Edward Ashton
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Sarcastic worker on a colony assignment deals with jobs that can literally kill you.

I liked the character and the situations. This is set far in the future - they are part of a diaspora of humans leaving the cradle to ensure the survival of the species - but exactly how far is left unsaid. A lot of magic technology has to be accepted here, including rapid cloning, memory and personality transfer, direct communication between persons, etc.

The premise described on the book jacket happens in the first chapter, so no spoilers there. The back story of earlier Mickeys and the reactions of crewmembers feels like slowish building, but most of that is actually important in the resolution chapters. The book resolves quite nicely, but the publisher is apparently releasing a sequel in 2023 . Not sure how I feel about this, but I will no-doubt read it.