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The Last Human

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  12 reviews
The last human in the universe is on the run from a godlike intelligence in this rip-roaring debut space opera.

Sarya is the civilized galaxy's worst nightmare: a Human.

Most days, Sarya doesn't feel like the most terrifying creature in the galaxy.

Most days, she's got other things on her mind. Like hiding her identity among the hundreds of alien species roaming the
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Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: March 24th 2020 by Del Rey Books (first published March 22nd 2020)
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Zoe  Ysabella
Nov 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book follows Sarya, the last human, as she learns that perhaps she is not the last human, and goes on a whirlwind adventure to find the rest of her species. She lives in The Network which connects billions of species together across space, and throughout the book wrestles with the idea of order and chaos in the universe, and if The Network itself is good.

I liked maybe the first half. I thought the idea was really interesting, and Sarya's relationship to her adopted mother, was sweet and
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Beth
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, sci-fi
One of the most fun writing prompts I've seen online is that "Humans are the most feared species in the galaxy due to our particular weirdness," and you can find a ton of hilarious snippets that run with it. Zack Jordan takes this thought in a more serious direction, imagining a galaxy where humans are deemed so dangerous that they have been completely wiped out (except for our plucky hero). We're not privy at first to how Sarya came to be the Last Human, adopted by a Widow, or what it was about ...more
Jen
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: march-2020
Perfect for fans of dr who or hitchhikers guide.
Cynthia Corral
Dec 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Three stars because I think for some people this will be a very good book, but it wasn't for me and I'm glad it's finally over.

First, it's a sci fi book, which only occasionally appeal to me, so take that for what it is. It involves a world, or worlds, that are beyond my imagination and/or comprehension. The worlds involve species of various intelligence "tiers", my own which must be very low as again, I couldn't understand most of these worlds or imagine the creatures. Even in the book humans
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Rusty
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an eARC of this in exchange for an unbiased review.
Sarya the Daughter is the only Human in the galaxy. Humans have been wiped out and are classified as dangerous, and if anyone knew what she really was they would kill her. She has been raised by her Widow (an alien species that seems like a cross between the Alien from Aliens and the Broodmother from Starcraft) mother in a space station with a false registration that claims she is a low intelligence species. Then things get weird.
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Margaret Schoen
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a review of an ARC from NetGalley.

Sarya the Daughter is a human. Maybe the last one. But she can't tell anyone, because her species has been hunted down by every other sentient being in the galaxy, too dangerous to exist. They're certainly unworthy of being citizens in the Network - the technology that connects every sentient being and machine, every piece of technology, every space station, ship, food generator or shipping cart - into one glorious whole that spreads throughout the
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Cullen
Nov 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
3.5 stars, thanks to NetGalley for the ARC.

I really enjoyed the premise and the first half, but once it started getting into the territory of Sarya interacting with and being manipulated by the Network it became somehow less interesting to me. Almost DNFed around the 60% mark but decided to keep pushing through although that meant more skimming. I enjoyed the final 15%, except the very end where I had trouble following... probably due to my not reading carefully enough.
Cressa
Nov 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
The premise of this book was very interesting. I enjoyed it until we hit the 3/4 mark. Then it because more philosophical and it lost me.


I received and ARC from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
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This book had too much going on. I wished for this book from netgalley. I was horrified by the Mothers actions in the past. Considering how loving and protective she was in the present time. I tried to stick with it but it was just not for me I DNFd at 64%. Trigger warnings should be placed in the description. ...more
Alysa H.
Nov 26, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
** I received a Review Copy of this book via NetGalley **
Michelle
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Super interesting premise. Very well written and fully flushed out characters. Great book.

Thanks NetGalley for the ARC.
Sarah
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved parts of this so much! Sarya and Shenya were brilliantly done, and the idea is great. This is a future where all living beings are on the Network, like the internet on Steroids. Humans have largely been obliterated, and yet Sarya, a human child, was raised by Shenya, a Widow, and a rather terrifying alien species. Sarya does not know she is human, having her papers fudged, she has believed herself to be other than human all her life.

So many opportunities, with a plot like this. But it
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