TRANSFERENCE STATION (Book two in the 'Sliding Void' series)
Are things finally looking up for Captain Lana Fiveworlds? She's managed to reach what passes for civilisation in the wild border systems of the Edge - Transference Station - the largest trading hub in the free worlds. With her ramshackle starship, the Gravity Rose, safely docked, she's now desperately searching for a cargo to stave off bankruptcy.
Lana's crew needs paying - including the amorous barbarian prince she rescued from a failed colony world. But her crew have other priorities: the ship's android, Zeno, is distracted by terrible secrets from his past, while her alien navigator, Polter, runs into trouble indulging his religious fervour.
If that wasn't enough, there's a deal available... but only from the dodgiest broker in a thousand planets. With rival starship captains looking to sabotage Lana for good, and a dangerous mission to a mysterious planet which is far more than the lies she's been spun, things can only get worse from here on in.
Lana Fiveworlds and her crew of misfits are still sliding void, just, but for how much longer?
Sometimes, the brown stuff piles up so high you need antigravity thrusters to fly over it.
Praise for Stephen Hunt's novels:
‘Hunt's imagination is probably visible from space. He scatters concepts that other writers would mine for a trilogy like chocolate-bar wrappers.’
- TOM HOLT
‘All manner of bizarre and fantastical extravagance.’
- DAILY MAIL
‘Compulsive reading for all ages.’
‘Studded with invention.’
‘To say this book is action packed is almost an understatement… a wonderful escapist yarn!’
‘Hunt has packed the story full of intriguing gimmicks… affecting and original.’
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
‘A rip-roaring Indiana Jones-style adventure.’
—RT BOOK REVIEWS
‘A curious part-future blend.’
- KIRKUS REVIEWS
‘An inventive, ambitious work, full of wonders and marvels.’
- THE TIMES
‘Hunt knows what his audience like and gives it to them with a sardonic wit and carefully developed tension.’
- TIME OUT
‘A ripping yarn … the story pounds along… constant inventiveness keeps the reader hooked… the finale is a cracking succession of cliffhangers and surprise comebacks. Great fun.’
- SFX MAGAZINE
‘Put on your seatbelts for a frenetic cat and mouse encounter... an exciting tale.’
- SF REVU
Novella - part 2 of a continuing, linked series.
THE SERIES SO FAR...
Part 1 - Sliding Void
Part 2 - Transference Station
Part 3 is coming soon
Age 15+ - mild violence and language.
READ THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE THESE AUTHORS...
Iain M. Banks
Orson Scott Card
James S.A. Corey
Peter F. Hamilton
Science fiction (space opera)
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About the Author
Stephen Hunt is a fantasy and science fiction author who lives in Spain and the UK. He is best known for his best-selling Jackelian fantasy series of novels from HarperCollins, also the publisher of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis in the UK. The Jackelian world is a fantasy adventure set in a far-future Earth where the passage of time has erased almost all memory of our current world from history. Electricity is now unreliable and classed as a dark power, with many of the nations of the world existing at a Victorian level of development and relying on steam-power, mechanical nanotechnology and biotechnology to survive and prosper. It is a world of strange creatures, flashing blades, steammen servants, airship battles and high adventure. Each novel is written as a stand-alone work, but share the same world and many of the same characters who criss-cross between the novels (a technique shared with fellow British fantasy author Terry Pratchett and his Discworld series). Foreign language and international editions of the six novels of the Jackelian series have been sold to Tor Books (USA), Albin Michel (France), Verlagsgruppe Random House (Germany), Enterbrain Manga and Anime (Japan), Edições Saída de Emergência (Portugal), Paidós (Spain), AST (Russia), and the Anhui Literature and Art Publishing House (China). Stephen maintains his own web site over at www.StephenHunt.net and when he is not writing, he can be found indulging in such interests as cooking, gardening, collecting comic-books, and building his collections of genre novels.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Hunt continues the Sliding Void series right where the first book left off. He gives us new insight into three of the main characters, introduces a few new ones, and continues to build the overall story arc. All done well. One strong criticism of this book is the apparent lack of editing and/or proofreading. Misspellings, poor word choices, and bad grammar all need to be addressed, especially since this is a decent series overall. I recommend it, but you must read the books in order. They are almost like a serialization of a larger narrative, not discreet and independent novels.
I read Sliding the Void 1 & now just started 2. I am already getting antsy to see 3 waiting for me to jump in as soon as I'm finished. Oh woe is me. ;~?