excitement or much joy Very much a thinker s piece than anything But I had to force myself to finish it completely because I did not find it enjoyable to read.Yes, Edge of Dark does indeed talk [...]
I have read a few articles on actual transhumanists rather freaky But the fact that I read Ken Liu s short stories An Advanced Reader s Picture Book of Comparative Cognition and The Waves from The Paper Menagerie, gave me a context around transhumanism that I did not fully realize I had until I read this story.This book balanced the perspective I didn t know I had , by presenting the other side of the coin, as it were Am I holding the cards close enough to my chest, here Read all of these, and t [...]
I don t read much sci fy T his was a book a friend loaned to me I was surprised that I was interested enough to finish it Author Brenda Cooper writes really good characters so this is what makes the books interesting Before when I read sci fy it was all science and no characters This is a big improvement With Nona, the woman who always lived in space coming to work with Charlie, a man who is working to save the natural habitat of a planet Then there is an invasion that puts everyone in danger It [...]
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