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A Game of Battleships (Space Captain Smith) [Paperback]

Toby Frost
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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12 Aug 2013 Space Captain Smith (Book 4)
Attention! Isambard Smith and his loyal and noble friend, the psychopathic alien headhunter Suruk, are back in a fourth laugh-out-loud installment. In the 25th Century the future of the galaxy rests on a knife-edge. The actions of one man could save the British Space Empire, or leave Earth at the mercy of deadly legions of ant-people. That one man is Captain Isambard Smith, and Earth is in a lot of trouble. After blowing up a top-secret enemy base, Space Captain Smith and his crew deserve a rest. But their holiday ends when forces unknown destroy the robot convoy they were meant to be guarding. Smith finds himself in hot pursuit of a mysterious vessel that can pass through dimensions, incurring the wrath of the dreaded Grand Witchfinder of New Eden--which would be much easier to deal with if his pilot wasn't cowering under the dashboard and his spaceship wasn't infested with man-eating toads. Meanwhile, the Empire is gathering its allies to form a united front against alien tyranny. Unfortunately, the delicate negotiations have been entrusted to Major Wainscott, a man who knows no fear and very little about diplomacy or trousers. Once again, Captain Smith must summon all his courage to unite humanity behind the Empire. His quest will take him on a journey to face his greatest fears: from the depths of space, through Hell itself--and even to France.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Myrmidon Books Ltd (12 Aug 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905802773
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905802777
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Toby Frost is the author of the Chronicles of Isambard Smith.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spiffing 25 Aug 2013
By Velexor
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From the opening prologue in the style of a well known film of a book by Alistair McLean, this is Rip roaring stuff, but with lashings of humour. It's been a couple of years since the last full length tale of Space Captain Smith, his crew and a cast of supporting characters, but in my view the wait has been worth it. I laughed a lot and many an incisive barb made me give a wry smile. I would venture to suggest that this is Frost's most convincingly told tale to date and funny to boot. The introductory blurb on Amazon or the book cover tells you all you need to know about the plot line so I will not introduce any spoilers. Just blast off and enjoy the ride. God save the king and confusion to .... well, our enemies and our friends.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 19 Aug 2013
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An outstanding book and incredibly funny; barely a page goes by that something's not being mocked. In my opinion Toby Frosts best book by far, though the first three are incredible books too. If you like Science Fiction and Comedy (and the British Space empire!), then this is the book for you. I've no doubt these'll be classics before to long. Would definitely recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Expecting more 12 Oct 2013
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With every writer it seems they start out writing in a certain style that appeals broadly, creating many books readers love. The problem is that as their writing progresses, their style changes and loses a certain something that their earlier books had. This is my problem with this latest Captain Smith book. It doesn't have the 'something' that the previous 3 have. Don't get me wrong, it is still worth reading but be prepared to be left feeling it needed something.
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5.0 out of 5 stars These just get better and better! 7 Sep 2013
By Pete
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First thing. If these ever get made into a film please could Rick Mayall play the Hellfire?
I've now read three of the series in just over a week. (I would have read the other one (Wrath of the Lemming Men) but it doesn't seem to be available on Kindle
Love the characters don't have to worry about a plot. Basically it's Red Dwarf meets Hornblower. You start reading you are amused and entertained. What else do you need to know?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Space Captain Smith Returns 31 Aug 2013
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Excellent addition to the Space Captain Smith series. Very funny and up to the standard of the earlier novels. I really hope there is an audiobook release of this title.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sheer brilliance 16 Aug 2013
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I may have to sue Mr Frost for several broken ribs caused by being in hysterics for several parts of this book. By far and away the best one of the series so far, this chapter see's our intrepid and very British hero travel through the looking glass, oversee a galactic conference and win a sterling victory for the British Space Empire..whilst also keeping a stiff upper lip and consuming vast quantities of Tea. Its very not politically correct, and if you are of the French persuasion it may not be for you. Loved it!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spiffing as always 4 Jun 2014
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Another very funny romp through space with the gang, loved it had me laughing out loud the whole way through.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Game of Battleships Review 17 April 2014
By Benson
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Captain smith contiues his adventures. If you've read the others it's more of the same. All the spoof elements are there for you to recognise but don't detract if you're unaware of the source material. If anything the story was slightly stronger than previous books.

First one I've bought on Kindle, the formatting was fine although some text sizes didn't seem to fit very well. Odd gaps at the end of a line where another word would fitted in. I'm not sure but it seemed slightly longer than the other books in the series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull and mean-spirited
I have read the other three books in this series and found them average to fairly enjoyable - 3 stars. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Red Pike
4.0 out of 5 stars Another ripping yarn
Another ripping yarn straight out of the book of adventures for boys (in space). Once again the crew of the John Pym face untold danger and innuendo in the pursuit of expanding... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tony
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Future VSF :)
Not a lot to say here - its just plain brilliant. Toby catches the British stiff upper lip in a future Victorian sci fi setting perfectly. Read more
Published 5 months ago by ElGato
3.0 out of 5 stars 4th book in the series
This is the 4th book in the Space Captain Smith series, and it felt tired to me. There's only so many times you can hear about Tea and Morale Fibre before it gets wearing. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kodiak
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely spiffing!
The best book in one of the best sagas of epic galactic war ever, star wars is a stunted jester in comparison. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Rhys Cowdry-Howes
4.0 out of 5 stars Excruciating puns - just what I like!
Anyone who can manage to get Kenneth Williams, "Sandy" and Tiny Clanger into the same book deserves respect. And possibly medication, but who cares! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first three in the series.
I really enjoyed the first three books in this series but this book suffers the appearance of someone telling the writher, "The first three books sold well. Read more
Published 8 months ago by J. C. Edwards
3.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing sequel to a great book
The first Space Captain Smith is one of my favourite books to read. But with every sequel Toby Frost does, I am losing interest. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sparkleton
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner From Toby Frost
I picked up the first Space Captain Smith book (helpfully entitled Space Captain Smith) on a whim. I judged the book by its cover and just look at that cover art! Read more
Published 9 months ago by M. A. Woods
5.0 out of 5 stars Jolly Good Fun
Another rollicking romp from Toby Frost with Captain Smith doing his best to keep a stiff upper lip for the empire. Read more
Published 10 months ago by M. G. Chisholm
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