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Angel Station
     

Angel Station

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by Walter Jon Williams
 

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ORPHANS OF DEEP SPACE . . .

They're outlaws now. Created to serve a function now grown obsolete, haunted by the holographic ghost of their father, Ubu and Maria have lived their entire lives skating along the edge of extinction. Now they and their ship Runaway are in flight both from the law and from a predatory clan of competitors. They're going to come

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ORPHANS OF DEEP SPACE . . .

They're outlaws now. Created to serve a function now grown obsolete, haunted by the holographic ghost of their father, Ubu and Maria have lived their entire lives skating along the edge of extinction. Now they and their ship Runaway are in flight both from the law and from a predatory clan of competitors. They're going to come back rich, or not at all.

But what they find in the depths of space isn't wealth, but a secret so startling that Ubu and Maria will need every last reserve of guile, cunning, and intelligence just to survive . . .


"No one can accuse Williams of failing to grow with each new major work . . . Straight-forward space adventure with a strong picaresque flavor. The pacing is brisk, the high-tech details vivid, the rewards to readers considerable."
---Booklist


"Williams colorfully invokes the life of the trader families and their honkeytonk space stations. With its emphasis on youth, beauty, sex, and mischief, [ANGEL STATION] also conjures a contemporary mood agreeably distinct from its futuristic settings."

--Publishers Weekly

"Williams has it all." --Analog

"Williams is a skillfully literate addition to the stylish new generation of science fiction writers."
---Chicago Tribune

Editorial Reviews

Analog - Analog Analog
"Williams has it all."
Chicago Tribune
"Williams is a skillfully literate addition to the stylish new generation of science fiction writers."
Booklist - Booklist Booklist
"No one can accuse Williams of failing to grow with each new major work . . . Straight-forward space adventure with a strong picaresque flavor. The pacing is brisk, the high-tech details vivid, the rewards to readers considerable."
Publishers Weekly
"Williams colorfully invokes the life of the trader families and their honkeytonk space stations. With its emphasis on youth, beauty, sex, and mischief, [ANGEL STATION] also conjures a contemporary mood agreeably distinct from its futuristic settings."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013836419
Publisher:
World Domination, Ltd.
Publication date:
12/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
173,792
File size:
503 KB

Meet the Author

Walter Jon Williams was born in Minnesota, and now lives in New Mexico. He is the author of twenty-eight novels and three collections of short fiction.

His first novel to attract serious public attention was Hardwired (1986), described by Roger Zelazny as "a tough, sleek juggernaut of a story, punctuated by strobe-light movements, coursing to the wail of jets and the twang of steel guitars." In 2001 he won a Nebula Award for his novelette, “Daddy’s World,” and won again in 2005 for “The Green Leopard Plague.”

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Angel Station 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
woodySP More than 1 year ago
well written, enjoyable.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blood transfer!!!*finds a wolf that harmed you and takes his blood and puts it in ruelle*