Alexander Outland: Space Pirate

Alexander Outland: Space Pirate

by Gini Koch
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Alexander Outland: Space Pirate 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Melhay More than 1 year ago
Alexander pulls Sixty-Nine into Thurge for a magma order, but when he hears the voice and one of the women that has been brewing to see Nap again, he high-tales it out of there to Herion. But in his rush to avoid one trouble he comes barreling into another. Ships have been vanishing around Herion space along with weird occurrences. Alarms in Sixty-Nine go off, but nothing is on the screen. Nap works his flying magic to land on Herion. Now grounded Nap has several different groups after him; to help them, or to kill him. Nap is the first to land in a very long time, and people are desperate to hire him, and the Pirate Armada wants to kill him since he is the only captain who could out pilot them but won't take orders either. Alexander is not a hero, he's a pirate...with morals...okay, low, but some, but he needs to stop the Armada if he wants to keep smuggling and pirating without a huge fee. And try to win the girl too. Right off the bat we learn Alexander Outland, Nap as his friends and the ladies call him, is quite popular with the ladies...good and bad ways. Alexander comes off as not always the smartest captain, but he always comes through! By the end of the book, I started to think it's all an act. People won't think you smarter than what you come across, so you can get away with many great things, and have fun at it. There is a whole universe created! Yes, this is so much bigger than a world. Koch creates a universe! This is wild! The first six chapters are quick and fast moving, yet we see a large universe is here. I got the feel we are getting just a bare glimpse of it, and I look forward to future books to see more. We are taken on a wild and fun ride with Nap and his crew. Just meeting them, and reading Naps responses to each is fun. And there is one he didn't even know about, until we get going in the book. Nap also seems to be a collector of lost souls, as he picks up a few extras along the way. All the characters have their own strong personalities, and abilities they bring to the story. No, they don't all get along, but they are wonderful to blend and clash together. Loved them all! I loved Nap, so fun. Slinkie is who I want to be when I grow up! Okay, so I'm already grown up, and not a Slinkie, but I loved her! Loved Governor. Oh, he holds a secret all his own. And Randolph, so smart! A genius. And Audrey! Audrey... she is a special case. ;) And all the people we come across, just fun! The story! It was fun! Thrilling! Adventurous! Nap and crew get into scraps and get out, barely. There are sexual innuendos through out the book, and comments. Like with Slinkie, about every time. But it's all in great fun, and I had to smile. Actually, this book had me smiling the whole time, and even rooting for Nap with Slinkie (even though I probably shouldn't have been). I loved the banter and the sexual tension Alexander puts into everything, a true man but fun. Then we have a few moments in not so...sanitary, places. lol. But it is all so funny! I've read it, and absolutely loved it! I loved this adventure and this crew! I CAN NOT WAIT for the next Alexander Outland book!!
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
OMG!!! I loved this story!!! I am so in love with Alexander Napoleon Outland aka Nap, or as he likes to call himself ‘The Outland’. Nap is to die for funny, witty, sexy and an all around good guy. There is no other captain I would want driving my pirate ship. Alexander Outland: Space Pirate takes us on a wild journey. Nap is the leader of a pirate ship, well pirate spaceship that is, that finds themself in the middle of a plot to take over the universe. And for some reason everyone is aiming for them. Just when they think they know what and who their enemy is after they learn that they are wrong. It will take every trick in Nap’s book and a little luck for Nap to keep his crew safe, save the universe and hope to win the hand of his lady love. Along the way Nap finds himself new crew members, new allies, a few new enemies and in more then one very stinky situation . Huge thank you to GJ Koch, for letting me read Nap’s book. I am totally in love with him. I am really excited to see what is next for Nap and the Sixty-Nine team. If you are a fan of sci-fi you really need to order a copy of Alexander Outland: Space Pirate. If you are new to sci-fi you should check out Nap’s book. It is a fun, witty, twisty and turny read.
SouthernSweetie More than 1 year ago
This isn't an ALIEN book, and Alexander Outland isn't Kitty Kat. Koch's sense of humor is there, but the heavy romance of the Alien books is absent. The Good: Funny, fast-paced, good character interaction. The Governor (my favorite character). The Bad: The world-building was fuzzy, there was no depth or seriousness, the main characters weren't ones you could love right away. Verdict: This is a good read for fans of the campy dime store fiction of yesteryear. Skip it if you want literary, Hard SF, or serious romance/erotica. Read it if you need a good laugh or liked Firefly.
LGildersleeve More than 1 year ago
This was a great romp through space with an interesting crew with definitive histories that influence their personalities, relationships, and the plot itself. The ending gets a bit convoluted with the various plot lines growing exponentially in the final 50+ pages; however, it does leave some plot lines free for an easy entry into a sequel. I laughed out loud repeatedly, which is always a good thing for something mocking the space opera genre. This one left me wanting more; hopefully the sequel won't be too long in coming.
pen21 More than 1 year ago
I finished this book and loved it. It is well written and drew me into the story and the characters at a perfect pace. Arki the scribe is a good narrator as we see the story through his eyes. I will be watching for the next book.
ReadingOverTV More than 1 year ago
What an absolute blast! Funny. Creative. An adventure. Loved it! A sci fi pirate romp that will keep you laughing. Great characters that I would love to join on another trip through the galaxy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seems a little "hokey" at first, but then the characters grabbed me and away we went!!! I read most all types of Sci-fi, including hard Sci-fi. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and seeing the next situation they got caught up in and the unforseen plots that come about. I'm fix'n to go hunt down the REST of whatever rest of the series there is!!!! Bye!
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Rita913 More than 1 year ago
Fans of Gini Koch will enjoy this one. Our hero has a lot of Han Solo in him. For fans of escapist fare, with no redeeming social value (my favorite type of book!).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need to read the next book in the series before I will be able to decide if this book was worth it.