A space adventure set on a lone ship where the clones of a murdered crew must find their murderer -- before they kill again. It was not common to awaken in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. At least, Maria Arena had never experienced it. She had no memory of how she died. That was also... show more
A space adventure set on a lone ship where the clones of a murdered crew must find their murderer -- before they kill again.
It was not common to awaken in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood.
At least, Maria Arena had never experienced it. She had no memory of how she died. That was also new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died.
Maria's vat was in the front of six vats, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it could awaken. And Maria wasn't the only one to die recently...
Publish date: 2016-01-31
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
I saw a book club question that compared this to "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie. Let's be honest though: In the world of Christie, this was 100% a clone of Murder On the Orient Express, not None. And it's incredible. I had a professor who once joked that if you took a concept and pu...
I enjoyed this book a lot but I did have a few issues with it.First of all the pedant in me got really annoyed at the use of the incorrect pronoun on a couple of occasions. I went back and read the passages a few times as my mind does wander and I thought maybe the character had changed but no, 'he'...
I was worried that IAN, the AI, wouldn't play much of a role given the excerpt of this novel given out for the Hugo packet. So I took it out of the library, and quite frankly blew through this. I disagree about the flashbacks. I say disagree, and what I mean is I read at least one review about h...
I love the idea of a locked door mystery in space, where no one knows whether or not they are the murderer. I love stories about cloning, and how that influences a culture and morality. I love weird weird near-science speculation, like 3D printing an entire pig. I dig stories with amnesia, and paran...
The ending was pretty much a disappointment. Death never really meant death forever. So, ho hum, I'm dead again. Some scenes I felt should have given me some emotion, SPOILER [ but one character trades barbs with her torturer when she finds out he has been doing this for awhile and then killing her ...