After accepting a job as a robotic engineer that sends her to a mining station at the edge of explored space, Anna Foster finds that her position is not what she expects and must adjust to life as the only living being aboard, struggling to keep her freedom and her sanity while a relentless computer lords over her existence.
Hired by a company to maintain robots on a mining station, Anna is sent to the edge of the travelled galaxy. It’s only when she gets there that she discovers that she is the only human on the station, and her only company is the station’s computer.
This is a great story of the relationship between Anna and the station computer. Patrick captures just how frustrating it can be when humans and computers collide and how, ultimately, the two can work together to achieve a common goal. The shocking events that lead up to the poignant conclusion of the book will leave you thinking for a good few hours after you finish the book.
I enjoyed reading Alone on the Edge, and look forward to reading what befalls Anna next.