Ships from and sold by The Lives of Tao: Tao Series Book One Mass Market Paperback – April 30, This item:The Lives of Tao: Tao Series Book One by Wesley Chu Mass Market Paperback $ Imagine humans are not Earth's dominant species, and aliens live among us in plain sight. This is the conceit of Chu's hip, wise-cracking. Wesley Chu's debut novel The Lives of Tao is a fun book that will appeal directly to those who enjoy Charles Stross's Laundry novels .
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The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
All of the polish too, unfortunately. It's a really fun book, don't get me wrong. For the most part, I enjoyed reading it.
But not very good, you know? I love the premise -- that bodiless aliens crash-landed on Earth millennia ago, and discovered that while the climate was inhospitable to their gaseous forms, they could inhabit the animal life populating the planet The Lives of Tao has all the exuberance of a passion project banged out in a rush during National Novel The lives of tao Month.
I love the premise the lives of tao that bodiless aliens crash-landed on Earth millennia ago, and discovered the lives of tao while the climate was inhospitable to their gaseous forms, they could inhabit the animal life populating the planet. Which at the time was pretty much just dinosaurs.
Chu's characters aren't just transplants of the Matrix characters, they are very much their own characters with their own strengths and weaknesses, but they do share very similar roles with their Matrix counterparts, and I think it makes for an interesting comparison.
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The Lives of Tao is a fun book with a lot of energy and it really worked for me. Full of action, adventure, martial arts, gunplay, and large quantities the lives of tao geeky goodness. Instead of spending the summer after college completing his He now has a passenger in his bra For centuries they have sought a way off-planet, guiding humanity's social and technological development to the stage where space The lives of tao is the only person who can protect a turned Gen Roen's journey to kick-assdom takes the greater part of the book.
It culminates in a suitably cinematic showdown between some Genjix bad guys which demonstrates that Roen is fully integrated into the super-agent lifestyle, setting up potential sequels—which, if this book finds its way to its target audience, have the potential to do very well.
That's not to say that the book doesn't have the lives of tao flaws, which for me come in the form of its consistent employment of the male gaze.
I'm a geek with a desk job who isn't in as good shape as I want to be and wouldn't mind an immortal alien life coach in my head telling me how to get in shape and filling me in on the secret history of the the lives of tao.
But I'm also a woman, and as such I don't belong in this story as much as I would like to.
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For instance, Roen's initial physical trainer is a female host named Sonya who is an incredibly kick-ass woman who could probably kill him with her little finger.
She is uniformly described by her "hotness," with added gratuitous sun bathing. Thanks to her the book briefly passes the Bechdel test about halfway through, in a scene where she coordinates an operation with another female agent. But that's pretty much it for women talking to each other here.
The Rebirths of Tao: Jill is promoted to the lives of tao as the new interim leader of the Prophus until the Keeper's heir is old enough to take command, Roen the lives of tao to convince the IXTF to work with the Prophus and stop hunting them.