The Executives control Oichis senses, her voice, her life. Until the day they kill her.An executive clan gives the order to shoot Oichi out of an airlock on suspicion of being an insurgent. A sentient AI, a Medusa unit, rescues Oichi and begins to teach her the truththe Executives are not who they think they are. Oichi, officially dead and now bonded to the Medusa unit, sees a chance to make a better life for everyone on board.As she sets things right one assassination at a time, Oichi becomes the very insurgent the Executives feared, and in the process uncovers the shocking truth behind the generation starship that is their home....
|Title||:||Medusa Uploaded (The Medusa Cycle #1)|
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Medusa Uploaded (The Medusa Cycle #1) Reviews
Oichi Angelis is a Worm. A serial killer. Subversive. Smart.
I read Emily Devenport's The Servant in Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 107, before reading this, and I was a little surprised by how much of the short story is in this novel. "Medusa Uploaded" has so much more on the ship's culture of Executives and Servants, and the politicking amongst the Executive families and how they resolve some of their differences. There is a high body count in this book, thanks to both the Executive fam ...more
Truly imaginative and enthralling story
I don’t know if the author has or is writing something else but I hope so because this was wonderful. What an imagination and what a voice, enthralling story telling.
I really wish I had enjoyed this more, but I had too many issues with it. For starters, the time-jumps were terribly confusing, and maybe it’s a personal thing, but I disliked all the foreshadowing in this and the way Oichi (the main character) would address the reader directly and say something like,
“Don’t ya love it? Happy ending. We beat the bad guys. Okay, they blew themselves up, but still. We can’t be blamed for thinking we had won a victory.
But we should have known it wasn’t going to be t ...more
4.5 stars! This was a great surprise. There are flaws but nothing that takes away from the unpeeling of layers and twists. The main character wasn’t unreliable but we see the generation ship through her eyes and, like in real life, when new information is revealed perspective shifts.
I read this over several weeks. It’s not that long and I wanted to just sit and read but life didn’t allow that free time. I think it would be a good reread one day.
I think I'm being nice with the 3 🌟. Medusa Uploaded was easy to read but hard to picture from my opinion. The science fiction part was explained enough. There was a bit mystery, suspense on when will someone die next or be tossed out the lock. Lots of tossing enemies out the lock. Smdh.
Too much telling not enough during. It got to the point Oichi can be talking to her victim then next thing you know she'll say, "and I killed him" I was like what? No explaining how? Yeah that's how it became.
I think the Generation Ship fad may have peaked last year. Sage Walker’s The Man in the Tree, Marina J. Lostetter’s Noumenon, and Rivers Solomon’s An Unkindness of Ghosts all offered exceptional and engaging riffs on the age-old SF trope, leaving Emily Devenport’s new novel Medusa Uploaded with a lot to live up to. The twist in Devenport’s take comes in hardware form – the novel’s hero, Oichi, has the help of an artificially intelligent armor-suit called Medusa to aid in her mutiny against the E ...more
I'm not well-read in generation ship sf, so perhaps that's why this struck me as unique and fresh. I certainly was engaged by the morally complex cast. But ultimately, this was a slight letdown. I felt like the author was juggling too many balls. The plot was confusing at some points. Big reveals were not set up well enough and just kind of... happened. Having said that, I would pick up this author's next book.
Well...I was expecting a linear entry in the Belarus series. After all, I've been stalking [er, asking, nee begging] Emily for years to write the sequel, thinking that there would be at least two more chapters in the saga of the Mirenenko clan [even though a lot of them met their demise in Enemies, hopefully not too much of a spoiler], the Enhanced Special Agents, Tally Korsakova, ESA Grigory, the evil [but in his mind, misunderstood] serial killer John [and Emily, the perfect actor to play John ...more