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3.67  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Deborah Teramis Christian is back with a rousing stand-alone sequel to fan favorite Mainline...

One of the many charms of planet Lyndir is the Between-World, home to the licensed entertainers of the Sa'adani empire. The most famous is Kes, a professional dominatrix who has become a celebrity attraction at a palatial dungeon called Tryst.

One of Kes's most devoted clients is
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published December 31st 2019 by Tor Books
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Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Like the best science fiction, Splintegrate is a novel of ideas, one that explores questions of identity on a number of levels. Deborah Teramis Christian delves deep into body modification, cybernetic implants, and cloning, while also taking a hard look at dominant/submissive roles, the question of slavery, and overlapping sexual identities.

Known to her clients as the Winter Goddess, Kes is a fantastic character, a strong woman and a sympathetic heroine. We first see her as a coldly professional
Jessie Sedai of the Black Ajah
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story reads like a twisted episode of Black Mirror - not one that you hurriedly discuss with friends, one that strikes a chord within you that leaves you so rattled you want to forget the experience and simply move on lest it seeps into your psyche and keeps you awake at night. I went into this book expecting a mature sci-fi universe that explores erotic themes without the vapid narrative of superficial smut. And I got that, definitely. It's beautifully written and clever and delves into ...more
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Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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"See, limited nanoneurals map only what we want them to. This is how we splinter a personality - we reproduce just a select part of it. Then we create clones with only the aspects we desire to see."

Splintegrate is one of the most uncomfortable, horrifying things I've ever read. The atmosphere is cloying. The fear is palpable. The story is very, very interesting, but I could only handle it in small doses.
This is set in the same universe as Mainline.
Amazon shows the release date November 19th, 2019
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, edelweiss
It's hard to find the words to review this book because it's amazing.
It handles a lot of serious themes and it makes in a way that is never moralistic or morbid.
The world building is amazing and the cast of characters is well thought and interesting.
I didn't read any other book in this series but I had no issue with the plot or the characters.
I can't wait to read another work by this author.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Will Sanborn
Jan 01, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
The book tries to throw so much at once. When you check the glossary it invites you to type in URLs for more information. This is a poor decision. There’s also random formatting issues. It has random subscript numbering without a proper footnote as well within the context of it appearing or within the glossary. It’s just there for no reason. The scenes also happen too fast. There’s no time to sit with characters. For now this is a DNF.
Jan 13, 2020 marked it as never-finished
having a dominatrix main character does not "kushiel's dart in cyberpunk" make!
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Teramis (accent on first syllable) goes by her middle name. She formerly published as Deborah Christian, but has used all three of her names as byline since 2001.

Teramis is a US Army veteran, a former career systems consulting geek, and a sociologist, among many other things. In the last few years she has rearranged her life to make writing her full-time endeavor. For more biographical info, see
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