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Spear of Light

Spear of Light When the post human Next suddenly re appear in a solar system that banished them humans are threatened Their reactions vary from disgust and anger to yearning to live forever like the powerful Next

  • Title: Spear of Light
  • Author: Brenda Cooper
  • ISBN: 9781633881341
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • When the post human Next suddenly re appear in a solar system that banished them, humans are threatened Their reactions vary from disgust and anger to yearning to live forever like the powerful Next, who are casually building a new city out of starships in the heart of the re wilded planet Lym The first families of Lym must deal with being invaded while they grapple withWhen the post human Next suddenly re appear in a solar system that banished them, humans are threatened Their reactions vary from disgust and anger to yearning to live forever like the powerful Next, who are casually building a new city out of starships in the heart of the re wilded planet Lym The first families of Lym must deal with being invaded while they grapple with their own inner fears.Ranger Charlie Windar is desperate to save his beloved planet The Next are building strange cities he never imagined, and other humans who want to destroy the Next are his worst enemies Ambassador Nona Hall strives to forge links between the powerful station she s from, The Diamond Deep, and the people of Lym The formidable merchant Gunnar Ellensson appears to be up to no good, and as usual his motivations are suspect Why is he sending ships to Lym, and what does he intend to do with them when he arrives The Shining Revolution threatens to undo everything by attacking the Next on Lym, and their desire to eradicate the post humans is greater than their desire to save humanity s home It is entirely possible that they will draw the wrath of the Next onto all of humanity.In the meantime, the Next s motives remain inscrutable Why are they here at all What do they want Why are they interested in the ancient past of a planet that has been ravaged and rebuilt at least once

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    1. Brenda Cooper

      Brenda Cooper writes science fiction,fantasy, and poetry.Brenda s most recent novels are EDGE of DARK and SPEAR OF LIGHT from Pyr and POST from ESpec Books Edge of Dark won the 2016 Endeavour Award for a notable science fiction or fantasy novel by a Northwest author Other recent novels include the duology THE CREATIVE FIRE and THE DIAMOND DEEP, also from Pyr Brenda released two collections in 2015 Her all science fiction CRACKING THE SKY came out from Fairwood Press and her all fantasy ebook collection BEYOND THE WATERFALL DOOR was created through a six author Kickstarter project Brenda is the author of the Endeavor award winner for 2008 THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA, and of two sequels, READING THE WIND and WINGS OF CREATION She has written a novel with Larry Niven, called BUILDING HARLEQUIN s MOON, and a solo stand alone novel, MAYAN DECEMBER She has numerous stories that have published in a variety of magazines, from Nature to Asimov s Many of her stories have been selected for Year s Best anthologies.By day, Brenda is the City of Kirkland s CIO, and at night and in early morning hours, she s a futurist and writer She lives in the pacific northwest o the United States of America.

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    1. An excellent conclusion to this far-future transhumanist duology.The Next are on Lym and the humans who live there and whose lives are devoted to restoring the planet don't want them to be. The original devastation of the planet came as part of the last conflict between the Next and humans, and everyone is worried that it's all going to happen again. And it might. Extremist forces in the Glittering that oppose the Next would sooner destroy Lym than share it with the uploaded intelligences.Charli [...]


    2. The second and last Glittering Edge story, this finds Charlie, Nona, and Crystal and her family on Lym, while Satyana continues to bring people together on the Diamond Deep. Everyone is still wrestling with what does it mean for everyone that the Next are on Lym, what are their intentions, what does it mean to be human?The Spear of Light doesn't provide any easy answers to the question of what makes someone human, but shows each character's struggles to understand their place and their feelings [...]


    3. An excellent conclusion to an exciting and thought-provoking duology. Spear of Light continues the story from Edge of Dark, and does a good job of maintaining the momentum of action and enquiry of the first book.Some new and interesting points of view are introduced, giving a different insight into events, but even so, I was left wanting more as the story is just so rich and interesting. The book ties up the story as well as it can, but I think it is a credit to Cooper's worldbuilding that I was [...]


    4. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2016/06/07/Spear of Light continues the story from Edge of Dark—which was a novel I consider to be one of the best sci-fi surprises for me last year—and it certainly does not disappoint. Brenda Cooper continues to handle the subject of transhumanism with a keen sense of thoughtfulness, tackling all the important questions in this exciting conclusion of The Glittering Edge duology.The first book saw the rise of the Next, a post-human society tha [...]


    5. I was attracted to the cool book cover of this book. It was not until I received it and really looked at it that I realized that this is book two. Not to worry as I am not one of those types that has to read books in order. It just depends on the type of series the book is in as to whether it can be read by jumping right in or not. Luckily for me I was able to jump right into this book. Although it did take me a few chapters to warm up to every one and fully understand all of their roles in the [...]


    6. 4/5 Rating Review first posted at MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape and The Speculative Herald*Discalimer: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion and review.**The GIVEAWAY is located at the bottom of this review.Edge of Dark was one of the best books I read in 2015 (my review), and one of the novels I included in my 2016 Hugo nomination’s ballot. The reason I loved that story so much and kept thinking about and recommending it to other readers a full year aft [...]


    7. this would have been like 2/5 if it wasn't for the ending which just threw me into another existential crisisi hated reading from the 2 main char's povs they were so boring??? if you have to state in so many words that they're in love maybe they aren't truly


    8. First, some background. Many humans refer to the Next as soul bots. What they are is a highly evolved community of complex intelligent beings. I actually grew to admire the Next when I read Edge of Dark. They evolved from robots created by humans but were eventually forced out into space because they were feared by their creators. Well, they are back and now have a distinct tactical advantage over humans. But there is a deal, worked out between the Next and representatives of both the planet Lym [...]


    9. Brenda Cooper has had her ups and downs in her eight-novel career, and sadly “Spear of Light” (Pyr, 400 pages, $18) falls short of her best. “Spear of Light” is set in the same time and universe as her three previous novels, which concern humans and transhumans (advanced artificial intelligences (robots) that began as human beings) in a galactic setting.The Next, as the transhumans are known, are seen as a threat to human beings by many, while at the same time, many humans volunteer for [...]


    10. Still decent, but still never quite connected with the characters. Satisfying ending even though Cooper took it in a different direction than I would have. Well, I'm not a published author, so




    11. I give this book 2 stars, which by Good Read's rating means it was ok. This is a neutral rating.This is book 2 in the series and it's pretty much impossible to read without reading book 1. I'm of the school that feels each book should be complete in itself, even serials. Each book should have at least some sort of explanation; this one doesn't.I can even live with a book that doesn't but this book wasn't well written enough that I could overlook it. I thought the writing was awkward to read and [...]


    12. Spear of Light is a story based on conflict between humans who downloaded themselves into robots, humans trying to bring a planet back to a state of pristine wilderness, and humans living in space.It's a sequel to Edge of Dark which I haven't read. I think I may have felt more connected to the characters if I had read the first book, but the backstory was conveyed nicely, without feeling too much like an info-dump. As long as you're willing to flow with it, you can pick up what's missing pretty [...]


    13. I could not really get into this book. I don't believe it was the missing tome 1, as it is easy to fill up the holes, especially when reading comments about the first book first. I just had the feeling it was comparable to a western, with the technology on the top of it. The feelings described are universal, fear of the unknown, of being left behind, of being redundant or inferior.The humans are facing a new species, the Next, who seems to be the human replacement. The future of humanity is not [...]


    14. This book is the story of the first 2/3 and the last 1/3. During the first 2/3, I was thinking that I definitely should have listened to my gut instinct on this one at not read it. In fact, I thought that the author should get an award for literally having groups of characters have the same conversation since about the middle of book one with almost nothing else going on. While the first book benefited from world building and the initial intrigue of a new worldis was one was stuck in neutral wit [...]


    15. A decent follow up and conclusion to this cycle, but it lacked some of the emotional pull of the first book. There weren't as many surprises in this one. The big one had been alluded to and assumed in the first one, and as an ending point was almost anticlimactic.That said I really enjoy the characters and am pleased to have gotten a bit more from them. The exception to this would be Nayli who I pretty much hated. Mainly for the empathy developed in her first chapter and how quickly it was aband [...]


    16. I wish she would have gone into more details on the soulbots, and what it means to be post-human, it was what made the first book one of the best books I have read this year. Still a good read, just not as good as the first book.




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