Space Trippers Vol. 1 Books 1 And 2

( 3 )

Overview

Space Trippers Volume One Books 1 & 2 ( vol. 1 of 6)

'Trippin' ' and 'Just Passing Through'

Exiled from her home planet for allegedly selling weapons to the humans,
Valesque lives undercover in hostile territory as she continues her peaceful, scientific endeavors with a new project.

Unknown to her, sinister plans are in the works, plans ...

See more details below
Paperback
$16.41
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$18.00 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (3) from $15.05   
  • New (3) from $15.05   
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Overview

Space Trippers Volume One Books 1 & 2 ( vol. 1 of 6)

'Trippin' ' and 'Just Passing Through'

Exiled from her home planet for allegedly selling weapons to the humans,
Valesque lives undercover in hostile territory as she continues her peaceful, scientific endeavors with a new project.

Unknown to her, sinister plans are in the works, plans that will ultimately pit her and her creations against the fate of the universe.

When the crew finds themselves stranded in uncharted space everyone is blaming her and the clock is ticking.

With only a Flirty Flyboy, a Shy Brainiac and an Airheaded Android for help, can the short-tempered heroine figure out what is happening in time?

Or will they all be destroyed by her own hand?

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982275603
  • Publisher: FairSpot Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 – 2 of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Posted May 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    A Great Read!

    This story takes place on the spaceship, with a cast of characters from various planets. Lightbourne does a masterful job in showing us her vision of this ship. The details weave into the story effortlessly, so that we feel as if we are standing on the Magellan along with its crew in mid-flight. The characters are each unique, pulling us into their world as we get to know them. Space Trippers has intrigue, suspense, and a little sexual tension to carry the story along and keep us reading until the very last page.

    I can see this book being a huge hit on the big screen!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 27, 2010

    Space Opera at its Finest

    The book takes its catchy name from a device that was invented for the specific purpose of transporting ones enemies unharmed through a space warp to some uncharted part of the universe without the possibility of them ever returning to their original coordinates. This gives new meaning to the old adage: Out of sight, out of mind!

    Aurora Lightbourne is a PC Tech with an excellent knowledge of electronic devices and computers which she uses to infuse uncanny life into her creations. Her style is very easy to read and has a nice flow to it. She certainly has a good command of the English language and knows how to build up the necessary intrigue and drama to keep the reader turning the pages.

    Being a female author, Lightbourne has added a number of strong female characters to her narrative: The by-the-book military Captain C. Fairbanks and the book's main character Valesque Rhaugh - a strong-willed, independent thinking, no-nonsense taking female Virrilian. One might even surmise that she is an extension of the author herself except for her physical appearance which is very much vampirish (Pale skinned and fanged). Valesque is a brilliant scientist who has constructed a state-of-the-art spaceship named the I.S.A. Magellan; she is also, although regretful of it, the inventor of the space tripping device.

    The narrative starts off by introducing us to the environment of the Space Trippers viz. the characters, the technology and the politics that have led to the raging intergalactic war that has caused bitterness between Valasque's race and the humans who are now known as Earthians. An unfortunate (or perhaps fortunate) chain of events have forced her to flee from her own people and reluctantly assist the Earthian controlled Intergalactic Planetary Alliance (I.P.A.) when they illegally commandeer her ship; even changing the name to the I.P.A. Vortex. One can compare this to a roller coaster ride - a slow build up as we ascend to the top but then from the end of chapter four onwards it's non-stop action and adventure all the way to the last enthralling page that will have you panting for more in Book 2.

    The characters are all well-developed, and there are a number of scenes rife with sexual tension and some with humour that even had me laughing out loud.

    If you like stuff like Firefly, Ice Pirates or, and especially, the Star Trek series Voyager, then Space Trippers is definitely a must-read.

    Given enough time, I expect that Lightbourne's Vortex will become as well-known as Lucas' Millennium Falcon or even Roddenberry's Enterprise.

    Enjoy!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 – 2 of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)