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Mickey7
Mickey7: A Novel | Edward Ashton
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The Martian meets Multiplicity in Edward Ashton's high concept science fiction thriller, in which Mickey7, an "expendable," refuses to let his replacement clone Mickey8 take his place. Dying isnt any fun...but at least its a living. Mickey7 is an Expendable: a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim. Whenever theres a mission thats too dangerouseven suicidalthe crew turns to Mickey. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal...and why it was the only colonial position unfilled when he took it. On a fairly routine scouting mission, Mickey7 goes missing and is presumed dead. By the time he returns to the colony base, surprisingly helped back by native life, Mickey7s fate has been sealed. Theres a new clone, Mickey8, reporting for Expendable duties. The idea of duplicate Expendables is universally loathed, and if caught, they will likely be thrown into the recycler for protein. Mickey7 must keep his double a secret from the rest of the colony. Meanwhile, life on Niflheim is getting worse. The atmosphere is unsuitable for humans, food is in short supply, and terraforming is going poorly. The native species are growing curious about their new neighbors, and that curiosity has Commander Marshall very afraid. Ultimately, the survival of both lifeforms will come down to Mickey7. That is, if he can just keep from dying for good.
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rsteve388
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Currently Reading ;)

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BBooks
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Good premise but dragged a bit. Too much on goo and paste. After reading Andy Weir my expectations for this genre is high.

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LeticiaToraci
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A realistic and entertaining science fiction book that I couldn't put down!

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alecia3dixie
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This one was okay. I think it's going to fall right in the middle. It was fun but it spent so much time discussing his every day life I felt like I didn't get enough details to really imagine all the things on the plant and dome. I wish that would have gone into more detail instead of talking about going to the cafeteria 100 times. 3/5

AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I totally agree! 5mo
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Addison_Reads
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What a fun read!

Mickey has signed up for a mission where he is expendable. When another version of him is created, and two of him are wandering around, madness ensues in all the best ways.

This read is immersive, fast paced, and adventurous. Mickey's character is snarky and had me laughing out loud several times.

I can't wait to revisit this world and these characters again.

vivastory I have this one on my TBR shelves. Sounds like I need to bump it up. I can't wait for the Bong Joon-Ho adaptation 6mo
Deblovestoread Stacked! 6mo
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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A Pick-ish 3½⭐
Ɱ◎◎ĐႽ » Science Fiction » Of the interstellar variety » Cloning (or the making of multiples/expendables) » A very unique concept

While the concept of “expendables” was interesting and it had loads of potential I still found myself wanting more from this. But for others, it could possibly be perfect. For me personally, I believe it droned on scientifically a little too much and didn't have enough actual story.

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AshleyC816
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This was fun! I really enjoyed the fast pace and I enjoyed the snark of the lead character. Definitely recommend!!

KellyK Looks like your reading buddy enjoyed it, too! 🙂 8mo
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Pedrocamacho
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I really enjoyed Mickey7. Mickey and Nasha are a blast. Love the backstory. I am very excited that Bong Joon Ho is making a movie adaptation!

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BookBelle84
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Mickey Barnes is an expendable on a space colony. Whenever dangerous work needs to be done, it is up to him to risk his life. Mickey7 is the seventh rebirth, and the story follows what happens when a second Mickey is accidentally created at the same time. The is a fast paced, fun and immersive read and the audio was fantastic. Loved it! #pantone2022

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Mel
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Such a fun and unique concept - a great easy weekend read!
#NetGalley #Mickey7

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Well-ReadNeck
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Super fun sci-Fi. Read in combo egalley and #audiobook. Both were awesome sauce. Snarky and fun!! #ARC #NetGalley

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vivastory
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This is my pickup order. This wasn't on my radar whatsoever, but when I saw that Bong Joon-ho's (Snowpiercer, The Host, Okja, Parasite) next project is an adaptation, that is all I needed to know! I also picked up Red Rising. I read the first 2 chapters & was immediately hooked. I'm clearly on a sci-fi kick!

Addison_Reads I love Red Rising! 10mo
vivastory @Addison_Reads I feel like it's a good sci-fi series to get invested in 10mo
Addison_Reads @vivastory The original trilogy is excellent. And although I enjoyed books 4 and 5, they just didn't have quite the same intensity as the original 3. Still great reads though. I started The graphic novel prequels, but I haven't finished them yet. 10mo
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wanderinglynn Red Rising is on my TBR. I probably need to bump it up the list. 10mo
Branwen Res Rising is phenomenal! 😃 10mo
vivastory @Addison_Reads I've heard great things about the series. It seems like it gets very dark later on. I was unaware of the graphic novel prequels. 10mo
vivastory @wanderinglynn It's been on my TBR for years! 10mo
vivastory @Branwen Glad to hear your endorsement! I've been looking forward to diving in. 10mo
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Twainy
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🎧 “Stupidest death ever.”

I read this book in one sitting. The narrator is great. I loved this book!

Mickey is the “expendable” in a terraforming colony, the job description is: immortal. Mickey has died 6 times.

There are strict laws, there can never be two Mickey‘s alive at the same time. What would happen if there were accidentally two? Well, let the fun begin as there can be only one.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️+ 👇🏻

Twainy Add a GF, a wannabe GF, an uptight commander who thinks M7 is an abomination, a BFF who lies, giant murderous worms and you‘ve got just the right mix for a captivating read.

There is heavier subtext, what makes a man a man? Etc. but you can ignore it & just go for the wonderful fluffy good time!

This was a fun book!! I‘d read a book two!! Well written. Will make you smile. It was fantastic! Just what I needed! Pub date 2/15/22.
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julesG I would have loved to listen to this. I really liked the eARC. 10mo
Twainy @julesG the narrator was great. I could see Wil Wheaton reading this too. That snarky MC. 😁 If I had to read the kindle version … well I LOVE Ogres so far (p42) & it‘s only 140 pages & I‘ve had it for 2 months. Never a free minute. 🤗 10mo
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IReadThereforeIBlog
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Edward Ashton‘s SF novel is a breezy, entertaining read held together by Mickey7‘s excellent first person narration. Ashton does well in differentiating Mickey7 from Mickey8 and setting out the background and perils of colonisation such that it isn‘t until the end that you realise how thin the actual plot is and how slight the supporting cast. That said, there are a lot of ideas at play here and I can well understand the buzz surrounding it.

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Suzze
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I haven‘t read science fiction in years and this was so much fun! Mickey7 is an Expendable on a colonizing mission. His job is to do the dangerous stuff. If he dies doing it, they just generate a new one.
In this book, we get a good story along with a thoughtful treatise on immortality. Is a new Mickey the same as the old Mickey.
Read it! It‘s good. Release date: Feb. 15

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julesG
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First book of the #DashingDecember #readathon finished. @Andrew65

Quite enjoyed this story about an Expendable on a beachhead colony. Topics of immortality, what defines sentient beings, what humans do when conquering new territory.

#MountARC #ARC #NetGalley

Incidentally, 1/3 of my organic clementines harvest arrived. 😋

#AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView

Andrew65 Great start 👏👏👏 12mo
TheSpineView Enjoyed the book also. 👍📖 12mo
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julesG
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Mickey is an expendable. Meaning, he's kind of immortal. Also, he's the one who has to do the dangerous jobs in the beachhead colony.

When the 7th instalment doesn't die, but an 8th version has already been generated; colonists die; the local fauna starts being really aggressive;...

Half way through the #ARC and really enjoying it.

#NetGalley #MountARC

#AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView

TheSpineView I enjoyed this book!👍📖📚 12mo
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TheSpineView
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Intriguing story that raises questions about what it is to be you. Mickey is the "expendable" on a deep space mission to colonize another planet. He gets all the dangerous jobs and when he dies a copy of himself is printed. Liked the plot and the character of Mickey7 was well done. 4⭐

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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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