Alexander Outland [NOOK Book]

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Captain Alexander Outland of the Sixty-Nine (short for Space Vessel 369, of course) is the best pilot in the galaxy. He’s also a pirate, a smuggler, and loved and loathed by women in umpteen solar systems. His crew of strays and misfits includes an engineer of dubious sanity, a deposed planetary governor, an annoyingly unflappable Sexbot copilot, and a slinky weapons chief who stubbornly refuses to give the captain a tumble.

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Alexander Outland

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Overview

Captain Alexander Outland of the Sixty-Nine (short for Space Vessel 369, of course) is the best pilot in the galaxy. He’s also a pirate, a smuggler, and loved and loathed by women in umpteen solar systems. His crew of strays and misfits includes an engineer of dubious sanity, a deposed planetary governor, an annoyingly unflappable Sexbot copilot, and a slinky weapons chief who stubbornly refuses to give the captain a tumble.

Outland just wants to make a decent living skirting the law, but when an invisible space armada starts cutting into his business, he soon finds himself in hot water with the military, the mob, mad bombers, and an extended family of would-be conquerors. And that’s not counting an occasionally telepathic spy . . . .

Like any sensible scoundrel, he hates heroics. They’re risky and they don’t pay well. But to keep his ship and crew in one piece, and make time with a certain hard-to-get weapons chief, he might just have to make an exception–and save the galaxy in spite of himself!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597804240
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 610,645
  • File size: 590 KB

Meet the Author

G.J. Koch writes science fiction. Not the hard stuff, though. Because that requires actual scientific knowledge or at least actual scientific research. Knowledge may be power and research may be cool, but they take time away from writing jokes, action, and romance, and being witty in the face of death is what it’s really all about. Check out G.J.’s rollicking Alexander Outland: Space Pirate series from Night Shade Books and reach G.J. at Space…the Funny Frontier (http://www.ginikoch.com/GJKbookstore.htm).
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  • Posted June 22, 2012

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    Alexander pulls Sixty-Nine into Thurge for a magma order, but wh

    Alexander pulls Sixty-Nine into Thurge for a magma order, but when he hears the voice and one of the women that has been brewing to see Nap again, he high-tales it out of there to Herion. But in his rush to avoid one trouble he comes barreling into another. Ships have been vanishing around Herion space along with weird occurrences. Alarms in Sixty-Nine go off, but nothing is on the screen. Nap works his flying magic to land on Herion. Now grounded Nap has several different groups after him; to help them, or to kill him. Nap is the first to land in a very long time, and people are desperate to hire him, and the Pirate Armada wants to kill him since he is the only captain who could out pilot them but won't take orders either. Alexander is not a hero, he's a pirate...with morals...okay, low, but some, but he needs to stop the Armada if he wants to keep smuggling and pirating without a huge fee. And try to win the girl too.

    Right off the bat we learn Alexander Outland, Nap as his friends and the ladies call him, is quite popular with the ladies...good and bad ways. Alexander comes off as not always the smartest captain, but he always comes through! By the end of the book, I started to think it's all an act. People won't think you smarter than what you come across, so you can get away with many great things, and have fun at it.

    There is a whole universe created! Yes, this is so much bigger than a world. Koch creates a universe! This is wild! The first six chapters are quick and fast moving, yet we see a large universe is here. I got the feel we are getting just a bare glimpse of it, and I look forward to future books to see more.

    We are taken on a wild and fun ride with Nap and his crew. Just meeting them, and reading Naps responses to each is fun. And there is one he didn't even know about, until we get going in the book. Nap also seems to be a collector of lost souls, as he picks up a few extras along the way. All the characters have their own strong personalities, and abilities they bring to the story. No, they don't all get along, but they are wonderful to blend and clash together. Loved them all!

    I loved Nap, so fun. Slinkie is who I want to be when I grow up! Okay, so I'm already grown up, and not a Slinkie, but I loved her! Loved Governor. Oh, he holds a secret all his own. And Randolph, so smart! A genius. And Audrey! Audrey... she is a special case. ;) And all the people we come across, just fun!

    The story! It was fun! Thrilling! Adventurous! Nap and crew get into scraps and get out, barely. There are sexual innuendos through out the book, and comments. Like with Slinkie, about every time. But it's all in great fun, and I had to smile. Actually, this book had me smiling the whole time, and even rooting for Nap with Slinkie (even though I probably shouldn't have been). I loved the banter and the sexual tension Alexander puts into everything, a true man but fun. Then we have a few moments in not so...sanitary, places. lol. But it is all so funny!

    I've read it, and absolutely loved it!

    I loved this adventure and this crew! I CAN NOT WAIT for the next Alexander Outland book!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

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    OMG!!! I loved this story!!! I am so in love with Alexander Nap

    OMG!!! I loved this story!!! I am so in love with Alexander Napoleon Outland aka Nap, or as he likes to call himself ‘The Outland’. Nap is to die for funny, witty, sexy and an all around good guy. There is no other captain I would want driving my pirate ship.

    Alexander Outland: Space Pirate takes us on a wild journey. Nap is the leader of a pirate ship, well pirate spaceship that is, that finds themself in the middle of a plot to take over the universe.
    And for some reason everyone is aiming for them. Just when they think they know what and who their enemy is after they learn that they are wrong. It will take every trick in Nap’s book and a little luck for Nap to keep his crew safe, save the universe and hope to win the hand of his lady love.
    Along the way Nap finds himself new crew members, new allies, a few new enemies and in more then one very stinky situation .

    Huge thank you to GJ Koch, for letting me read Nap’s book. I am totally in love with him. I am really excited to see what is next for Nap and the Sixty-Nine team.

    If you are a fan of sci-fi you really need to order a copy of Alexander Outland: Space Pirate. If you are new to sci-fi you should check out Nap’s book. It is a fun, witty, twisty and turny read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    This isn't an ALIEN book, and Alexander Outland isn't Kitty Kat.

    This isn't an ALIEN book, and Alexander Outland isn't Kitty Kat. Koch's sense of humor is there, but the heavy romance of the Alien books is absent.

    The Good: Funny, fast-paced, good character interaction. The Governor (my favorite character).

    The Bad: The world-building was fuzzy, there was no depth or seriousness, the main characters weren't ones you could love right away.

    Verdict: This is a good read for fans of the campy dime store fiction of yesteryear. Skip it if you want literary, Hard SF, or serious romance/erotica. Read it if you need a good laugh or liked Firefly.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

    This was a great romp through space with an interesting crew wit

    This was a great romp through space with an interesting crew with definitive histories that influence their personalities, relationships, and the plot itself. The ending gets a bit convoluted with the various plot lines growing exponentially in the final 50+ pages; however, it does leave some plot lines free for an easy entry into a sequel. I laughed out loud repeatedly, which is always a good thing for something mocking the space opera genre. This one left me wanting more; hopefully the sequel won't be too long in coming.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2012

    I finished this book and loved it. It is well written and drew m

    I finished this book and loved it. It is well written and drew me into the story and the characters at a perfect pace. Arki the scribe is a good narrator as we see the story through his eyes. I will be watching for the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2012

    What an absolute blast! Funny. Creative. An adventure. Loved it!

    What an absolute blast! Funny. Creative. An adventure. Loved it!
    A sci fi pirate romp that will keep you laughing. Great characters that I would love to join on another trip through the galaxy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Fun read

    Fans of Gini Koch will enjoy this one. Our hero has a lot of Han Solo in him. For fans of escapist fare, with no redeeming social value (my favorite type of book!).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    I need to read the next book in the series before I will be able

    I need to read the next book in the series before I will be able to decide if this book was worth it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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