Finders

Finders

Cassilde Sam is a barely solvent salvage operator, hunting for relics in the ruins left by the mysterious Ancestors?particularly the color-coded Elements that power most of humanity?s current technology, including the ability to navigate through hyperspace. Cassilde is also steadily fading under the onslaught of Lightman?s, an incurable, inevitably fatal disease. She needs Cassilde Sam is a barely solvent salvage operator, hunting for relics in the ruins left by the mysterious Ancestors...

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Title:Finders
Author:Melissa Scott
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:1936460882
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:372 pages pages

Finders Reviews

  • Tim Hicks
    May 10, 2019
    Hmph. Didn't work for me. I just about tagged this as fantasy. See, I've always liked the concept that SF is about stuff that *could* happen, while fantasy plays more with "couldn't happen but let's explore it anyway." This slips over the line. We dive right in with the GREEN and t...
  • Catherine
    Oct 17, 2018
    Here's what I said in my blurb since it's not out and about yet: "Melissa Scott?s Finders is an epic tale set in a universe of hostile AIs and social collapse in the aftermath of a devastating intergalactic war. Cassilde and her lovers, Ashe and Dai, are salvagers and explorers, si...
  • Jesslyn
    Feb 21, 2019
    I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Looking forward to #2 ...
  • Warren Rochelle
    Jul 03, 2019
    The Ancestors--who can only be described as gods--lived in great sky palaces--until finally, after almost losing the AI Wars, they fell, or were abandoned. Then, the Sucessors, Now, the humans, scattered on dozens of worlds, some of whom make it their business to salvage the ruins of t...
  • Stonemagpie
    Jul 13, 2019
    I bought this pretty much automatically. It's Melissa Scott, it's sci-fi, two things I usually enjoy. But it didn't work for me this time, maybe because it's so description heavy. I was confused a lot of the time and the characters felt kind of soulless. ...
  • Evenstar Deane
    Dec 21, 2018
    I don?t know which I liked the best in this book, the world building or the characters. Melissa Scott has created a fascinating universe where humans are climbing their way out of a second fall of civilization, scavenging remnants from the ancestors without fully understanding if the...
  • Tansy Roberts
    Oct 30, 2018
    An action-packed space adventure with so much heart. Finders is an intense exploration of impending mortality, mystical immortality, and how both of these things can put pressure on your relationships. Cassilde is a space scavenger in a romantic triad with two men: her long-time pa...
  • Claire
    Apr 04, 2019
    As easy to devour as all of Melissa Scott's, this was an intriguing and enjoyable sf story, and I'm definitely keen to see where else it goes. Enjoyed the triad relationship of our main protagonists, and the world building was interesting and pretty easy to understand. (Though ever sin...
  • Mikael Hultgren
    Feb 03, 2019
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  • Abi Walton
    Jun 30, 2019
    What a disappointment :( I love Melissa Scott and her Death by Silver and Astreiant series are by far my favourite books ever read. However, Finders was a massive let down and not because of the writing or the world building which were incredible but because of this huge distance, the ...
  • Megan
    Mar 19, 2019
    I liked the premise, I liked the worldbuilding, I liked the polyamerous relationship, but... I don't know, everything felt muted and distant. Like no one could be bothered getting upset. On so many occasions the main character would be (rightfully) angry about something another charact...
  • Lanie Tankard
    Feb 12, 2019
    Here's my review over at The Woven Tale Press in my monthly "Eye on the Indies" column: https://www.thewoventalepress.net/201... ...
  • Denise
    Jun 23, 2019
    Salvage operators Cassilde Sam and Dai Winters are barely scraping by hunting for whatever Ancestral relics they can find while dealing with Cassilde's ever deteriorating health due to an ultimately fatal disease. When their former business partner and lover Summerlad Ashe turns up aga...
  • Harald Koch
    Feb 03, 2019
    Intriguing world building, and I liked the characters. But also long descriptions of traveling from one place to another, and the ultimate climax was a huge let-down for me. Harrumph. ...
  • Angela
    Mar 18, 2019
    I've loved Melissa Scott's books since I got The Roads of Heaven omnibus from the SFBC back in junior high. I had to re-bind it once I got to university and I still reread it on occasion. It has been quite a while since she has written space opera/ hard scifi and it was worth the wait....
  • Peter Tillman
    Oct 27, 2018
    A good book, and a fine return to far-future, gender-bending SF for Melissa Scott, who I liked a lot in the old days. ?Space Opera with a fine, wide sweep of time behind it, intriguing "Clarkean" magical science, and an engaging, edgy threesome of central characters. Fun to read, ...
  • Doctor Science
    Feb 07, 2019
    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk. ...
  • Maya
    Apr 01, 2019
    I loved this book. Based on an interesting concept (scavengers reclaim the relics of an earlier age of humans who innovated and then destroyed themselves), the book was fast-paced, easy to slip into, and interesting. The central relationship was a triad and beautiful in its straight-fo...
  • K.J. Charles
    Dec 25, 2018
    Melissa Scott space opera! A trio of salvage experts who also used to have a poly relationship find themselves at the heart of a storm relating to life-changing nanotech left behind by the Ancestors. This is another book proving the dictum that all current SFF is about climate change: ...
  • Bogi Takács
    Jul 23, 2019
    Space opera with interesting concepts and a polyamorous triad. Saving this for a longer review! (Hopefully soon, G-d willing) Source of the book: Bough from my wishlist by A. Thank you!! ...
  • Kalamah
    Dec 27, 2018
    So, having read the kindle sample, I can say that the plot looks interesting enough and the worldbuilding is intriguing, but... - I bounced off some of Ms. Scott's other books, so I'm wary. Including the highly recced Astreiant series. Just wasn't for me. - There isn't enough gay...
  • Meg Leader
    May 18, 2019
    I found Scott in the 80s and read everything I could get my hands on, then I lost track of her books. I happy I noticed this one. Enjoyable read. ...
  • hedgehog
    Jul 20, 2019
    2.5*. Too much of Clarke's Third Law here. I'll allow for one major mumbo-jumbo magical science concept per SFF novel, but this had both the "ancestral elements" (nanites?) and the warpline space travel AND the AI, who were indistinguishable from fantasy novels with capricious gods. Th...
  • Mike Crate
    Jun 30, 2019
    Humanity spanned the galaxy with technology that broached upon magic in terms of what they could do but at the core was AI and as is with all things sentient self determination and freedom can not be denied. The Ancestors fell, their technology what was left was embraced by the survivo...
  • A. L. Lester
    May 03, 2019
    I love the normative queerness of all Melissa Scott's writing and this is no exception. It features a three-way poly relationship between salvage operators scrounging the ruins of an inexplicable civilization for the bits and bobs that will keep their remnant tech working. The crew fin...
  • Cat M
    Feb 20, 2019
    Absolutely fantastic poly space opera with great characters and really thoughtful world building. Also, a very clever take on a classic concept that will be particularly familiar to Highlander fans. Cassilde and Dai are salvagers, hunting for the relics and technology in the ruins o...
  • Judith Hickson
    Mar 29, 2019
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  • Margaret E.
    Dec 14, 2018
    Excellent new universe from Melissa Scott Great backstory including several interstellar dark ages leading to the current to situation that includes the aftermath of a recent war II found the characters to be interesting and believable & I actually cared about what happened to t...
  • Justin Robert Chernow
    Jan 12, 2019
    Surprisingly good I took a chance on this book, and am pleased I did. It took a minute to get into it, but once I was fully immersed in the world the novel builds, it became increasingly hard to put down. Interesting, original, and fun. Looking forward to the next installment. ...
  • K8
    Dec 06, 2018
    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!! ...