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Lindsay Ellis (1) (1984–)

Autor(a) de Axiom's End

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Obras por Lindsay Ellis

Axiom's End (2020) 1,089 exemplares, 37 críticas
Truth of the Divine (2021) 297 exemplares, 9 críticas
Apostles of Mercy (2024) 29 exemplares, 1 crítica

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Awoken (2013) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares, 9 críticas

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4.5. I liked this one even better than Axiom's End, although I really liked Axiom's End. The way our characters deal with mental health and trauma was so intense I had to put it down for a few days near the end, but felt incredibly real and grounded this story of the stars firmly in a very human perspective. I think introducing a second POV character was an excellent decision that fleshed out the story in a new and interesting way also. Can't wait for the third.
 
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Rachaeljg | 8 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2024 |
Apostles of Mercy is the third book in the Noumena series by Lindsay Ellis. When it begins, Cora and Ampersand are in Japan, hosted by a wealthy benefactor who plays no other role in the story. They have decided to leave Earth in the near future as Ampersand has decided Earth cannot be saved from climate chaos and its militaristic nihilism. Cora has been modified with implants that allow her to commute to school in New York City.

Meanwhile, Ampersand’s familial nemesis Nikola is locked up, deemed mentally ill and prevented from committing suicide. His killing of several soldiers at the end of Truth of the Divine is understood as self-defense, but it also instills increased fear of these aliens. Paris, a journalist, made a connection with Nikola and wants to interview him about his relationship with an activist/writer who died in the second book. Their growing understanding of each other is an important development in the series.

Meanwhile, the U.S. President is trying to increase the military budget in order to be able to fight the aliens he suspects are coming, the ones Ampersand and Nikola fled. And of course, it doesn’t help when there are rumors of aliens killing several people in the Philippines. Ampersand and Cora investigate and we learn that alien teenagers are just as troublesome and rebellious as human teens.

I liked Apostles of Mercy, but in some ways, I am more ambivalent about it than the first two books in the series. Personally, I think any science fiction book taking place on Earth is ethically obligated to address climate change and Lindsay Ellis keeps that dystopic future omnipresent in her series. I am glad of that, but hypocritically, I thought the discussion of our climate’s future to be too catastrophist and dogmatic. It took me out of the story.

Apostles of Mercy felt like a transitional book, not like the end of a series. I found myself distracted by the taxonomy of the alien species. There is as a lot more telling than showing and made the story feel less urgent. Even in moments of great peril, it feels a bit alien ex machina.

Nonetheless, I was engrossed in the developing and changing relationships and the puzzle of those rambunctious, impulsive, and typical, despite their extra-terrestrial origins, teenagers.

I received an e-galley of Apostles of Mercy from the publisher through NetGalley

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Tonstant.Weader | Jun 22, 2024 |
Más 3,5 que 3 a secas.

En general me ha gustado, tiene ideas y conceptos muy interesantes que aunque ya vistos en infinidad de contenido de ciencia ficción, consigue dotarlos de un algo diferente. No llega al nivel de sus referentes pero mantiene muy bien el tipo.

Quizá le cuesta un poco arrancar, no tanto por el ritmo sino quizá por el estilo de escritura o por la personalidad de la protagonista. Admito que al principio me costaba acabar de conectar y tenia la sensación de que estaba más “all over the place” que más avanzado el libro. Aún así, pasado el primer tercio, ya es todo disfrute.

Creo que consigue crear algo diferente sin intentar disimular sus referentes y que puede dar mucho juego en futuras entregas, un inicio solido aunque no excelente. Deja con ganas de leer más, y eso es más que suficiente.
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Cabask | 36 outras críticas | Mar 27, 2024 |
I love books that have the linguist/alien contact trope. There's not a bunch, but I snatch up every one I can find. This book is fantastic and fun.
 
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ardaiel | 36 outras críticas | Mar 4, 2024 |

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