Finders

Finders

Cassilde Sam is a barely solvent salvage operator, hunting for relics in the ruins left by the mysterious Ancestors?particularly the color-coded Elements that power most of humanity?s current technology, including the ability to navigate through hyperspace. Cassilde is also steadily fading under the onslaught of Lightman?s, an incurable, inevitably fatal disease. She needs Cassilde Sam is a barely solvent salvage operator, hunting for relics in the ruins left by the mysterious Ancestors...

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Title:Finders
Author:Melissa Scott
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:1936460882
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:372 pages pages

Finders Reviews

  • Catherine
    Oct 17, 2018

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

  • Jesslyn
    Feb 21, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...

  • Evenstar Deane
    Dec 21, 2018

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...

    I don?t know which I liked the best in this book, the world building or the characters. Melissa Scott has created a fascinating universe where humans are climbing their way out of a second fall of civilization, scavenging remnants from the ancestors without fully understanding if the...

  • Tansy Roberts
    Oct 30, 2018

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

  • Claire
    Apr 04, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

  • Mikael Hultgren
    Feb 03, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...

    I don?t know which I liked the best in this book, the world building or the characters. Melissa Scott has created a fascinating universe where humans are climbing their way out of a second fall of civilization, scavenging remnants from the ancestors without fully understanding if the...

    ...

  • Megan
    Mar 19, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

  • Lanie Tankard
    Feb 12, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

  • Stephanie
    Jan 11, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...

    I don?t know which I liked the best in this book, the world building or the characters. Melissa Scott has created a fascinating universe where humans are climbing their way out of a second fall of civilization, scavenging remnants from the ancestors without fully understanding if the...

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  • Lesley
    Dec 15, 2018

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...

    I don?t know which I liked the best in this book, the world building or the characters. Melissa Scott has created a fascinating universe where humans are climbing their way out of a second fall of civilization, scavenging remnants from the ancestors without fully understanding if the...

    ...

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  • Harald Koch
    Feb 03, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

  • Satis
    Dec 30, 2018

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...

    I don?t know which I liked the best in this book, the world building or the characters. Melissa Scott has created a fascinating universe where humans are climbing their way out of a second fall of civilization, scavenging remnants from the ancestors without fully understanding if the...

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  • Angela
    Mar 18, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

  • Peter Tillman
    Oct 27, 2018

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

  • Doctor Science
    Feb 07, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

  • Maya
    Apr 01, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

  • Jerome’s Cat
    Feb 10, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...

    I don?t know which I liked the best in this book, the world building or the characters. Melissa Scott has created a fascinating universe where humans are climbing their way out of a second fall of civilization, scavenging remnants from the ancestors without fully understanding if the...

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  • K.J. Charles
    Dec 25, 2018

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

  • Rob Bohn
    Mar 03, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...

    I don?t know which I liked the best in this book, the world building or the characters. Melissa Scott has created a fascinating universe where humans are climbing their way out of a second fall of civilization, scavenging remnants from the ancestors without fully understanding if the...

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  • KEITH A SMITH
    Apr 01, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...

    I don?t know which I liked the best in this book, the world building or the characters. Melissa Scott has created a fascinating universe where humans are climbing their way out of a second fall of civilization, scavenging remnants from the ancestors without fully understanding if the...

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  • Kalamah
    Dec 27, 2018

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

  • Jonathan Lovatt
    Jan 05, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...

    I don?t know which I liked the best in this book, the world building or the characters. Melissa Scott has created a fascinating universe where humans are climbing their way out of a second fall of civilization, scavenging remnants from the ancestors without fully understanding if the...

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  • Guy Ivie
    Feb 02, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...

    I don?t know which I liked the best in this book, the world building or the characters. Melissa Scott has created a fascinating universe where humans are climbing their way out of a second fall of civilization, scavenging remnants from the ancestors without fully understanding if the...

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  • Cat M
    Feb 20, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

  • Judith Hickson
    Mar 29, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...

    I don?t know which I liked the best in this book, the world building or the characters. Melissa Scott has created a fascinating universe where humans are climbing their way out of a second fall of civilization, scavenging remnants from the ancestors without fully understanding if the...

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  • Lynn M West
    Jan 17, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...

    I don?t know which I liked the best in this book, the world building or the characters. Melissa Scott has created a fascinating universe where humans are climbing their way out of a second fall of civilization, scavenging remnants from the ancestors without fully understanding if the...

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  • Margaret E.
    Dec 14, 2018

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

  • Justin Robert Chernow
    Jan 12, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

  • Luna Stella
    Jan 12, 2019

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...

    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....

    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...

    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...

    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...

    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...

    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...

    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...

    I don?t know which I liked the best in this book, the world building or the characters. Melissa Scott has created a fascinating universe where humans are climbing their way out of a second fall of civilization, scavenging remnants from the ancestors without fully understanding if the...

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  • K8
    Dec 06, 2018

    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...

    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...

    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...

    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...

    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...

    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...

    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...

    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...