Ghost Planet

Ghost Planet

Sharon Lynn Fisher / Feb 29, 2020
Ghost Planet A world in peril A bond deeper than love Psychologist Elizabeth Cole prepared for the worst when she accepted a job on a newly discovered world a world where every colonist is tethered to an alien who
  • Title: Ghost Planet
  • Author: Sharon Lynn Fisher
  • ISBN: 9780765368973
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • A world in peril A bond deeper than love.Psychologist Elizabeth Cole prepared for the worst when she accepted a job on a newly discovered world a world where every colonist is tethered to an alien who manifests in the form of a dead loved one But she never expected she d struggle with the requirement to shun these ghosts She never expected to be so attracted to theA world in peril A bond deeper than love.Psychologist Elizabeth Cole prepared for the worst when she accepted a job on a newly discovered world a world where every colonist is tethered to an alien who manifests in the form of a dead loved one But she never expected she d struggle with the requirement to shun these ghosts She never expected to be so attracted to the charming Irishman assigned as her supervisor And she certainly never expected to discover she died in a transport crash en route to the planet.Reincarnated as a ghost, Elizabeth is symbiotically linked to her supervisor, Murphy creator of the Ghost Protocol, which forbids him to acknowledge or interact with her Confused and alone oppressed by her ghost status and tormented by forbidden love Elizabeth works to unlock the secrets of her own existence.But her quest for answers lands her in a tug of war between powerful interests, and she soon finds herself a pawn in the struggle for control of the planet a struggle that could separate her forever from the man she loves.
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      • Sharon Lynn Fisher

        I write stories for the geeky at heart meaty mash ups of sci fi, fantasy, suspense, and romance, with no apology for the latter I live where it rains nine months of the year And I have a strange obsession with gingers down to my freaky orange cat I have three indie sci fi romance novels originally published by Tor Books and an erotic fairy tale collection called BEFORE SHE WAKES published by Penguin Random House I m currently at work on a Jekyll and Hyde paranormal romance set in an alternate 19th Century Ireland fairies, pirates, and absinthe, oh my.For social media schtuff, newsletter The Cozy Read , and information about me and my writing, visit me at sharonlynnfisher.I m also currently soft launching the No Fluff Critique for fiction authors More info here sharonlynnfisher fiction crit


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    1. 4.5 starsDebutElizabeth Cole is dead She just doesn t realise it Yet Until she s presented with incontrovertible proof Her dead body En route to Ardagh 1, the Ghost Planet, the transport on which Elizabeth Cole is travelling goes down during a storm killing all on board A psychologist, Elizabeth was heading for a residency at a counselling centre on Ardagh and hoping to spend time studying the ghosts, the alien lifeform indigenous to the planet.Each human who comes to live on Ardagh 1, has a gho [...]


    2. Again, I have a winner Wow I ve been on a streak lately This is a really fun Sci Fi romance that I was surprised by Very cool setup and characters that I couldn t put down I don t want to spoil the book, just start reading it without reading blurbs and the twist at the beginning will really hook you in You gotta not think TOO deep about the worldbuilding here, because then you ll wonder why EVERYONE didn t realize what s going on with this planet immediately, but whatever The characters and sett [...]


    3. 5 stars You exclaim For a Vaginal Fantasy pick Yes, and let me tell you why Ghost Planet surprised me in a big way I ve read quite a bit of science fiction in my day, and this particular premise seemed very new and inventive to me In fact, I feel like this book could have continued on to a flesh out series, since there s so much we can learn about the planet and how it works.Elizabeth, the female lead, is something of a Mary Sue She s beautiful, intelligent, and can fight her way out of a pick [...]


    4. Whoop An unqualified good read from start to finish Engrossing science fiction and sexy sweet romance Thanks to Cristina, Jill, and Laura for promoting this book to me Paying it forward.I read so many romances that are only feebly embedded in science fiction, fantasy, or suspense Not so here The scientific theory added up It was coherent and credible enough Because the author revealed Elizabeth s thought processes it s all told in her POV I predicted how the planet was working, yet still I was i [...]


    5. I haven t enjoyed a book this much in a long time Sharon Lynn Fisher s Ghost Planet grabbed me into one of those book trances that leaves you unable to do laundry, sleep, or function in the real world until you finish When forced to put the book down, you walk around in a book bubble thinking about the plot and how it might twist and turn until you can pick it up again This is when you decide pancakes are awesome for dinner so you can go back to your comfy spot and slip back into the emotions of [...]


    6. Science fiction romance the way it should be done Complex and fully developed world building Having each human settler be spontaneously bonded to an alien was good Having that alien be the host of the consciousness of a dead human who doesn t realize they are not still human was brilliant The fact that the ghosts were copies of a settler s loved ones added depth and pathos particularly since in order to keep the settlers from mental breakdown, they were not supposed to interact at all with the g [...]


    7. 3.5 starsThe idea of a ghost linking to a human s memories and then materializing into a willing or unwilling companion for the human was kind of cool Despite the impossibility of the concept, I was really drawn into the world the author set up and curious about the power struggle between characters The second half of the book centered on a formulaic love story but overall, this is a nice debut.


    8. 3 stars The first half was very good The second half went in directions that weren t as good, but still enjoyable I really liked the sci fi ideas I just wish the author went into of the sci fi and did less of the good guy bad guy stuff I wanted explanation and interaction with the plants, the planet, the environment, and some history about the alien forces and substance That was fascinating I also liked the sci fi concept of ghosts People die and come back as ghosts But they eat, speak, have s [...]


    9. 3.5 5 4 stars B I thought this was a very good debut book by this author Ghost Planet is, in my opinion, of a romantic adventure than a sci fi novel but it still fits both genres I really enjoyed the concept behind the world building I do wish the author had directed a bit words towards the nature of the planet It appears to be sentient and symbiotic but exploration of that would have been interesting to me.


    10. okay the premise of the book blew me away and initially I was hookedthe relationship between the protagonist and Dr Murphey seemed realistic and sweet but then view spoiler after she got captured and they fell hopelessly in love and made babies literally hide spoiler it started to get unrealistic, I had to force myself to finish the book, yes I get that this is scifi and romance but still, there needs to be a connection and understanding between the characters and the readers, and I felt as if t [...]


    11. An original and addictive story4,5 stars Ardagh 1, commonly referred to as the ghost planet by people on Earth Inexplicable things happened here The planet itself was a study in the impossible.Well, i ve just finished reading this story, and i have a big stupid smile on my face This story strongest point The originality of it The story takes places in Ardagh 1,a Planet which is basically similiar to Earth, but not suffering the signs of advanced pollution There, it has been established a Global [...]


    12. This was a great SF romance with an original, intricate plot and well developed characters The story takes place on Ardah 1, a planet that seems to have a mind of its own and one on which a ghost appears for every human colonist who moves to the planet Each ghost attaches to a colonist, and is always a clone of someone from the past life of that colonist, either as a friend or family member But the catch is that the clone is someone who is dead The ghost and human can never get very far from one [...]


    13. Full Review to be posted soon Quick review and thoughts.I loved the unusual premise of an alien planet twinned with earth which holds copies of dead people who in some way are linked with the new colonists Elizabeth who finds herself as a ghost copy after dying soon after arriving is linked with her boss, who has set out the Ghost Protocol which is to ignore the ghost copies I loved how she never gave up and faded away like other ghosts have done and the romance between her and Murphy who is her [...]


    14. This is a story of a struggle between the powerful forces on the planet, both human and alien, and one couple determined to expose the truth and return the planet to harmony It s a quiet but powerful read, reminiscent of Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough It s marketed as a science fiction rather than a romance, but the romance is central to the plot and is richly developed and explored This is one of those books that raises big questions and leaves you to ponder them long after the st [...]


    15. Let s make one thing clear, before we start I m an evil romance reader Seriously, don t laugh I m a glutton for those stories where at least one if not both characters in the main couple are seriously and soundly tortured before getting any semblance of a happy for now , let alone a happily ever after It feels realistic if they re tortured first, haha I can roll with little to no torture, but there s gotta be the angst at least That being said, let s move on to this fabulous book.This is one of [...]


    16. Psychologist PhD student Elizabeth arrives on the planet Ardagh 1 She s there to put quite a vast amount of space between herself and her ex fianc Peter, to complete her PhD and to counsel the planet s colonists, who have some very unique psychological issues.Ardagh 1 has this unobtanium thing going on, where governments and corporations want a piece of its really nifty resources, but it comes at a price Everyone on the planet has to cope with their own personal ghost.The ghosts are an alien man [...]


    17. Ghost Planet is a romance novel in a SF lite setting The characters live in a spacefaring society, but space doesn t saturate the story Now personally I don t mind having a novel set on another planet without an explanation of how space travel works in this universe, but if a big part of the fun of SF for you is how an author solves the problems of space colonization, this novel is not for you Ghost Planet s best features are the extremely cool central concept that a mysteriously changeable and [...]


    18. Despite the two star rating, I though this was a pretty good book I only gave it two stars because I felt like there were some interesting paths not taken Warning, here come some spoilers One of the pathways involves the where do the ghosts come idea Ms Fisher comes up with some theories, kinda settles on one, but doesn t finish fleshing it out It s discussed, then shrugged off as a oh, we may never truly know And where do the ghosts get their memories of the people they re being The obvious ans [...]


    19. Somehow I missed cross posting this Review originally posted here thebookpushers 2012 11 12 Publisher TorPublish Date Out nowHow we got this book ARC from the publisherA world in peril A bond deeper than love.Psychologist Elizabeth Cole prepared for the worst when she accepted a job on a newly discovered world a world where every colonist is tethered to an alien who manifests in the form of a dead loved one But she never expected she d struggle with the requirement to shun these ghosts She never [...]


    20. Original Post with synopsis and Buy Links fangswandsandfairydustspoWe never understand the nature of the relationship between Ardagh 1, and the earth colonists It s obvious to the reader that the dysfunction in that relationship is the source of many of the problems the planet and its inhabitants The colonists from Earth see conspiracy and enmity in the planet s attempts to make friends and fail to see the symbiotic gift being offered and the results of rejection In many ways this is a paranorma [...]


    21. Oh my goodness All I can say is Ghost Planet is great, great, great I loved the concept, the story, the characters and the writing This is Science Fiction Romance at its best.The twist at the beginning of the book sets the tone for the rest of the story Elizabeth does not realize she is a ghost She feels the same, looks the same and reacts the same as before Here are the two beginning sentences The tarmac was deserted Foggy and disoriented, I wondered how long I d been standing there, listening [...]


    22. My author idol, Linnea Sinclair, blurbed this book, so of course I had to give it a try, especially after I read the excerpt posted on Sharon s website It completely hooked me in, so I started reading this last Tuesday, the same day my book hit the shelves.I thoroughly enjoyed Ghost Planet Sidenote I keep wanting to call it Ghost Protocol I think that would have been a better title, but maybe that s too sciency a title for a book that has a lot of romance I thought it was an awesome premise, and [...]


    23. I haven t read science fiction in a long while, but the opening intrigued me Elizabeth Cole accepts a job as a psychologist on a new planet, but when she arrives, she discovers she s a ghost What follows is a fascinating story of attraction as Elizabeth and Murphy, that handsome, highly intelligent Irishman with dimples, work out their relationship in the context of a sharply divided world of colonists and ghosts, an invisible forgive the pun caste system that tests the reader s own sense of bou [...]


    24. Since this book has not yet debuted I ll avoid any spoilers, but let me say how excited I am about this story Sharon Lynn Fisher has crafted a remarkable story that s the perfect balance of both Science Fiction and Romance Set on a newly colonized world, GHOST PLANET is full of twists and surprises that are engrossing and thought provoking The author s talent for completely flipping the reader s perspective is jaw dropping at times Fresh, original, and compelling, this is a fabulous read with ch [...]


    25. I m going to start with a couple of non spoilers.Non Spoiler 1 The premise of this book is that on a planet being colonized by humans, aliens are taking the form of the dead and haunting their human hosts These aliens take look like near relatives, but also husbands or wives The ghosts are near perfect physical copies of those people, including their memories and personalities They are not ghosts in the supernatural sense they have physical bodies Their presence threatens the future of the colon [...]


    26. Quick first reaction review Loved loved loved the world building Loved the romance at the beginning delicious slow burn, but after things got physical I found the relationship a bit easy it suddenly got less conflicted than it started off being, and the conflict in the story became outside threats to the romance I think that was my one quibble that keeps this from 5 stars, but I think it s a personal preference issue that won t be shared by others Otherwise, very excited about this SFR can t wai [...]



    27. I love science fiction in all of its forms, but I ll be the first to admit that I rarely read any My knowledge usually comes in bountiful form from movies and TV shows throughout the years It s always been hard for me to read science fiction, particularly very old science fiction There are usually a lot of flaws that makes me struggle through these kinds of books from the author s tone to the lack of females Thankfully, modern science fiction don t have these faults and is getting better and bet [...]


    28. Full disclosure I read this for the Vaginal Fantasy book clubSo I liked this book for a number of reasons, but let me just pause and thank Fisher for writing something clever Many of the books I read for this club are fun but lack anything resembling substance I thought the psychological and racial angles of this book were interesting and thought provoking I actually found myself pausing to contemplate the nature of selfhood and psychology multiple times, and the environmental criticism was pert [...]


    29. Originally posted at Romance Around the CornerWarning This review contains lots of spoilers.Ghost Planet was my impulsive buy of last week Its appealing blurb made me put all the other books on hold in order to read this one, but alas, we were not meant to be Here s why.Elizabeth is a psychologist who just moved to a new planet that s been colonized by humans Life in the planet would be pretty awesome if not for one tiny detail the local aliens take on the form of a person s dead loved one and m [...]


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