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Super-Earth Mother

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Excellent! 💯
It's been a long while since I've read a good science fiction adventure and this one was just what I needed! So freakin' good.
The writing was amazing. The world building: top notch! Valencia seems so real!!
F them wind hoppers, man! The swirly buggers made me cry.
I loved the different generations and their personalities and growth.
I just truly loved this book. It gave me Battlefield Earth vibes with an epic adventure

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Really, really interesting book! It really made you think and kept me engrossed from beginning to end.

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Do avoid reading the full blurb which gives away far too many major plotlines. Fortunately, I tend to avoid them these days so didn’t find the first half of the book compromised.

This is definitely on the harder end of science fiction, so the writing involves a fair amount of technical details slightly at the expense of the characterisation, which tends to be a tad two-dimensional. That said, I was happy to go with the flow. The technical stuff is interesting and well written, so isn’t difficult to understand and as the main narrator is an AI anyway, who is overseeing a major project – the lack of complexity in the characterisation doesn’t pose a major problem.

The real strength of this story is the plot. Which was why I was quite cross when I realised how blabby the blurb is. Because I was busy thinking the story was going in one direction – only to discover it ended up in quite a different place. The one conclusion I came to is that I’m very relieved not to find myself as a new coloniser on an alien planet. Life is a constant grind for survival. I was completely caught up in the struggle of this far-flung outpost and also found the AI’s constant efforts to try and provide a foothold for her children both poignant and riveting.

All in all, this is a thoroughly gripping read that will stay with me for a long time. And if you’re looking for an adventure featuring a human colony – give this one a go. It’s worth reading. While I obtained an arc of Super-Earth Mother from the publisher via Netgalley, the opinions I have expressed are unbiased and my own.

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This was a really well done scifi novel, it had everything that I was looking for from what I was hoping for in the description. I enjoyed how ruthless Mother-9 was and how it worked with the other scifi elements. The rest of the characters worked in the story and I enjoyed how good everything flowed together.

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Thank you to NetGalley and EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing for this novel's ARC.

Five Stars and I don't give that score lightly.

Super-Earth Mother: The AI that Engineered a Brave New World is a science fiction novel with a difference. An A.I. controlled spaceship is created on the moon and travels the cold, lonely expanse of space, searching for an Earth-like planet to re-create humanity.

The A.I. isn't really the main character, it's more like the first narrator: God-like and watching.

I really enjoyed reading this novel. The subject was something that I was super interested in and the writing was well enough done that it was easy to read and read rather fast.

There is one triggering feature and that is the cannibalism. I had no problem with it, but others might.

I don't think there's room enough for a second book in a series, but I would read another book by this author.

I would recommend this to family and friends, and would also recommend to my readers.

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Ebook received for free through NetGalley

I absolutely adored this book. The premise, characters, and everything! It hooked me quickly, made me happy and sad, and was tough to put down. So glad I came across it.

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2 stars, Patricide Cannibalism Yuck

by Guy Immega

Super-Earth Mother is a journey into the heart of humanity, artificial intelligence, and the uncharted realms of life beyond our home planet. It shows how humans could colonize the 40 billion habitable planets in the Milky Way.

It was a computer's journey, to try to save humanity. But, it's not really humanity, no one is in cryonic sleep, and there are no actual humans on board the ship traveling on a 20,000-year interstellar journey from the ruined Earth.

Mother-9 is the supercomputer in charge of the expedition, but she is unable to leave the spaceship. She successfully launches 2 life pods onto an alien planet, the life pods have artificial wombs and nanny bots who "hatch" out the human babies. Mother-9 has a hard time finding the right "formula" for humans that will survive on the harsh planet. She gives them silly names, but at least they are pronounceable. I quickly lost interest in the part about patricide cannibalism.

I enjoy the science fiction fantasy genre, but I can't recommend this one.

I received a complimentary copy of #SuperEarthMother from #NetGalley #IBPA #EdgeSFFPublishing I was under no obligation to post a review.

#ScienceFiction #Fantasy #triggerwarnings #Robots

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The earth is dying. A ship sets out for a 20,000+ mile journey to the stars with an AI and pods that each contain a nannybot, artificial wombs, genetic material to restart humanity, and a repository of human knowledge. Only a couple pods successfully land and start populating the planet, but the going is rough. Harsh conditions, unknown species, and interpersonal conflict. The population grows slowly, and the novel follows their conflicts and their interactions with new, often deadly, species. The books is primarily world building with an exploration into small community dynamics and first contact with new species. The human relationships include bullying, abuse, murder, and cannibalism, among other cruel behaviors.

Despite the title and cover (which I strongly dislike), the book's world building and premise were interesting. I found the naming of the characters to be too cutsie (Jak and Jilzy) for my taste. Overall not a very exciting book, but an interesting premise that I enjoyed.

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