The Last Human

The Last Human

Most days, Sarya doesn't feel like the most terrifying creature in the galaxy. Most days, she's got other things on her mind. Like hiding her identity among the hundreds of alien species roaming the corridors of Watertower Station. Or making sure her adoptive mother doesn't casually eviscerate one of their neighbors. Again.

And most days, she can almost accept that she'll never know the truth--that she'll never know why humanity was deemed too dangerous to exist. Or whether she really is--impossibly--the lone survivor of a species destroyed a millennium ago. That is, until an encounter with a bounty hunter and a miles-long kinetic projectile leaves her life and her perspective shattered.

Thrown into the universe at the helm of a stolen ship--with the dubious assistance of a rebellious spacesuit, an android death enthusiast on his sixtieth lifetime, and a ball of fluff with an IQ in the thousands--Sarya begins to uncover an impossible truth. What if humanity's death and her own existence are simply two moves in a demented cosmic game, one played out by vast alien intellects? Stranger still, what if these mad gods are offering Sarya a seat at their table--and a second chance for humanity?

The Last Human is a sneakily brilliant, gleefully oddball space-opera debut--a masterful play on perspective, intelligence, and free will, wrapped in a rollicking journey through a strange and crowded galaxy.

Title:The Last Human
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780451499813
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  • MarilynW

    The Last Human is a futuristic sci-fi featuring Sarya, the last Human in the universe, and the adoptive daughter of a dangerous, aggressive, quick to destroy, Shenya the Widow, a giant beetle-ish crea...

  • ?Misericordia? ?????? ????

    Any and every arachnophobes' fav.The end was too... I dunno... weirdish? Grandiose with a real, bona fide grandstanding? Nah... Q:Does every sub-legal intelligence harbor secret desires and motivation...

  • carol.

    The Last Human is an intriguing sci-fi debut that has a serious case of over-reach. When I began it, I knew nothing except the blurb and that it knocked my friend Geoff’s mind sideways, and I looked...

  • Bradley

    I was immediately hooked on the concept of an enormous galaxy-wide Network of aliens living and cooperating ... but fearing one species above all else: Humans. You know... because we break things. Get...

  • Kemper

    I received a free advance copy from NetGalley for review.So this is sci-fi set in the far future where humans caused a bunch of trouble for all the other known alien worlds, and after being driven to ...

  • Trish

    Picture it!We are in the future. There is a galaxies-spanning network of alien races, all working together. What links them is the Network. It translates, allows FTL travel etc. In this future, humans...

  • Faith

    Sarya is the last human, or so she supposes, and her true identity has been hidden. She was adopted by Shenya the Widow, a member of a particularly scary and ferocious species. The Widow is especially...

  • The Captain

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .I was so excited to be granted a wish to read this book.  The ...

  • Robin (Bridge Four)

    This review was originally posted on Books of My HeartReview copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.2.5 HeartsLast Human started off ...

  • Michael

    This debut space opera was lots of fun for me. Some thrilling action in the first half and thoughtful philosophical interludes on human limitations and free will in the later parts. Lots of quirky cha...