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Download Epub Format ¹ Linesman PDF by ✓ S.K. Dunstall 4.
5 singing for this solid series opener This story is just a kick It s not brilliant, but I really enjoyed this singing space man Jumping through the void, faster than the speed of light The theoretical foundations are very light no attempt at hard science but there s enough to ignite my imagination I quite enjoyed it, despite some quibbles I m adding a star because this is Dunstall s first novel As a debut, it stands out from the norm Intriguing, this idea of optimally joyous lines powering the ships, and the linesmen who work with them, at various levels The lines manifest emotions and intelligence Maybe they are alive Maybe a form of AI Alien maybe But the accepted theory states that they are merely energy Ean, our unsung hero, knows better The li 4.
5 starsI really liked this one a lot The worldbuilding was so interesting, and since the main character, Ean, isn t all that worldly himself, the reader gets to learn about it pretty much at the same time he does It is very well written for a debut novel, and I definitely get the sense that things will only get smoother in future books The way the lines responsible for a ship s functioning in this world work also make the ship a sentient being, linked to the emotional health of the Captain and crew This reminded me very much of the way the sentient AIs such as those used on ships and stations were portrayed in the Imperial Radch books by Ann Leckie Those AIs definitely identified with their people, and did better when there were people around for them to look after It was very similar here, with the lines forming strong bonds with the crew, except that, until Ean comes along, people g First In A Brand New Thought Provoking Science Fiction SeriesThe Lines No Ship Can Traverse The Void Without Them Only Linesmen Can Work With Them But Only Ean Lambert Hears Their Song And Everyone Thinks He S Crazy Most Slum Kids Never Go Far, Certainly Not Becoming A Level Ten Linesman Like Ean Even If He S Part Of A Small, And Unethical, Cartel, And The Other Linesmen Disdain His Self Taught Methods, He S Certified And WorkingThen A Mysterious Alien Ship Is Discovered At The Edges Of The Galaxy Each Of The Major Galactic Powers Is Desperate To Be The First To Uncover The Ship S Secrets, But All They Ve Learned Is That It Has The Familiar Lines Of Energy And A Defense System That, Once Triggered, Annihilates Everything In AKilometer RadiusThe Vessel Threatens Any Linesman Who Dares To Approach It, Except Ean His Unique Talents May Be The Key To Understanding This Alarming New Force And Reconfiguring The Relationship Between Humans And The Ships That Serve Them, Forever 4.
5 Re reads are becoming my staple when RL is a bit too much and I can t concentrate on new books I just pick one of my favourite titles and relax into it 0 This one is so good, a treat really Right, re charged and ready to dive into new waters onceYou know the feeling when you start a book and from the first line you know you re not going to be able to stop reading Well, this is exactly what happened here First, the truly compelling main character Ean is your typical fish out of water protagonist, deeply empathic and skilled at what he does, but totally without a clue when it comes to politics and social rules around him There is a little of the autistic savant to him or is it the fairy tale, the ugly duckling turning or rather having the potential of becoming the most magnificent swan.
Second is the notion of ships controlled by lines of power, each its own fu This was an unexpected find The starships in this book are run via energy lines that are kept in working order by Linesmen There are 10 lines on a ship and the strongest linesmen are the ones who can manipulate all 10 lines The linesmen are somehow able to keep these lines in good repair through some kind of projection of mental force.
Ean Lambert is a level 10 Linesman, but an exceptionally unconventional one because he sings to the lines to keep them in shape According to every other Linesman and all of their training this isn t even possible Ean s contract is bought by the Lancastrian Princess and he s brought out to work with an alien spacecraft that nobody knows how to get close to.
It s hard to pick my favorite thing about this book The description of Ean s singing as well as his POV of what he s doing to the lines is absolutely fascinating This also has a number of very appealing Space opera with FTL travel enabled by humans with the special ability to sense and manipulate Lines , manifestations of some sort of psychic energy that s currently beyond science.
We re introduced to Ean Lambert, one of the few Linesmen that can access level ten, the highest level of Lines and the Line that enables FTL Ean is unique in that he sings to the Lines and they interact with him in ways that no other Linesman can achieve Ean starts out with one of the Linesman cartels, but has his contract purchased by a Princess of the Alliance, one of the the three main human political powers The Alliance are about to go to war with the Gate Union egged on by the third political power, Redmond Princess Michelle has a last ditch plan to avert a war and requires a level ten Linesman to pull it off.
The world building here is pretty good and the Lines and alien influences are fa Setting this aside for now I only got to 10% and it was doing nothing for me I like the premise and it seems interesting in a way I m just not in the mood and am not going to force it Maybe I ll try it again in the future.
Buddy read with of course the MacHalo group May 16, 2016.
I have a feeling I have gone a little too crazy with the BRs for May.

Ah, it s so nice when a book blows you away with how awesome it is I was hoping I d like Linesman, but I didn t anticipate loving it so much But sister act Sherylyn and Karen Dunstall have managed to create an original, exciting new entry in the space opera subgenre If you like space opera, SF with a psychic twist, or whiny people getting their comeuppance, you should read this book So let s not waste anytime and get into explaining why Ean Lambert is a certified ten which is not to say he s good looking Rather, he s the highest level of Linesman Think of linesmen as Jedis who use their Force powers to fix ships instead of having impractical lightsaber battles Lines, numbered from one to ten, are energy constructs that humanity uses to facilitate their spaceship operations, including, crucially, faster than light travel No one is really sure what lines are as with many 4 A buddy read with my MacHalo Freaks I truly enjoyed this Science Fiction and the idea of lines as a force to propel humanity in space, but also as something sentient and needing to communicate and commune with others, humans included The main character was very lovable and appealing, but I loved all the strong and independent women who surrounded him This is a slow developing plot, almost ambient at times, but it is worth the read I was very pleasantly surprised by the debt of charters and the intricacies of the political intrigues I recommend it to all Sci fi and space opera fans, but it is a good read for all fans of the fantastical Happy reading to all Linesman reminded me just a bit of amilitary inflected take on Anne McCaffrey s Crystal Singer books.
It s adventure oriented sci fi In this future, space travel is dependent on The Lines adopted found alien technology which is only partially understood by humans Each spacecraft has a set of energy lines which have to be maintained and in tune almost like a piano to function well Only Linesmen both male and female this is an egalitarian future can perceive the Lines and fix them mentally Ean Lambert is a top rated Linesman, but he s a bit unusual He s the only one in his field who has to sing to the lines in order to get them to respond He s a great singer, but this quirk has caused his colleagues to treat him with contempt for his eccentricity

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