The Executives control Oichis senses, her voice, her life. Until the day they kill her.An executive clan gives the order to shoot Oichi out of an airlock on suspicion of being an insurgent. A sentient AI, a Medusa unit, rescues Oichi and begins to teach her the truththe Executives are not who they think they are. Oichi, officially dead and now bonded to the Medusa unit, sees a chance to make a better life for everyone on board.As she sets things right one assassination at a time, Oichi becomes the very insurgent the Executives feared, and in the process uncovers the shocking truth behind the generation starship that is their home....
|Title||:||Medusa Uploaded (The Medusa Cycle #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||317 pages|
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Medusa Uploaded (The Medusa Cycle #1) Reviews
I really wish I had enjoyed this more, but I had too many issues with it. For starters, the time-jumps were terribly confusing, and maybe it’s a personal thing, but I disliked all the foreshadowing in this and the way Oichi (the main character) would address the reader directly and say something like,
“Don’t ya love it? Happy ending. We beat the bad guys. Okay, they blew themselves up, but still. We can’t be blamed for thinking we had won a victory.
But we should have known it wasn’t going to be t ...more
4.5 stars! This was a great surprise. There are flaws but nothing that takes away from the unpeeling of layers and twists. The main character wasn’t unreliable but we see the generation ship through her eyes and, like in real life, when new information is revealed perspective shifts.
I read this over several weeks. It’s not that long and I wanted to just sit and read but life didn’t allow that free time. I think it would be a good reread one day.
An interesting intersection of technology, class structures, and consciousness.
Yeah, yeah. I know. I'm the author's husband, so I'm not objective, but it's still one helluva book, dammit!
I enjoyed this and look forward to the next. It's a space opera, but the social set up is interesting. I also think that the long arc hasn't been completely revealed yet.
Medusa Uploaded is, at its core, a tale of revenge and revolution. Aboard a generational ship fleeing the “Homeworld” and trying to find a “new habitable planet”, lies an oppressive regime stratified between Worms and Executives; Oichi, our main protagonist, is one of the Worms, the lowest class in the society, and specifically a Servant: humans physically transformed to be blind, mute and thoughtless, and made to serve the Executives. Except, Oichi is not (obviously) all of those things. And af ...more
Fast paced and a lot of fun. Full review pending.
Oichi is a 'worm' - a servant class in an enormous generation spaceship where the Executive class gets all the privileges, and the servant class are at the whim of anyone more powerful - with a swift journey out of an airlock a common method of execution and murder. Oichi, survivor of a sabotaged sister ship, is set on revenge and revolution.
I had a few complicated reactions to this one. I really liked the Medusas, and think they'd be spectacular to watch. I was constantly jerked out of the worl ...more