Six months after she left Earth, Dee is struggling to manage her rage toward the people who ordered the nuclear strike that destroyed the world. She's trying to find those responsible, an ...more
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I read these books in publishing order and I do recommend that a person new to the series do so as well even ...more
Picking up in the aftermath of the previous Planetfall novels, Atlas Alone was particularly dark and rather depressing. At its core, this was a story of revenge and the subsequent fallout of those actions.
All the books in the Planetfall series are loosely connected to each other and are largely considered to be companion novels, rather than direct sequels. However, this fourth novel was much more dependant on the setup of the previous books. ...more
Atlas Alone is the fourth in Emma Newman’s ‘Planetfall’ series, though (as I can attest) it also works as a standalone novel. There are some callbacks to the earlier works, but while they add additional flavour and context, you can quite happily read this book on its own.
This is a story which examines big ideas in a futuristic setting. And a story about one person, and the choices which they make, and why. And a story about the near future, and what ...more
I am not quite sure what to say about this novel! I have been enthralled by this series since I read the first volume, and the fourth novel continues to complicate the world and the story - one not only of individuals but humanity in this dystopian near future. This story is satisfactory, fascinating and complex. I cannot wait for its next chapter. The themes of freedom and enslavement, capitalism and religious fundamentalis ...more
Emma Newman’s Planetfall series has been a wild ride, but if I’m reading the ending correctly, that ride isn’t over yet. This is the first book in the series that actually feels like a sequel. The events start a few months after the shocking ending of Aft ...more
Atlas Alone is a dark, enthralling addition to the list, a tightly claustrophobic mix of mystery, science fiction and character driven drama, once more beautifully imagined and perfectly executed by Emma Newman whose prose is a sheer delight.
Dee is a complex and engaging character, drawn into a terrifyingly real and emotio ...more
Writing: 3/5 Plot: 3.5/5 Characters: 4/5
Elite gamer Dee Whittaker is 43 years old when she finds herself on a ship headed to the outer galaxies on a 20 year trip. She and the other 10,000 people on board are probably all that's left of humanity as a nuclear war was launched by someone on the shi ...more
Atlas 2 hurtles away from Earth, leaving a broken planet in its rearview mirror. Passenger Dee knows that those responsible for the mass genocide they left behind are on board as well, but who are they and how can she punish them?
Emma Newman’s writing continues to be very smooth and easy to read. She explores Dee’s complex emotional state quite effectively and I was invested in her journey. Her VR-like “mersive” environments were incredibly vivid and fun to read, as well.
The st ...more
I don't understand today's craze of watching other people play video games. What's fun about that?
Well this book i'm reading about Dee playing a video game. Well what's fun about that?
It felt like i was watching a role-playing game (RPG) on Twitch stream.
Earth was destroyed by a thermo nuclear war and a ship carrying 10,000 escaped and is headed for another planet.
It's a 20 year trip so what else is there to do but play games. While immersed in a RPG Dee killed a NPC who ended up d ...more
Read this as an eARC from netgalley
The planetfall series is one of my all time favourite, almost impossible for me to rank Planetfall, After Atlas and Before Mars, but unfortunately Atlas Alone isn't a new favourite.
I liked the premise and loved the ending but as a whole I'm left a bit disappointed (though I really really want a book 5 so I'll buy a copy to complete my collection)
For the representation, the main character doesn't use the word "asexual" but it's made clear in her words th ...more
Thank you to NetGalley and Berkely Publishing Group for an advance reader copy.
Trigger warnings : mention of genocide, murders, death of a parent, re-living childhood trauma, religious cult
I’m a huge fan of Emma Newman and of the Planetfall series especially. After Atlas is probably among my top 5 favorite books of all time and I was expecting Atlas Alone a lot. I’m now super happy because it’s a GREAT addition to the series.
This story is told from the POV of Dee, Carlos’ best friend, from After Atlas. I ...more
This review contains some spoilers for earlier books in Newman's Planetfall sequence. Especially, if you haven't read After Atlas or Before Mars, stop NOW and read those two books next, then come back.
Atlas Alone is the fourth book in Newman's sequence, and the first that is a direct sequel (to After Atlas). The four share a timeline and take place i ...more
What Newman excels at is writing difficult characters who don’t immediately appeal. I am aware that if I encountered Dee in real li ...more
The post-democracy world of the Planetfall series is familiar, and by no means unique to Emma Newman. Annalee Newitz's Autonomous and Adam Rakunas's Windswept books explore similar systems of indentu ...more
These books are really murder mysteries taking place in a future dystopian science fiction world. These books should be read in series order for continuity. Each book focuses on a different main character.
Newman has created a very believable future. It is a joy to experience her worl ...more
'Between Two Thorns', the first book in Emma's Split Worlds urban fantasy series, was shortlisted for the BFS Best Novel and Best Newcomer awards.
Emma's latest book, Planetfall, is a standalone science fiction novel published by Roc.
Emma is a professional audiobook narrator and also co-writes and hosts the Hugo-no ...more