New Dawn Book 1 of the Wandering Engineer [NOOK Book]

Overview

It it always darkest before the dawn. For 700 years the scattered survivors of the Xeno-Federation war have known this. Sol and the core systems are gone.
The scattered survivors on far flung worlds and space colonies must try to survive a universe gone mad. They have spent that time scratching an existence out of what ever they could. Those trapped aboard surviving space colonies waited until the parts failed and life support was snuffed out....
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New Dawn Book 1 of the Wandering Engineer

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Overview

It it always darkest before the dawn. For 700 years the scattered survivors of the Xeno-Federation war have known this. Sol and the core systems are gone.
The scattered survivors on far flung worlds and space colonies must try to survive a universe gone mad. They have spent that time scratching an existence out of what ever they could. Those trapped aboard surviving space colonies waited until the parts failed and life support was snuffed out.
But a free trader crewed by women are about to change things. Fleeing a pirate they will stumble across a relic from their distant past. When the lifepod opens they will begin the journey back into the light of a New Dawn.

This is book 1 of the Wandering engineer story arch. There are 3 seperate story archs plotted, each with 3 or more books exploring many things.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011946936
  • Publisher: Jekyll
  • Publication date: 11/3/2010
  • Series: The Wandering Engineer , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 173,508
  • File size: 384 KB

Meet the Author

The author is a born and bred New Englander now residing in sunny California. An avid science fiction fan and 3D modeler, he's taken a step to writing some of his own ideas. This is his second published book with more to follow.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 31, 2010

    Good read--needs a copy editor

    This story is engaging with believable characters and an interesting premise. It appears this book was self-published through PubIt because Hechtl did not have his manuscript copy-edited. This means there are a lot, and I mean a lot, of spelling, syntax, and grammatical errors that a spell or grammar checker would not pick up. If you can get around the distractions of the obvious literacy errors, the book is a good read. I will buy Book 2 when it is released.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2011

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    Solid Universe, Poor Execution.

    Let me just start with saying that I will most likely buy the other books in this series when there released. I've really enjoyed the universe this author has created. With hat said let me just say that The character dialog is often times lacking depth and annoyingly repetitive. You don't feel any real character relationship development because all the language is utilitarian. Also, Your main Character can only sigh so much. Additionally, scenes often jump around and there is no real sense of time passing. Your never sure if it's been 20 minutes or 2 months. Finally, a little more creativity with the technology needed to be seen. This is science fiction and while it doesn't have to be "hard" Science Fiction, the tech should at least be futuristic. When the author starts mentioning DLL files... Anyhow, despite all that the concepts for the world is solid and I see a lot of potential here. I really hope that on the next installment the Author spends the money on a professional Editor and ramps up the characters and ramps down the typo's and sighs.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Good read

    Great story but he really goes overboard on the Admiral's classes. I really don' t read scifi to be taught basic science. Good read ovwr all and look foward to the next one

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    Where is the editor?

    I can't believe the number of grammatical errors in this book. They're, their and there are all differnt words and this needs to be understood by this book's author. It is bad enough to totally distract from the weak plot and lame descriptive language. Hire an editor and maybe we can continue at a later date.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    I relly like the descriptions of the tech in this book. Very fun, can't wate to read the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    Fair

    Think of Scotty from Star Trek waking up after being rescued by a ship falling apart, crewed by scantily clad women. Way too much detail about repairing things and little believable plot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

    I would recommend this book

    i was very interested in most if not all chericters.. yes there are some gramatical errors but the book always maid sence and i was never lost,. ( like i have on other books..) i cant wait till the next one comes out on the Nook!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Light but enjoyable romp

    Enjoyed it and will read the next in the series. Please note that other reviews keep hammering the fact that there are very numerous synrax, grammatical and spelling errors. So what? In the preface the author says the book is self published and apologizes for these errors. It also did not cost $18.00!

    A good read and I for one applaud his efforts!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Poorly Written

    As others said, full of gramatical errors. However, the story line is excellent except it was missing after about page 75 and until about the last 75 pages. This would have been a great 150 page book. Too bad, as I would have liked to have read the next books in the series - but I do not have the time to wade through useless technical filler.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Cant wait for the next one

    If u like techno military sci-fi ull love it!

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    si-fi lovers, this is a good book

    thoroughly enjoyed this one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    Can't be opened. File corrupted.

    Was interested in seeing a sample of this author's work. Unfortunately, the sample couldn't be opened after attempts on my phone, on my laptop, and also on my Nook device. Might retry but likely a lost sale here.

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