Finders

Finders Review

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 one last find big enough to leave a legacy for her partner and fellow salvor Dai Winter.

When their lover and former colleague Summerlad Ashe reappears, offering them a chance to salvage part of an orbiting palace that he claims contains potentially immense riches, Cassilde is desperate enough to take the gamble, even though Ashe had left them both to fight on the opposite side of the interplanetary war that only ended seven years ago. The find is everything Ashe promised. But when pirates attack the claim, Cassilde receives the rarest of the Ancestors’ Gifts: a change to her biochemistry that confers near-instant healing and seems to promise immortality.

But the change also drags her into an underworld where Gifts are traded in blood, and powerful Gifts bring equally powerful enemies. Hunted for her Gift and determined to find Gifts for her lovers, Cassilde discovers that an old enemy is searching for the greatest of the Ancestral artifacts: the power that the Ancestors created and were able to barely contain after it almost destroyed them, plunging humanity into the first Long Dark. Haunted by dream-visions of this power whispering its own version of what happened, Cassilde must find it first, before her enemy frees it to destroy her own civilization.

Title:Finders
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • K.J. Charles

    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. ...

  • Peter Tillman

    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" mag...

  • Tansy Roberts

    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...

  • Catherine

    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 inter...

  • Cat M

    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.Ca...

  • Kalamah

    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 t...

  • Doctor Science

    Polyamory space opera -- that is also a Highlander fanfic. Run, don't walk....

  • Harald Koch

    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. ...

  • K8

    okay, I don't think I've read anything by her, but apparently she usually writes lots of LGBT+ character so I'm !!!!!!!...

  • Angela

    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 ...