Terminal Alliance

Terminal Alliance

by Jim C. Hines

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756412753
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Series: Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse Series , #1
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 67,348
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jim C. Hines is the author of numerous fantasy novels, including the Magic ex Libris series, the Princess series of fairy tale retellings, and the humorous Goblin Quest trilogy. He's an active blogger, and won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. He lives in mid-Michigan with his family.

Rebecca Mitchell is a performance artist and classically trained vocalist, as well as a professional host, emcee, and personality. Her natural flare for the dramatic, coupled with her love of being in the studio, brought her to the world of narrating in 2013.

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LIEUTENANT MARION “MOPS” Adamopoulos, commander of the Shipboard Hygiene and Sanitation team on the EMCSPufferfish, switched off the translation of a nineteenth-century human history textbook she’d been reading and focused her attention on the alert icon on her monocle. “Go ahead.”
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Terminal Alliance 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Reddjena More than 1 year ago
Jim C. Hines is one of the best authors in SFF right now as evidenced in this latest series that published late last year. I’m more of a fantasy reader usually, but sometimes science fiction titles really grab my attention and won’t let go. That’s what happened with this fun, cynical read! Just look at the series title: Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse. I love it! And the author did a great job balancing science, janitor jargon, intrigue, and action. There were looks of interesting aliens. And a fun look at how Earth’s human population fell into a feral state. A fascinating aspect of this book was the use of pronouns. Various alien species were treated differently according to their preferences. One of the main characters uses they/them/their always. There was another race that doesn’t recognize gender, so a conversation alternates female and male pronouns. A third race uses zie in place of gender. And except for giving a brief reasoning for each use, the text doesn’t call attention to it. It’s just accepted. I did occasionally get lost in the science jargon but never for very long. I think there’s enough to give meaning to the crew’s actions and the universe overall, but not so much that readers will dnf because they can’t follow along. I loved this snarky crew and can’t wait to see what other mysteries they uncover in book 2!!
KriisGaia More than 1 year ago
Terminal Alliance, set in the far future when an alien race, the Krakau, has helped humans overcome a disease which rendered them feral. In gratitude, the humans now work alongside the aliens, or at least that’s what the humans believe. Enter Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos. Mops is the Lieutenant in charge of Shipboard Hygiene and Sanitation on the Earth Mercenary Corps Ship Pufferfish. Yep, she is pretty much a Space Janitor. While suited up to perform some of their sanitation duties, her team are the only ones not infected by a bioagent released after docking with another ship. All of the humans have reverted to their previous feral state, and all of the Krakau are now dead. The Command Crew, as on all Earth Mercenary Corps Ships, is entirely Krakau. Pretty much all ship systems are designed for them as well. It is up to Mops and her crew to round up the feral humans, hopefully before somebody tries to eat somebody else, and get everybody to safety. But of course, in every good novel, things never go that easy. They discover that the virus was released intentionally, and realize that no one will believe them. So now they have to prove it before taking the ship back home. Learning to fly a ship is hard enough, but learning one which was designed for another species is infinitely more difficult. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the misadventures they had in learning the alien ship systems. Quirky, Fun, Thoroughly Enjoyable Naturally, you have a lot of questions right from the beginning. I found the questions just kept me wanting to know more about what was going on and why. I found the characters to be quirky and fun, thoroughly enjoyable. While I have never read any of the other novels by the author Jim C. Hines, I do look forward to reading more in the “Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse” series and others he has written. Reviewed for LnkToMi iRead in response to a complimentary copy of the book provided by the publisher in hopes of an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It’s a bit hard to get through the first few pages of world building, but the story is a fun ride after you do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was a real page turner. This is the first book of Jim C.Hines' work that I've ever read, and I'm pretty sure I'll stick around to see what the crew of EMS Puffer Fish will be up to next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While it's marketed as a comedy, it's more of a straight sci fi story. Sure, there is an occasional chuckle, but it's still worthwhile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting, and amusing, read. Just the right balance of sci-fi, adventure, and comedy. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great world building, characters as always are likeable people you want to root for, with emotional depth and interesting quirks, intelligent handling of science quagmires and mcguffins. This book made me smile a lot even when not outright laughing, but the humor never gets in the way of the story, it just enhances it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Follow a small group of janitorial staff led by a kick-ass female lead as they uncover the secret behind human zombies and fight to save their tentacled overlords. If you haven't picked up a Jim Hines book yet, and you're a sci-fi fan, this is a good place for you start. I have probably read 97% of all the works he's published and trust me, they are all worth binge reading!