The Expendable Few: A Spinward Fringe Novel [NOOK Book]

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Commander Clark Patterson and several other officers in the Freeground Military are ejected from regular service when their desire to look beyond Freeground Nation’s borders is discovered by an oppressive government. They are assigned dangerous missions by a special Intelligence Oversight Group.

If Commander Patterson and his people complete these missions, they’ll gain their freedom from Oversight and have the opportunity to start over in a tumultuous galaxy. Patterson’s ...

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The Expendable Few: A Spinward Fringe Novel

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Overview

Commander Clark Patterson and several other officers in the Freeground Military are ejected from regular service when their desire to look beyond Freeground Nation’s borders is discovered by an oppressive government. They are assigned dangerous missions by a special Intelligence Oversight Group.

If Commander Patterson and his people complete these missions, they’ll gain their freedom from Oversight and have the opportunity to start over in a tumultuous galaxy. Patterson’s fascination with another crew who left Freeground years before and managed to survive serves as a destination, but will they survive to reach it?

*** This book takes place between and during Spinward Fringe Broadcasts Six and Seven. If you've never heard of Spinward Fringe Before, begin with the free novel: Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins, available here. ***

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033072354
  • Publisher: Randolph Lalonde
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Series: Spinward Fringe , #7
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 51,605
  • File size: 268 KB

Meet the Author

Born in 1974, Randolph Lalonde has worked in customer service, sales, played drums for several heavy metal bands you've never heard of, dealt blackjack in a traveling casino, and serviced countless computers. He's also owned businesses in the design, printing, collectible and custom computer fields.He completed writing his first novel in the fantasy adventure genre at the age of fifteen and has been writing ever since.He self published his first novel;Fate Cycle: Sins of the Past in 2004 and after taking a break has begun to release his work again starting with the First Light Chronicles series.Randolph Lalonde has sold nearly one hundred thousand eBooks to date, enough to keep writing full time. He is deeply grateful for his following of readers and strives to improve his skills to better entertain them. The Spinward Fringe Space Opera series has proven to be his most popular offering.He currently resides in Sudbury Ontario where he's working on his latest batch of creations and building a multimedia studio. The studio is already producing content, starting with the new Crewcast Radio show, a podcast based on Spinward Fringe and topics close to SciFi.Crewcast Radio can be found here: crewcastradio.comIn his diminishing spare time he drags friends into his basement to participate in podcasts on Crewcast Radio, an Internet podcasting network he created by reader demand. You can find episodes on the website: crewcastradio.com
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  • Posted May 9, 2012

    Fits well in the series

    Fits well in the series. Good plot twist

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2012

    Great side story and a must read.

    I wasn't sure what to expect knowing this was an offshoot of Spinward Fringe. I couldn't put it down, and like everything from Randolph Lalonde, this is just great storytelling. For those who may not be fans of Sci-Fi this would be a great series to explore. For those who are fans, what exactly are you waiting for? These will be classics I guarantee you!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Must read author!

    one of the best scifi writers out there. i match to AC Clark for storyline, action, science and charater development! you can never go wrong with Randolph Lalonde!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    OK

    I've read all of these books. This particular book is a seperate story from the author's other books but stil part of the overall series narrative. As such, it shouldn't be read without reading the other books in the series. It earns my 3 star rating, but just barely. As i've stated in other reviews, this author started out great with these books but they've been quickly running out of steam. It's past time he finished this tale and to move onto new ones.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    A touch confusing

    This one loosly connects to the rest of the series. It may make more sense once Broadcast 7 Framework is out. The story was enjoyable but not the best one that this author has written. If you're looking for your favorite characters you won't find them here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Must read for Spinward Fans

    Excellent bridge to the next story.
    Highly recommended

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

    Worth a read

    An offshoot of the Spinward Fringe series. Not quite as good as the others in the series. Tangential to the main series, provides another group of characters to the main story line.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    I cannot get enough of this series. This one just keeps me wait

    I cannot get enough of this series. This one just keeps me waiting on the edge of my seat to find out what happens to Jacob and his remaining crew. I wish Mr Lalonde would put these books out as fast as I read them. I have never found a series so captivating. I got into this one immediately but I still want Jacob back!!!! Please hurry with #7
    Thank you Mr Lalonde

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Avid reader

    I have really enjoyed all in the series up until now. I find the story continues to be very interesting but am disappointed at the increased use of foul language. The four letter words sorely detract from the enjoyment of the story in my opinion.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Sci fi

    Excellent sci-fi novel

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Highly recommend

    I have read all in the series and waiting for #7

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