The Crown Jewels [Maijstral 1]

The Crown Jewels [Maijstral 1]

4.3 3
by Walter Jon Williams
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Peleng is a planet ripe for the plucking, and Drake Maijstral is an Allowed Burglar rated in the Top Ten by the Imperial Sporting Commission. But what should be a simple case of breaking-and-plundering turns into an intergalactic crisis when Maijstral steals something so rare, so valuable, so utterly desirable, that everyone wants it-- everyone including well-armed…  See more details below

Overview

Peleng is a planet ripe for the plucking, and Drake Maijstral is an Allowed Burglar rated in the Top Ten by the Imperial Sporting Commission. But what should be a simple case of breaking-and-plundering turns into an intergalactic crisis when Maijstral steals something so rare, so valuable, so utterly desirable, that everyone wants it-- everyone including well-armed Imperial spies, gun-toting human militias, a homicidal maniac with a very large sword, and a fanatical countess with a really, really nasty croquet habit.

The Crown Jewels, by award-winning author Walter Jon Williams, is sophisticated science fiction comedy at its best.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013602991
Publisher:
World Domination, Ltd.
Publication date:
06/17/2011
Series:
Maijstral , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
481,458
File size:
164 KB

Meet the Author

Walter Jon Williams was born in Minnesota, and now lives in New Mexico. He is the author of thirty-one 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.”

His latest work is Deep State, a near-future thriller set in the world of alternate reality gaming.

Walter has also written for the screen and for television, and has worked in the gaming field. He was a writer for the alternate reality game Last Call Poker, and has scripted the recent mega-hit Spore.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Crown Jewels [Maijstral 1] 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago