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Mickey7: 1

Mickey7: 1

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In the book, Mickey 7 is thought to be dead, only he isn’t, and he comes back and sees the next Mickey, which doesn’t turn out to be good. The book is about survival – for Mickey7 and for the colony, the main plot being Mickey7 and 8’s attempts to live and conceal their situation, as well as the colony’s attempts to thrive, led by the commander, Marshall.

As the book opens, he's doing perimeter reconnaissance and falls through a crust of ice into a deep crevasse. There’s still not much to see, but at least I can make out the roof of the chamber above me, glowing now in a pale, spectral gray, and the black ring of the ice-crusted opening that must have brought me here. I think knowing how much to give your mind to think about is something Ashton is really successful with here. In some ways, this book reminded me of Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (one of my favourite reads of 2021). Mickey comes from a lower class background, and everyone else on the mission is the elite of their society, and he’s the one who has to do every dirty job and die for them over and over again.Mickey7 follows an Expendable, who has the responsibility to carry out missions that are too dangerous for humans to perform. Instead of the hamfisted attempts of Ernest Cline's 'Player' series and Scalzi's 'Kaiju Preservation Society' which both rely on wink-wink-nudge-nudge references to pop culture throughout the ages as substitute for character and whose protagonists and antagonists are all more-or-less interchangeably beige, Ashton creates a believable universe where humanity is colonising some planets.

Mickey asume el papel de Prescindible, sabiendo que una gran parte de este rol incluye morir por el bien de la Unión y el bien de la Colonia.I thoroughly enjoyed the history of previous colony expeditions and the landscape of those planets humanity was seeking to colonize. There were insectile things half the size of a man that shot jets of concentrated sulfuric acid from glands in their heads. Edward Ashton keeps it all grounded via a protagonist who experiences the wonders of interstellar travel and alien contact while literally having the worst job in the universe. If that isn't bad enough, or that he chose it as a slightly less bad choice than being broke elsewhere, he's treated like shit by command and his only bright spot is some pretty cool people who stand by him even as he dies, and dies again.

The protagonist is human, but his tone and dry humour are on a par with the narrator from the Murderbot Diaries (so if you like that, you'll love this, and vice versa).This witty sci-fi brought a lot to the reader's plate with an ease of writing that you don't always find in sci-fi. The concept of the expendable is introduced in the very first chapter, and it gets you thinking more and more about the philosophy of life and death as the book goes on. adaptation for Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, with Robert Pattinson ("The Batman") attached in the lead role .

The filmed version we can expect in, permaybehaps, 2024 is set to star Robert Pattinson and Steven Yeun. The current iteration is Mickey7, which means he’s experienced six deaths—most of them of a violent or gruesome nature. Tonally, it's a good fit for fans of The Martian or The Murderbot Diaries, but I was hoping for a little more heft, probably because I enjoyed the premise and worldbuilding so much. I knew the option was coming up on expiration, but I expected that they'd say they decided to not do anything with it. I tend to like the books I've read that involve clones, and I thought it would be interesting to read about Mickey7 and Mickey8 trying to keep the fact that there are two of them a secret.After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal…and why it was the only colonial position unfilled when he took it. Aceptó convertirse en un Prescindible, un trabajo que aceptó para poder escapar de su hogar donde estaba hasta el cuello de deudas. However, as the two clones soon find out, pulling this off in a tiny colony isn’t going to be easy, especially when resource usage is carefully monitored and each person’s food intake is individually rationed and tracked.



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