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Eal world at exactly the same time A man she discovers was one of those responsible for the death of millions on Earth Disturbed but thinking it must be a coincidence Dee pulls back from gaming and continues the hunt for information But when she finds out the true plans for the future colony she realizes that to save what is left of humanity she may have to do something that risks losing her ow. Oof I have complex feelings about this one So much so that after a 3 year hiatus from reviewing and Goodreads I actually wrote a review I think it might still be in progress I have a lot of roiling thoughts Atlas Alone is the fourth and supposedly final book in the utterly fascinating and absorbing Planetfall series The first in the series is still one of the most powerful books I ve read in recent years Like most great speculative fiction it isn t so much about technical imaginings or creative worldbuilding although both are present but about people and society seen at a remove that allows us to examine our own beliefs and prejudices without falling into familiar partisan stances Planetfall is a glorious painful heartrending personal bewildering examination of brokenness and grief Each subseuent book takes place in the same world and is loosely tied to the others but explores a new facet and centers around a new protagonist each an unreliable narrator who is struggling and wounded in a changing world Unfortunately I personally have found each book progressively weaker and that trend didn t stop with this book Atlas Alone takes place after After Atlas and since the character set is the same it really reuires the former to fully understand events It is narrated from the perspective of Dee who we met in After Atlas as the fierce practical friend and protector of that book s protagonist Carlos In this book we discover just how much of that functional persona is actually a facadeDee is the first of the series protagonist whose fury and despair faces outwards as much as it turns inwards The trauma she has been dragged through is perhaps the most extreme of any character so far and she has survived by detaching from her emotions assuming betrayal from all sides and shaping her anger and pain into something sharp and practical and cold She relaxes by killing everything in sight in hyperrealistic mersive games Dee is without a doubt a frightening force to be reckoned with but I saw her anger and detachment as something born from pain and despair and the desperate need to surviveA major theme that the book plays with is who we might consider a lost cause past saving I found myself in the interesting position of feeling that I think I see hope and complexity and humanity in the characters than the author does and people worth saving One aspect that made me deeply uncomfortable is the way that Dee s sexual identity she clearly sees herself as asexual appears to be tied into her emotional brokenness and trauma She s cold distant violent calculating incapable of allowing herself to feel normal emotion or trust and that s the character who is asexual I m not going to go into this one because coolcurry already discusses it better than I ever could and there are just so many things to unpack Unlike previous books that used shadowy gov corp cabals new institutions and created structures as the enemy in this book Newman decided to make her baddies something far too easily recognizable American evangelical Christians Full disclosure not only do I identify as ace but I also grew up in semi evangelical Christianity before eventually losing my faith for agnosticism so this book was a double whammy of dehumanization For an author who seems to pride herself on exploring flaws I suspect it s not a coincidence that Newman has never fleshed out any religious character past a two dimensional stereotype Newman s scorn and disgust comes through in other books but in this one multiple critical characters are evangelical Christians who in Newman s future have taken over the government to create a theocracy As I said I grew up in the church I remember the books and movies portraying a feared future of religious repression and the anger and polarization that was stoked by a future that did not happen but that we saw as realistic and imminent To my eyes Newman is playing exactly the same trickOne thing I struggle with and worry about is seeing our polarized society willing to throw out and give up on entire groups of people To my eyes so much of the fracturing right now is because we are each operating from totally different sets of facts Propaganda and belief and the desire to improve the world at any cost can lead to terrible things but there are flawed and broken humans at the bottom not unrecognizable monstersBut it s still Newman and even though I m disappointed in the simplicitybanalityfrom my perspective prejudice and unrealism of the solution to the mystery that propelled the last few books it was still worth the read Just please understand that it s blindly perpetuating a set of stereotypes that I think the author should have examined closely I think Newman tends to explore issues she herself is familiar with eg OCD post natal depression etc I suspect her unfamiliarity is why she seems to approach asexuality as a symptom of disorder rather than an intrinsic aspect of a person that is neither good nor bad just there In a time where we are polarized into dehumanization of the Other I d love to see some attempt to explore and humanize

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Hip is keeping everyone divided into small groups but she’s not getting very far alone A dedicated gamer she throws herself into mersives to escape and is approached by a designer who asks her to play test his new game It isn’t like any game she’s played before Then a character she kills in the climax of the game turns out to bear a striking resemblance to a man who dies suddenly in the r. WHAT THE BRILLIANT FThis was a sledge hammer ending if I ever read one Can I please give a sixth star for the last chapterI cannot say much because nearly everything would either spoil this novel or the immediate preuel After Atlas This was intense thrilling aching haunting deep soul searching prepare for a punch in the gut or make that several punchesEmma Newman is the real deal I don t want to leave her universe I read her last three Planetfall novels within the last five days and I have the nagging feeling that I won t find something this good any time soon again

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Hugo Award winner Emma Newman returns to the captivating Planetfall universe with a novel about vengeance and a woman deciding if she can become a murderer to save the future of humanitySix months after she left Earth Dee is struggling to manage her rage toward the people who ordered the nuclear strike that destroyed the world She’s trying to find those responsible and to understand why the s. I read this as part of the OWLs readathon for the Divination prompt This book was one of my most anticipated as Emma Newman is one of my all time favourite people and authors She always delivers something I haven t seen before and it s always fresh vibrant challenging and fun all rolled together This latest instalment for the Planetfall series is no exceptionThis story can be read as a standalone but I would highly recommend that you read the previous three before this as I do think that although you will no doubt understand this one it makes sense and gives context if you have the understanding of the previous books to draw upon In this story we re even following some of the characters we met previously and some pretty major events have happened to humanityDee is our main character She is fairly isolated and she has suffered through some traumas as a child when her father died She knows that there is refuge in gaming and so she freuently slips off into VR and games her nights away She even has a friend Carl who she occasionally does this with Dee is not a thoroughly likable character at first and she does some pretty bad things later in the book but her mental health mindset and isolation are all well covered by Newman over the course of the story and I felt like I had a strong understanding of Dee and her motivations throughout Really she just wants to get to the bottom of the mystery of what is left on Earth and also what they are doing on Atlas II the spaceship they are all on travelling away from Earth to a new planet and who is in control There are a lot of secrets still to be uncovered and when a mysterious gamer turns up and shows her the ways of leet gaming elite and super realistic she delves deeper Eventually the games and reality seem to merge and she has to figure out what is real how these things are happening and who really is the good guy hereis she even goodThe setting of this world is cool there are mersives and AI and all sorts of awesome gadgets I wish were real Emma continues to intrigue and excite and this is a future which somehow seems both far fetched and also tantalisingly realistic I definitely rate the world and the discussions of this world highly on reasons why I love this so much Overall superb once again and the audio which is done by Emma is highly recommended too 4s again and thoroughly recommended


10 thoughts on “Atlas Alone

  1. says:

    Over and over I'm confronted with the fact that I'm in love with Emma Newman's writing She keeps changing tracks with every novel giving us completely different KINDS of novels while still intersecting them all in not very strange but emotionally impactful waysI mean JEEZE I could just mention what big thing happens in the other books and let all my gushy bits come out but that's spoiler territory What I will mention is my tota

  2. says:

    Tense and tightly plotted this fourth book in the Planetfall series is unputdownable Taking place six months after the events of the chronologically concurrent books After Atlas and Before Mars Atlas Alone is set on the ship heading for the Pathfinder's world Deanna who we first encountered in After Atlas is the POV character this time aroun

  3. says:

    I read this as part of the OWLs readathon for the Divination prompt This book was one of my most anticipated as Emma Newman is one of my all time favourite people and authors She always delivers something I haven't seen before and it's always fresh vibrant challenging and fun all rolled together This latest instalment for the Planetfall series is no exceptionThis story can be read as a standalone but I would highly recommend th

  4. says:

    45It was with trepidation that I started this new novel from Newman expecting the usual focus on a mental illness combined with a thriller story The author didn’t disappoint O Atlas Alone is the fourth novel in this universe but the first tha

  5. says:

    I ultimately found Atlas Alone to be disappointing Part of this is that the previous three books have set a high bar the other part is that I wasn’t happy with the novel’s asexual representation The majority of this review is devoted to Atlas Alone‘s depiction of asexualityAtlas Alone is the fourth novel in Emma Newman’s Planetfall series Unlike the others it isn’t really a stand alone — I highly

  6. says:

    WHAT THE BRILLIANT F?This was a sledge hammer ending if I ever read one Can I please give a sixth star for the last chapter?I cannot say much because nearly everything would either spoil this novel or the immediate preuel After Atlas This was intense thrilling aching haunting deep soul searching prepare for a punch in the gut or make that several punchesEmma Newman is the real deal I don't want to leave her un

  7. says:

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum far I’ve been really enjoying Emma Newman’s Planetfall series but I have to say this latest one was a bit of a miss for me At least compared to the last two books the premise and story of Atlas Alone did not feel uite as captivating to my imagination which is a shame After

  8. says:

    Oof I have complex feelings about this one So much so that after a 3 year hiatus from reviewing and Goodreads I actually wro

  9. says:

    How good is Emma Newman’s Planetfall series? I read them all four back to back over a few weeks Could not put them down unless it was to pick up the next in the series Now that I have read the latest I guess I’ll need to get in line to wait for the fifthAtlas Alone takes up where Before Mars left off but is really of a direct seuel to

  10. says:

    Ahoy there mateys  I received this sci fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review  So here be me honest musings  While the other three books in the series can be read in any order this book follows events in after atlas  While I try to post no spoilers if ye haven't read that one and keep reading this log then ye have been f

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