im reading literally the most perfect book on kubernetes & shards, Vernor Vinge's Fire Upon the Deep.
i must anti-recommend the book becayse it's slow & filled with deliverate shorts, under guide of being bad old planets and bad spirited beings. so semi spoiler on what you find out pretty quick: the humans mostly get picked off escaping cosmic bad transcendant powers they accidentally arise while working on the ancient archive, but a few escape crash & then are overcome by the local intelligent life form, composite people,a person-pack, a consciosuness emerged from connect creatures (dog-things) sharing their thoughts together/thinking-out-loud & thereby forming a meta-person, an aggregate.
which is kind of what kubernetes is. a computer/mind provided by a distributed service plane, a set of individual minds, stitched together.
the mastodon instance at cybre.space is retired
see the end-of-life plan for details: https://cybre.space/~chr/cybre-space-eol