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Alone on the Edge

(The Chronicles of Anna Foster #1)

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After accepting a job as a robotic engineer that sends her to a mining station at the edge of explored space, Anna Foster finds that her position is not what she expects and must adjust to life as the only living being aboard, struggling to keep her freedom and her sanity while a relentless computer lords over her existence.
Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Published February 9th 2012 by Kindle Direct Publishing
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Kevin Breaux
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good start for this new author. His pacing shows a dedication to learning his craft. Having befriended Patrick on social media platforms a year ago, I have followed his journey and I am proud of his accomplishment here.
Mae Jones
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
*No spoilers* Alone on the Edge is about Anna, embarking on a new job aboard a mining rig at the edge of the galaxy. The only problem? She was never told she would be the only human on board. 6 years later finds her coping with lonliness and clutching onto her sanity. Her only company is the computer, who ofter nags her into waking up and doing her duties aboard the vessel. As a first time novelist, Stutzman really makes this ordeal believable. The dialogue between woman and machine is fun and m ...more
Cassandra Davis
Mar 21, 2012 rated it liked it
I loved the premise of this book. Mr. Stutzman does a good job of making you feel exactly how alone the heroine really feels. If you like your sci-fi on the gritty side, with a dash of smut and a storyline that hasn't been done-to-death, this is the book for you.

Format: 5 Stars
I read the Kindle version of this book. The book was well formatted with no typos (that I noticed).

Premise: 5 stars There are hundreds of thousands of sci-fi books on the market. Most of those have a futuristic space sett
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J.C. Cassels
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Once I started reading ALONE ON THE EDGE I couldn't stop. I had to know what happened to Anna and the computer.

The author spun a fascinating tale of a young woman as the sole crew member of a deep space mining outpost for six long years, with only the central computer for company. Unlike some depictions of young women written from a male perspective, I found Mr. Stutzman's presentation of Anna to be spot on in most respects.

The author deftly delivered a compelling story, rounding out the chara
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T.K. Toppin
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
At first, I wondered just what Patrick Stutzman would write about, to fill up an entire book, telling the tale of a lone woman with nothing but a computer to talk to and keep her company for the last six years. Sounds pretty dull, right? Not in the case of Alone On The Edge. Mr. Stutzman manages to get into the mind of a young woman who has grown from a fresh, ambitious, and eager college graduate to a strong, independent and very resilient woman. Even the computer that she interacts with daily ...more
Tanabrus
Avevo preso questo libro attratto dalla trama: una donna che lavora da sola all’estremità dell’universo, con la sola compagnia di un’intelligenza artificiale che spadroneggia sulla sua vita.
Avevo immagini claustrofobiche di una guerra tra il computer impazzito e deciso a sterminare l’umana e la giovane donna disposta a tutto per sopravvivere e tornare sulla Terra.
Avevo negli occhi anche Moon di Duncan Jones, con il computer in questo caso amico del supervisore della stazione… un supervisore a te
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Laurel
Mar 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Hired by a company to maintain robots on a mining station, Anna is sent to the edge of the travelled galaxy. It's only when she gets there that she discovers that she is the only human on the station, and her only company is the station's computer.

This is a great story of the relationship between Anna and the station computer. Patrick captures just how frustrating it can be when humans and computers collide and how, ultimately, the two can work together to achieve a common goal. The shocking eve
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Wayne Basta
Feb 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Alone on the Edge was an enjoyable read. The premise of a woman alone on a space station with just a computer for company is well done. The character of Anna is one you can feel and root for. Even the computer, who is a stickler for pointless company policies, even though Anna is alone, grows on you as the book evolves.

The ending, while exciting and well paced, does require a bit of suspension of disbelief. The logic behind why the events occur are kind of weak and hard to believe.

A note to so
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Tony Hisgett
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
The book started well but what followed was a series of tedious conversations with a moronic computer, for half the book.
Eventually a visitor arrives, but apart from a few sexual encounters this didn’t do much to relieve the tedium.
Finally with the last 10% of the book something happens that made the book worth reading. Unfortunately the book then ends without any real conclusion to the story.
Nate
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
The execution is off. Sorry.
Angelia Almos
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. My favorite part is the dynamic between Anna and the computer.
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"I liked science fiction before it was cool."

The above statement is true with Patrick. He has always loved science fiction, being heavily influenced by Star Trek and Star Wars as a child. He read classic science fiction by authors such as Douglas Adams and Frank Herbert while in high school.

His career as a writer truly began when he became involved in roleplaying games while in college, where he c
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