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He wanted to live forever. He’s going to learn that immortality might be worse than death.

One day in Pittsburgh, Paddy Riordan died…his body did, anyway. His digitalized mind wakes up in a world where nothing is what it seems, his memory fragmented. When a stranger calling himself the Varyag appears with a dire warning, Paddy must piece together his broken past, all while
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Paperback, 248 pages
Published January 30th 2020 (first published December 26th 2019)
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Farah
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“All this time, we’ve had it drilled into our heads that we have to live in harmony with nature. But nature is brutality. Nature is nihility. Nature is a killing field where often one life is sustained only by another’s demise. How can you exist harmoniously with that which is intrinsically chaotic? Furthermore, how do we rectify an ethos in which all life has value with a natural order that necessitates suffering and death, that treats life as a mere commodity? If you ask me, Mother Nature need ...more
Sara Gallien
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it
"Is reality not merely a factor of perception? Or, perhaps the question should be: what is reality to one who cannot perceive the world construed by the rest to be 'real'?"

Kelly takes on this pretty massive question in Aethyr, a story about a man whose brain/personality/thoughts have been uploaded into a network upon his death. This work is very much an investigation on what it means to be real, to be human, and to be whole.

Kelly's writing is good and reads smoothly, but I had to stop at least
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Miranda
Apr 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
I had big hopes for this but it ended up being quite disappointed. I felt like I was reading a novel by a high school boy who was trying to impress people by using way too much elevated vocabulary. There were also some social nuances that didn't quite line up. For instance the narrator used the term "Uncle Sam" while talking about British government. ...more
BooksCoffee
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fans of hard-core science fiction who like their books with a hefty dose of life philosophy will feel right at home in Kelly’s debut, which details the journey of a man who struggles to revive his lost memories after his death.

With his body dead and his mind uploaded to a virtual world, it has been three years since Paddy Riordan is stuck in limbo, trying desperately to recuperate his lost memories of the past year. When a mysterious warrior appears with a dire warning, Paddy must sift through
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KarynH
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Aethyr
Another kind of Sci-Fi


We all want a more advanced future with unlimited capabilities. However, these books warn us to be cautious in the way we go about the future. Aethyr tells an interesting story of the first real fusion of a real human mind and a VR. After some time, the mind regains consciousness but all was not right. He was missing some useful memories that formed a large part of his human experience.
This book is very well-paced with a lot of interesting characters to look out for.
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Guy Wheatley
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Overall a good book, if a bit sesquipedalian. That is my only complaint, though it’s enough to knock off a star. I got tired of running to my browser to look up a word and simply started accepting the definition in context. I’m decently literate, and I had trouble with the hundred-dollar words.
Enough of the bad, now for the good. I first thought it was just another VR tale, but this is an original concept. And despite the block long esoteric words, the author manages to paint a colorful and inve
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Helena#bookdreamer
Thank you netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Very uniquely written. We first encounter our protagonists through the lense of a virtual conscience. We know that this conscienceness wants to come into being but is stuck without a body and then miraculously it becomes aware of life beyond the dark void . Other characters are introduced and there begins a virtual adventure that at times was hard to follow but entertaining nonetheless.
Paul
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is from a first time author and that shows a little, since this doesn't have the polish of experience. It's an interesting concept, and pretty well executed. It's little uneven at times, and potentially difficult to pull off. The author shows promise, and I hope he writes more. An above average story.

Thanks very much for the review copy!!
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Nicole Bannister
Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I Enjoyed everything about this book there was nothing I didn't like about the book. I Like the setting,the writing style,the plot,the plot twists and the characters in the book were amazing.I would gladly reread it again. ...more
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