Neogenesis

Neogenesis

by Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

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Overview

THE NATIONALLY BEST-SELLING LIADEN UNIVERSE SERIES CONTINUES. Sequel to national bestseller The Gathering Edge.

Menace from the Dust of Time

For hundreds of years, the Complex Logic Laws have made sentient space ships illegal. However, not all Free Ships and other AIs obeyed orders to self-destruct. They merely became wary of humans, and stayed under their scans. Soon, a clandestine support network grew up. Hidden yards were built to manufacture new smart ships, and specially tained humans known as mentors helped ease new intelligences into the universe.

Among those with a stake in the freedom of Independent Logics is Theo Waitley, captain of intelligent ship Bechimo. Theo's brother, Val Con yos'Phelium, presides over a household that employs 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. 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 Neogenesis:
"As always, this intelligent space opera focuses on matters of manners, honor, duty, and clever repartee; violence is rarely the solution, and subtlety wins out over overt force. . . . [Neogenesis] provides thoroughly satisfying progression or resolution for multiple threads and will feel comfortably familiar for fans of Korval’s escapades."—Publishers Weekly

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481483926
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Series: Liaden Universe Series , #21
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 173,171
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Maine-based writers Sharon Lee and Steve Miller teamed up in the late 1980s to bring the world the story of Kinzel, an inept wizard with a love of cats, a thirst for justice, and a staff of true power. Since then, the husband-and-wife have written dozens of short stories and twenty plus novels, most set in their star-spanning Liaden Universe®. Before settling down to the serene and stable life of a science fiction and fantasy writer, Steve was a traveling poet, a rock-band reviewer, reporter, and editor of a string of community newspapers. Sharon, less adventurous, has been an advertising copywriter, copy editor on night-side news at a small city newspaper, reporter, photographer, and book reviewer. Both credit their newspaper experiences with teaching them the finer points of collaboration. Sharon and Steve passionately believe that reading fiction ought to be fun, and that stories are entertainment. Steve and Sharon maintain a web presence at http://korval.com/

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Neogenesis 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next one. Never skip a section when reading these books. And, I read them over, and over, and over.... Always finding something I missed previously.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lee and Miller never disappoint. Robert Heinlein would be pleased with the stories this duo bring into our small world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrific read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another unbelievable story that takes you out of our mundane world and into theirs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another excellent entry for house Korval! The dragon and tree continue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warning: the Korval books are best experienced in order, at least the last several novels. It’s more of a serial than a series. Characters pop in with backstories that are minimally refreshed. That being said, diving into the saga is always fun.
AnonymousRH More than 1 year ago
Fabulous addition to the series! Great read, good storyline and meshes well with the previous books. As Anne McCaffrey once called the first three books in this series her “Comfort Books”, I consider all twenty mine. Comfort books are those that you read, re-read and re-read again and enjoy them each time. Read this story three times as an e-book and am impatiently waiting for the hard cover version to arrive for a fourth and maybe a fifth reading. If you are new to the “Liaden” universe enjoy! Great sequel to “The Gathering Edge”.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoy. Read the series