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by Chris Moriarty


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This is the third book of Moriarty's "Spin" series, and it was excellent

Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). This is the third book of Moriarty's "Spin" series, and it was excellent. If you have not read any of them, the first is called "Spin State" Moriarty has the wonderful ability to write so-called "hard" science fiction, while still creating highly entertaining plots and interesting characters. So many other science fiction authors focus too much on one area, leaving their books feeling somewhat flat.

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Chris Moriarty (born 1968) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. She has lived in the . Europe, Mexico and Southeast Asia. Before becoming a science fiction writer, she worked as a horse trainer, ranch hand, tourism industry employee, guide and environmental lawyer. She lives in Ithaca, New York. Moriarty is the author of a trilogy of hard science fiction novels set in a distant future where Earth has undergone ecological collapse

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Sometimes a ghost of a chance is all you get.Award-winning author Chris Moriarty returns to a dazzling cyber-noir far future in this gritty, high-stakes thriller where the only rule is “Evolve . . . or die.” The Age of Man is ending. The UN’s sprawling interstellar empire is failing as its quantum teleportation network collapses, turning once-viable colonies into doomed island outposts. Humanity’s only hope of survival is the Drift: a mysterious region of space where faster-than-light travel—or something far stranger—seems possible. As mercenaries and pirates flock to the Drift, the cold war between the human-led UN and the clone-dominated Syndicates heats up. Whoever controls the Drift will chart the future course of human evolution—and no one wants to be left behind in a universe where the price of failure is extinction.When the AI called Cohen ventures into the Drift, he dies—allegedly by his own hand—and his consciousness is scattered across the cosmos. Some of his ghosts are still self-aware. Some are insane. And one of them hides a secret worth killing for. Enter Major Catherine Li, Cohen’s human (well, partly human) lover, who embarks on a desperate search to solve the mystery of Cohen’s death—and put him back together. But Li isn’t the only one interested in Cohen’s ghosts. Astrid Avery, a by-the-book UN navy captain, is on the hunt. So is William Llewellyn, a pirate who has one of the ghosts in his head, which is slowly eating him alive. Even the ghosts have their own agendas. And lurking behind them all is a pitiless enemy who will stop at nothing to make sure the dead don’t walk again.Praise for Ghost Spin   “Complexity is the watchword here, of thought, idea, narrative, character and plot. . . . Highly rewarding.”Kirkus Reviews   “Rewarding . . . The adaptations humans make to survive in the hostile environments of other worlds, a galaxy teetering on the edge of singularity . . . are genuinely visionary.”Publishers Weekly   “This stand-along ‘spin-off’ offers a compelling tale of adventure/suspense blended with cybernoir and high-tech sf.”Library Journal   “An excellent read: gripping, fast-paced, provocative and handsome.”Tordotcom   “A brilliant mix of space opera, cyberpunk, and just plain great writing, Moriarty’s work is some of the most impressive in science fiction today.”—SFRevu

Comments: (7)

Ka
After reading and enjoying the first two books in this trilogy, I was really looking forward to Ghost Spin and bought it on the day it was released. I just finished reading it this morning and feel rather disappointed by this conclusion to the trilogy. Ghost Spin continues the story of Catherine Li, following her on a quest to understand why her AI husband, Cohen, killed himself and to avenge his death. The story is incredibly dense with a great barrage of speculative science ideas hurled at the reader. A number of the characters and quite a bit of the motivation for their actions have their roots in the previous novels, and I can only imagine that readers who have not read the first two books will be quite lost.

I think my disappointment with this book comes from two directions. First, there is just a tremendous amount going on in the book but very little of it is really followed through in a logical and satisfying manner. Chris Moriarty has definitely done her homework in terms of turning up all sorts of interesting scientific concepts to pepper the book with. But in a lot of cases this just means incorporating real scientific terms in a sort of technobabble that sounds flashy and scientific but bears no connection to the real meaning of that science and is not explored in sufficient depth for the reader to really connect to the implications of what this sort of science would be. My second quibble with the book is that I think it was in need of some better editing. There are a few places where a character is called by the wrong name. I don't want to give anything away, but there are many characters in the book who appear in multiple versions or copies. This is confusing enough, as is, but when one of the copies is accidentally called by the wrong name it can become really bewildering. There are also a number of places where the action leads up to a major revelation only for the reader to find that the big reveal was actually previously stated as a casual fact 20 or 30 pages earlier. As a reader this feels like a major let down, and it happens at least 3 or 4 times.

There are some highlights to Ghost Spin including a few interesting characters, particularly Dolniak and LLewellyn. If you are familiar with the city of Pittsburgh you may also enjoy, as I did, reading about New Allegheny where the streets and neighborhoods are transfigurations of Pittsburgh, resurrected on a terraformed world. Overall, however, my feeling is that there is just so very much going on in this book but that very little of it connects to anything meaningful either in terms of the characters or the science. To me Ghost Spin felt like a lot of sound and fury with no emotional substance.
Modar
This is the third in a series and perhaps the most difficult for me to appreciate. This is not a quick read for the subway because the plot is too complex to follow without concentrating over much of the book.

But that also is why it was so rewarding. The concepts, relationships, personalities (human and machine) are very well developed and the details are carefully drawn to preserve that important "suspension of disbelief" element necessary for my enjoyment of any fantasy and science fiction novel.

I recommend reading the first two books (Spin State and Spin Control) before trying this one. The first is particularly rewarding.
greatest
This is the third book of Moriarty's "Spin" series, and it was excellent. If you have not read any of them, the first is called "Spin State" Moriarty has the wonderful ability to write so-called "hard" science fiction, while still creating highly entertaining plots and interesting characters. So many other science fiction authors focus too much on one area, leaving their books feeling somewhat flat.
Moriarty is manages to be both incredibly imaginative, and grounded in real cutting-edge science, another rarity in the genre. If you love to get caught up in great stories about the possible futures of humanity, this series of books is for you!
Gathris
I read the first two of this series a few years ago and I loved them then. Once I started reading this one, I found that it was as if I had just finished reading them. I was again caught up in the characters that I had gotten to know and found enjoyable to see how their lives progressed. The concepts still caused my mind to twitch in a few spots. I just found that the plot flowed just as well as the previous books and the end result was satisfying in my opinion.
Fonceiah
After enjoying the first book in this trilogy, I found the second novel more fascinating and intriguing. I've waited for six years to see what would happen next - and I have to say I am just a little disappointed. The heady concepts are still there, but I found the general plot too predictable with no real surprises. I thought the action sequences a bit too quickly glossed over, and much of the novel consists of AIs and others standing around, just whining at each other.

Third time's the charm? Not in this instance.
Acebiolane
This was an elegant, lyrical conclusion to the Spin Trilogy. It has a lot of sorrow in it, and the philosophical delvings are complex, but they are timely and thought provoking. In the end, the sorrow is redeemed, and there's....well, I won't spoil it, but the end is well-worth the journey.

Moriarty is a genius at blending real flesh and blood people with the posthuman AIs. Both "sides" are totally real, totally dynamic.

Great.
Fenritaur
This is a dense and demanding book, but it provides rewards for your effort. Almost every page, sometimes multiple times on a page has a moment when you have to lean back and think about the ideas or implications it expresses. I appreciate a book that does this, where you want to stop every so often and think about it, linger over it. I still admire her first book, Spin State, for the bibliography for further reading.
I did buy and read the whole series. Good SF, hi-tech, a little fantasy oriented, but with enough space opera to satisfy me... :)
Ghost Spin (The Spin Trilogy) download epub
Action & Adventure
Author: Chris Moriarty
ISBN: 0553384945
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Action & Adventure
Language: English
Publisher: Spectra (May 28, 2013)
Pages: 576 pages