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Affinity Trap: Book One of the Structure Series Paperback – 20 Sep 2005


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (20 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591023394
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591023395
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.9 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,592,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...rousing stuff..." -- SFX

"Plenty of twists and turns before the shock ending...gripping action and an interesting take on the whole addiction culture." -- Dreamwatch

"Sex with aliens is always tricky, and not just for the obvious reasons... In the best British SF tradition." -- The Guardian --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Martin Sketchley was born in Staffordshire and has been writing all his life. Having worked in retail and then catalogue publishing, he is now a freelance writer and editor. He lives in Birmingham with his wife and two children. THE AFFINITY TRAP is his first novel. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PB on 5 Sep 2007
Format: Paperback
I bought Martin Sketchley's Affinity Trap on the off-chance, but am glad I did. While this sort of science fiction has been done by many other people in the past, Sketchley brings his own style of darkness to the genre. The book is not so much about wars or the breakdown of society, but the struggle of the main character Delgado to overcome his own change of circumstances, and realising who he really is. Excellent.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kay Hawthorne on 20 Mar 2004
Format: Paperback
I thoroughly enjoyed this one - a tempting mix of Sci Fi, adventure and love story.
Main character Delgado is quite a deep chappy with a lovely sense of humour, and he's having to re-think his approach to life in The Affinity Trap. After becoming addicted Lycern's to alien pheremones, he finds he doesn't want to hand her over to Earth's military, which is a bit awkward since they sent him to rescue her in the first place. Trouble is, if she doesn't go to Earth and marry Commander Supreme Myson, war will break out between Lycern's planet and Earth, and millions will die.
Sketchley has a nice flowing style and a good eye for description. There's stealth attacks and shoot 'em outs, plot twists and sex scenes, all packed between the covers of Affinity Trap. Which means there's something for everyone. I'm certainly glad I took the chance on this new author.
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By Mr. A. Farooq on 5 April 2008
Format: Paperback
I thought the book had some nice concepts, but found Sketchleys writing amateurish. The only reason I made it to the end was that I genuinely did want to know what happened, but I was not impressed enough to read any of the sequels.

My problem with the writing was that it seemed rushed and ill thought out. There seemed to be descriptive or dialogue text in their which seemed out of place and just pointless.

Maybe he's improved in the later books, but I don't think I'll be giving up any of my time to find out when there are a lot better sci fi authors out there.
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Format: Paperback
I was going through a bad time at work when I picked up this novel so I really related to the hero. Delgado is the jaded pawn of a corrupt and vicious government. Once a shining star, he is now overlooked by the powers that be for failing to adequately tow the party line. A chance to prove his loyalty is the start of a sex and rockets adventure which takes you to exotic and unexpected places.
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Amateurish writing. I usually don't review books, but the writing needs much more polish. I'm surprised the editors didn't ask the author to tighten the plot and character building. It would have sufficed for a self published ebook. But having taken a chance on the paperback, foolishly brlieving a guardian review excerpt on the jacket, I'm disappointed.
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