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Tumbler
     

Tumbler

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by Brand Gamblin
 

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Libby Carter wanted to get away from it all, so she took a job mining asteroids as far out into the inky blackness as possible. However, her escape turned into a trap, leaving her stuck in indentured servitude, living on a tiny rock in space. As she tries to dig herself out, she gains friends and finds adventure.

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Libby Carter wanted to get away from it all, so she took a job mining asteroids as far out into the inky blackness as possible. However, her escape turned into a trap, leaving her stuck in indentured servitude, living on a tiny rock in space. As she tries to dig herself out, she gains friends and finds adventure.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940000794999
Publisher:
Brand Gamblin
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
267 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

A graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelors in Computer Science, Brand has been a video game programmer for the majority of his life, working for such companies as Microprose, Acclaim, and Firaxis. He is now working as a User Interface Programmer for a Network Security company.

He participated in the National Novel Writing month in 2008, and won with the novel Tumbler. Since that time, Tumbler has been made into a podiobook, and is actively seeking a publisher.

in 2009, Brand again joined in the NaNoWriMo, this time writing a Steampunk retelling of George Orwell's most famous work, which he has titled 1884. At the time of this writing, 1884 is still in development.

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Tumbler 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
David_Wuensche More than 1 year ago
There was a time when most science fiction on television was referred to as "westerns in space". Brand Gamblin's "Tumbler" falls in a similar vein, but does a better job of including a modern understanding of life in outer space. Tumbler tells the story of Elizabeth "Libby" Carter, a woman tricked into taking a job as a deep-space miner in exchange for a chance to work an asteroid of her own. Naturally, work is sparse and her rock leaves much to be desired. With a bit of amusement, the locals brand her with the nickname "Tumbler." Gamblin does a good job of helping the reader sympathize with Libby's predicament. She deals with many of the trials and tribulations that come from learning a new job in a new place just as any regular resident of Earth might with a mundane job. Her feelings towards her job and her co-workers change with time and experience, but it is her attitude that helps set her apart from her peers as the community deals with more than one difficult trial. On the scientific side, the mining company is certainly a plausible setup for an outer space commercial operation. The habitats, transportation, and mining operation are all very detailed. The only overly scientific quirks deal with the portrayal of weightlessness, and the lack of any mention of an airlock. Overall, a good read. The cover is particularly fitting, with the bored-looking Libby clearly unamused at the magnitude of her predicament. There are no over spelling or grammatical errors in this text. At 179 Nook pages, Tumber is a little on the short side for a $4.95 ebook. This was not a factor in this review, and the book was rated solely on the basis of its content.