Starship: Pirate [NOOK Book]

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Reviewers praised Book One of the Starship Series:
"[J]ust the kind of easygoing and unabashedly old-school space opera romp for which we've come to know and love him...whip-smart, fast-paced pure entertainment...simply pure escapism, impossible to resist by anyone who still remembers that good old fashioned sense of wonder." -SF Reviews

"Resnick's writing is effortless, full of snappy dialogue and a fast ...
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Overview

Reviewers praised Book One of the Starship Series:
"[J]ust the kind of easygoing and unabashedly old-school space opera romp for which we've come to know and love him...whip-smart, fast-paced pure entertainment...simply pure escapism, impossible to resist by anyone who still remembers that good old fashioned sense of wonder." -SF Reviews

"Resnick's writing is effortless, full of snappy dialogue and a fast moving plot . . . .This is high quality work....There's a veneer of quality and above all believability that makes this heads above many space operas...it's damn good fun." -SFCrowsnest

The date is 1967 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now. The Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, is in the midst of an all-out war with the Teroni Federation. After his latest exploit saved millions of lives but embarrassed his superiors, Captain Wilson Cole, a man with a reputation for exceeding orders but getting results, found himself the victim of the media feeding frenzy, a political scapegoat despite years of dedicated military service. Faced with a court martial, he was rescued by the loyal crew of his ship, the Theodore Roosevelt. Now branded mutineers, the crew of the Teddy R. has quit the Republic, never to return.
Seeking to find a new life for themselves, Wilson Cole and comrades remake the Teddy R. as a pirate ship and set sail for the lawless Inner Frontier. Here, powerful warlords, cut-throat pirates, and struggling colonies compete for survival in a game where you rarely get a second chance to learn the rules.
But military discipline is poor preparation for a life of pillaging and plundering, and Cole's principles naturally limit his targets. Seeking an education on the nature of piracy, Cole hunts more knowledgeable players. Enter the beautiful but deadly Valkyrie, Val for short, and the enigmatic alien fence known as David Copperfield. But hanging over everything is the fearsome alien pirate-the Hammerhead Shark.
With Starship: Pirate, five-time Hugo winner Mike Resnick continues the story begun in his very first military SF. Will the galaxy ever be the same?

Mike Resnick has won an impressive five Hugos and been nominated for twenty-three more. He has sold forty-eight novels and almost two hundred short stories. He has edited forty anthologies. His work ranges from satirical fair, such as his Lucifer Jones adventures, to weighty examinations of morality and culture, as evidenced by his brilliant tales of Kirinyaga. The series, with 64 major and minor awards and nominations to date, is the most honored series of stories in the history of science fiction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591028192
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Series: Starship Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 98,271
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Mike Resnick has won an impressive five Hugos and has been nominated for thirty more. The author of the Starship series, the John Justin Mallory series, and the Weird West Tales, he has sold sixty-nine novels and more than two hundred fifty short stories and has edited forty anthologies. His Kirinyaga series, with sixty-seven major and minor awards and nominations to date, is the most honored series of stories in the history of science fiction. Visit him online at mikeresnick.com.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fabulous space opera

    Three millennia in the future the Republic is at war with the Teroni Federation and the commander of the Teddy R is one of the Republic¿s most decorated officers. His actions saved five million people but he exceeded his orders and was awaiting a court martial when his crew broke him out of jail and escaped on the Teddy R to the inner frontier. Wilson Cole and his crew are going to become moral pirates only stealing from other pirates. On his first foray into piracy he steals a fortune in diamonds and jewelry but when he goes to fence it David Copperfield only offers him a pittance of what it is worth. He ¿sells them back to the insurance company¿ but when he tries to do the same stunt with the jewels he is recognized and his visage is broadcast to the Republic. On a frontier planet, he meets the pirate Val, a pirate whose ship was stolen by Hammerhead Shark. She wants it back and Cole makes a deal with her. If she teaches him the ins and outs of piracy, he will help her get her ship back. He finds her ship as it is being chased by three other ships by because Hammerhead Shark raided another pirate¿s headquarters, killing that pirate¿s minions, destroying his estate and merchandise. Cole has to figure out a way to deal with both pirates without destroying Val¿s ship or getting himself killed. --- There is so much action in this fabulous space opera that readers will find themselves caught on a roller coaster ride they can¿t leave. The hero is a decent and honorable man who got sold out by the Republic and he knows he can never return there. He feels for the men who left their families behind to join him in exile but he finds piracy morally repugnant yet he doesn¿t know what to do until Copperfield gives him an idea. Mike Resnick is a brilliant storyteller who never disappoints his fans. --- Harriet Klausner

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