Thursday, January 11, 2018

Neogenesis (Liaden #21), by Sharon Lee (author), Steve Miller (author), Eileen Stevens (narrator)

Audible Studios, January 2018

A number of larger plot arcs come together in Neogenesis.

Theo Waitley and her ship Bechimo are about to come head to head with the people who want Bechimo, as an independent complex logic, destroyed. Val Con and Miri finally have a survey team from the trade authority coming to evaluate Surebleak port for an upgrade to recognition as a reliable regional port.

Daav and Aelliana are progressing through their rehabilitation in their new bodies, just as Uncle receives very disturbing news about his sister.

Jeeves' daughter, Tocohl Lorlin, is traveling with Lyre Institute mentor Inki, who is under a compulsion to bring Tochohl to them if she can, but that's secondary to another target, not just an independent complex logic, but an old tech complex logic, from the old universe.

These are fun, fascinating characters, most of whom regular Liaden readers have had plenty of time to become very fond of. They're also having adventures that we can really care about, with the stakes being everything from peace in a family to the survival of the current universe. Plotlines are resolved, new plotlines appear.

Clan Korval's situation continues to get stranger and more complicated.

It's complicated, entertaining, and completely absorbing.

Recommended.

I bought this audiobook.