[Andy Lane] Netherspace Netherspace #1 [climbing Book] TXT


10 thoughts on “Netherspace Netherspace #1

  1. says:

    An engrossing setup and fascinating mystery start this humans living in an alien universe story but sadly it doesn't uite follow through on its brilliant beginningHumans have met the aliens first the Gliese and later the Eridani and

  2. says:

    I came across the publicity for this book at a science fiction convention Shortly thereafter I came across both authors in the hotel bar Guys I promised you an honest review and to be fair it's the only kind I doI must confess myself a hopel

  3. says:

    Mostly ok Some cool ideas The author could have used them better though

  4. says:

    25; becuase 2 stars is unfair but I can't bring myself to put it at a 3 for how LONG it took me to be invested in it enough to finish Frustratingly the idea was very good original in a genre alien visitors that's been done to the death but the novel couldn't decide what it wanted to be Miserable dystopian Futuris

  5. says:

    Intriguing idea 40 years after first contact aliens regularly visit Earth but they are so alien that nobody can figure out anything about them They give humans technology which they become dependent on but which can't be reverse engineered It is time to find out I liked the book a lot and will probably read the seuels The writing was not brilliant and the characters were a little heavy handed Just my opinion It is defi

  6. says:

    Maybe closer to 35 stars but I'll round up I did like this book and will most likely continue on in the series but some of it was a bit off for me Not so much the world it builds which is interesting and worth exploring but just the way it's t

  7. says:

    An enjoyable space romp based around the fresh premise of a galaxy full of alien species none of whom we have the faintest clue how to communicate with The broader world in which this story is set occasionally seems interesting than the main plot and the ending somewhat fizzles But nevertheless this is a solid opening instalment and there’

  8. says:

    The setting and premise of this book are its only redeeming factors with original ideas and world building that made me look past the parts I disliked and there were many The concept of aliens being impossible for humans to communicate with was a refreshing contrast to the anthropomorphic aliens of pop culture It was fun to hear descriptions of these completely original creatures and how they attempt to relate to humans I also liked the ide

  9. says:

    What if we experienced first contact with aliens and try as we might we couldn't communicate with them What if we had visits from 3 different types of aliens and couldn't communicate with any of them but we could trade with them rand

  10. says:

    It is some time in the future Earth is at an uneasy peace the old warring states devolved into statelets; but at a price and the price is stagnation Not least because first contact has been made with not just one alien race but seve

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Netherspace Netherspace #1

S exchanged for this technology and Kara has little love for aliens So when she is drafted by GalDiv the organisation that oversees alien trades it is under duress A group of colonists have been kidnapped by aliens and taken to an uncharted planet and an unusual team is to be sent to negot 25 becuase 2 stars is unfair but I can t bring myself to put it at a 3 for how LONG it took me to be invested in it enough to finish Frustratingly the idea was very good original in a genre alien visitors that s been done to the death but the novel couldn t decide what it wanted to be Miserable dystopian Futuristic adventure Aliens but with realism A less psychologically deep version of Arrival The final execution was messy with fairly dull characters that I know I ve met before in a thousand other SFFantasy paperbacksThe future tech bogged down a lot of the narrative instead of highlighting its realistic futurism Strangely enough their attempt at making AI realistic ended up becoming the most fantastical and confusing aspect of the whole novelI also took a lot of issues with Kara her sister and for that matter all the humans taken forcibly to be traded to aliens for tech played very very little of a role in her personality and the plot as a whole Kara joins a list of strong female heroines obviously written by men who looks at touches and thinks of herself in such gratuitous ways for the reader that her bisexuality comes across as objectifyingfetishizing than bringing a much needed diverse presence in science fiction

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Iate As an ex army sniper Kara's role is clear But artist Marc has no combat experience although the team's pre cog Tse is adamant that he has a part to play All three know that success is unlikely For how will they negotiate with aliens when communication between the species is impossible What if we experienced first contact with aliens and try as we might we couldn t communicate with them What if we had visits from 3 different types of aliens and couldn t communicate with any of them but we could trade with them random items for alien tec sometimes the trades can go wrong in one instance this resulted in the Arc de Triomphe hovering 3 meters above the ground permanentlyWhat if 40 years later we re still trying to communicate with them and still trying to figure out where we fit in the universal food chainThis is the premise of Netherspace Yes our technology has advanced yes we are able to travel light years through space in a matter of days in craft built of shipping containers and covered in Alien foam but we rely on Alien technology that is paid for in humans No one knows what happens to those humans If that tec slideslip generators breaks down the Gilese one of the 3 species that visit Earth they look like bundles of wet leather rags mysteriously know and show up to fix it the call out fee is 1 humanA group of travellers aiming to create a colony on an alien planet is hi jacked in space they are apparently held for ransomEarth or GalDivthe body that monitors all alien trade sends an team to try and negotiate for the hostages This team is made up of Kara an official assassin whose sister was a call out fee for replacing a sideslip generator which allows craft to travel through netherspace Marc an artist whose work the aliens were interested in and whose family went off planet while he was in prison Finally there is Tse a pre cog he can see the possible outcomes of the future but not necessarily how you reach themIt s a really interesting set up but it disappoints because this book just plods along It s no surprise when the mission manager goes batshit crazy and breaks the sideslip generator on rescue teams craft It s no surprise that he becomes the call out fee when it s found that the intended call out fee has been murdered by someone on board It s rather irritating when the replacement sideslip generator breaks down again on the way back to earthIt s not even surprising when you find out that there are ALOT of different species of alien there s even some kind of master race and we seem to be some kind of curiosity to the rest of the universe because we are creativeIt was all just a bit underwhelming But a part of me is interested to know what happens next

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Aliens came to Earth forty years ago Their anatomy proved unfathomable and all attempts at communication failed But through trade humanity gained technology that allowed them to colonise the stars The price live humans for every alien faster than light driveKara's sister was one of hundred I came across the publicity for this book at a science fiction convention Shortly thereafter I came across both authors in the hotel bar Guys I promised you an honest review and to be fair it s the only kind I doI must confess myself a hopeless Trek saddo but even I get fed up with the aliens all having bilateral symmetry even though I know this is to save the nonexistent special effects budget In addition the aliens are mostly based on something we can already identify Hence you get reptilian bad guys felines baduntrustworthy etc And there s always the good old Universal Translator or some variant thereof to ensure there are nomisunderstandings Not in this book Andy Lane and Nigel Foster have burned the usual script and stamped the ashes underfoot It s been forty years since the Gliese showed up and announced their presence via a light show on the face of the moon They look like three limbed piles of wet leather and communication isimpossible What contact there is goes on via the medium of trade and the Gliese are ready to give us advanced alien tech in return for a range of random human artefacts Most of these are oddly commonplace ones The results range from the amusing to the downright creepy An accident with a Gliese anti gravity generator leaves the Arc de Triomphe suspended three meters above the ground permanently The inhabitants of an entire Alpine village are much less fortunateThe authors have created a post first contact scenario that s fresh inventive and totally credible Humanity has been introduced to the local galactic scene via the Gliese Netherspace drive There are human colonies on the planets of some of the nearer stars AI is now commonplace in most fields of daily life That said the willingness of the Gliese to give out tech to just about anyone has led to the demise of national governments A loose patchwork of city states survives I struggled with this at first before realising that from an anthropological point of view it s not unlikely The downside of course is that since all these advances are based on alien tech human R and D is stagnating It s against this background that a fast paced and enthralling story unfolds A shipload of religious colonists has been kidnapped by another one of the species humanity has met since leaving the solar system The rescue team sent to bring them home comes face to face with the fact that human society is failing socially morally and ethically even as it reaches for the stars The alien cultures they meet are so very alien that no frame of reference is possible As they persevere against incredible odds the truth about the past forty years of alien contact slowly comes into focus Andy Lane and Nigel Foster have done their research for this book with consummate skill I found myself thinking of Professor Hawking s uote about an alien visit being like Columbus and the Indians This book puts a brilliant new spin on that idea It deserves to do really really well as does the seuel Erm there will be one won t there

  • Paperback
  • 400
  • Netherspace Netherspace #1
  • Andy Lane
  • English
  • 14 July 2019
  • 9781785651847

About the Author: Andy Lane

During 2009 Macmillan Books announced that Lane would be writing a series of books focusing on the early life of Sherlock Holmes The series was developed in conjunction with the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Lane had already shown an extensive knowledge of the Holmes character and continuity in his Virgin Books novel All Consuming Fire in which he created The Library of St John the Beheaded