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Starwalker by Melanie Edmonds

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Genre: Sci-Fi / Adventure

Audience: Everyone!

Updated: Almost Daily

Content Advisory

Occasional Sexual Content

Occasional Coarse Language

Occasional Violence

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Overall Rating: 7.611

Average Rating: 9.67 (Guests), 7.89 (Members)

Ranking: #17

Rating Count: 18 (9 Guests, 9 members)

1 indicates a weighted rating.

"snarky spaceships are fun!"

Rating: 8 / 10

Starwalker is the AI of a new ship, and the story starts with her waking up. However, even before she’s done booting up, she’s already got a fully loaded snark program running.

This is a light, fun scifi tale that I am breezing through. The posts are short, although updated frequently, and the writing is very well done. The story is carried by the mystery of the new ship (apparently even more a mystery to the AI than the crew!), the AI’s curiosity, and a light dose of witticisms and humor. I’d almost call it fluffy, except for the mystery bit and how much I end up empathizing with the AI’s seemingly emotional reactions to her experiences.

I recommend this to anyone looking for a fun, quick scifi read.

(cross-posted from WebFictionGuide)

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"I am loving Starwalker!"

Rating: 8 / 10

Starwalker is the new web fiction project by Melanie Edmonds author of “The Apocalypse Blog”, and in my opinion it’s a much stronger project.

Likes:

  1. The concept. A ship’s log told by the ship is wonderful.
  2. Starwalker (the ship) has a wonderfully distinctive voice. I can imagine what she sounds like just from the way she uses words.
  3. The story is currently in the midst of its second chapter but the tension is building beautifully. We’re already getting strong hints of the problems facing the protagonist if anyone catches on that she’s “malfunctioning”. (Where malfunctioning equals having a mind of her own), and there’s a mystery building up – why is she unaware of certain things.
  4. The protagonist, as I mentioned, is the AI that runs the ship. It’s a computer, but I’m empathising with her. She feels like a real person and I want her to win out. This is no small feet.
  5. The peeks at other crew members are good as well.

Dislikes:

Not many. It’s early days to tell if it’s going to run into any of the problems I found with Apocalypse Blog, but so far it’s a much more vibrant read. The only caveat I have so far is that it’s fairly light – which isn’t a problem so much as an observation.

Summary:

Starwalker is a fun SF Blog fic with an engaging main character, and the fact it’s a still in the early stages means it’s a good time to start reading before there is a mountain of backlog to read through.

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