Prison Ship

Prison Ship

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by Michael Bowers
     
 

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He has one choice: to flame out-or simply fade away...

Framed for attempted murder against his superior, Commander-now convict-Jacob Steiner receives one last chance at redemption. As the captain of a Penitentiary Assault Vessel, he'll lead a desperate crew of thieves and murderers behind enemy lines in exchange for their freedom.

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He has one choice: to flame out-or simply fade away...

Framed for attempted murder against his superior, Commander-now convict-Jacob Steiner receives one last chance at redemption. As the captain of a Penitentiary Assault Vessel, he'll lead a desperate crew of thieves and murderers behind enemy lines in exchange for their freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441018154
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

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Prison Ship 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Grissom More than 1 year ago
This book had believable characters and a fast moving plotline. After the first chapter or two, the story relaxes into a good rhythm. The main character is a little stiff, but there are enough off-beat characters around him to liven the book up. This book was a good blend. It had a SF base with military intrigue and a bit of mystery thrown in. It could have had some of the minor characters do a little more (like having them pilfer more supplies to add more of a McCale's Navy or A-Team feel), but it definitely has enough to keep the reader's interest. My biggest complaint is that in the beginning there are too many short sentences that don't vary in structure, but this probably only bothers me because I'm an English teacher. I would definitely read another by the same author.
Woodcat More than 1 year ago
Finally a little original science fiction.... I greatly enjoyed this book and am waiting to see what Michael Bowers can do for an encore.... We had heroes and villians, treachery and intrigue, and a galactic war with plenty of great battle actions. We had mutineers and a small group of loyalists fighting to overcome the terrible odds against them. A very good story for my taste. My only disappointment would be that the hero of the story didn't follow through with the romance offered to him at the end....
Zero_Kelvin More than 1 year ago
This book was terrible. I struggled to get through it, which is an extremely uncommon occurrence for me. The main character is too perfect, (besides his singular charge of attempted murder) and lacking in realism ( he's an untouchable, infallible 'badass') secondary character development is non-existent, and honestly, the entire storyline is contrived. I've read a lot of military sci-fi, and this is by far the worst I've ever read. Luckily, I was able to get rid of it. Want good military sci-fi? Read The Lost Fleet series, any Ian Douglas, or the Gaunt's Ghosts series by Dan Abnett.
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This book is uninspired. The characters are remarkably shallow and unappealing, the plot is silly and contrived, the setting is undeveloped and vague. I couldn't finish this book. I found myself thinking, time and time again, "why would the characters act that way?" or "how inconsistent and poorly realized the technology is". Finally, I just decided I was wasting my time, and gave up on the book. Yeah, the pace of the book moved fast--there was certainly no time spent developing characters or deepening the plot--but it required such a suspension of belief that it was beyond credible. I like simple, action-filled books, I don't want to have to think about what the meaning of a book is. But I found myself scoffing at the characters and plot in this book just too many times. It feels like it was written by an adolescent. I keep hearing about how difficult it is to get a book published, particularly by unknown authors. How did this book ever make it? I'm sorry I wasted my money.