The Crown Jewels [Maijstral 1] [NOOK Book]

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 ...
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The Crown Jewels [Maijstral 1]

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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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013602991
  • Publisher: World Domination, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/17/2011
  • Series: Maijstral , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 288,883
  • File size: 691 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.
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