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The Stark Divide by J. Scott Coatsworth
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it was amazing

The Stark Divide is a space opera on the level of David Brin's Heart of the Comet.

Coatsworth has assembled a cast of characters- human and AI- who leap from the page and make you care for them.

The world building is phenomenal. Living ships created to travel the stars with sustainable resources are the center of the story. Colin McAvery is the common thread throughout this book, and he is a compelling character who propels many of the events.

The story is told in a series of vignettes with significant time passage in between each section. We meet McAvery first as the captain of the ship towing the "seed" of the ship which, once planted on an asteroid, will grow and become a self-sustaining, life supporting entity, like an artificial planetoid. But the artificial intelligence destined for this seed grows beyond anything dreamed of by its creators.

This living ship and others like it will become the last hope of the survivors of a war-torn planet Earth. I can't wait to see what else is in store in this epic space adventure. It has the feel of the most recent Battlestar Galactica and it's sweep of amazing characters.

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Reading Progress

October 25, 2017 – Started Reading
October 25, 2017 – Shelved
October 27, 2017 –
36.0% "This book is so freaking AWESOME thus far. Reminds me if Heart of The Comet by David Brin."
October 30, 2017 –
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November 7, 2017 – Finished Reading

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