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A Light In The Dark (Tales from the Deep Dark Book 1)

A Light In The Dark (Tales from the Deep Dark Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nathan Lowell
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When Captain Bjorn Gunderson docks with what he thinks is routine cargo, he embarks on an unexpected voyage. On a milk run from Welliver to Breakall, a tiny rock punctures his ship and leaves the crew adrift twenty-thousand years from home. With food, water, and air running out, a desperate crewman takes a reckless gamble, risking his life in a daring bid to find safety. What he finds instead puts them all at risk.

Join Captain Gunderson and his crew on the final voyage of the Solar Clipper Wanderer in book one of Tales from the Deep Dark -- A Light in the Dark.

An award winning producer of science fiction and fantasy podcasts, Nathan Lowell has produced eight novels totaling over 160 episodes and 70 hours of podcast fiction. Since 2008, four of his productions have been finalists in the Parsec Awards and his book--Captain's Share--won the 2010 Parsec Award for Best Podcast Fiction (Long Form). In 2010, Ridan Publishing began producing his work in paper and ebook formats. Those books are available online from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, the iBook Store, and from Ridan Publishing.

A Light In the Dark is the first of a series of novellas set in the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper. The series focuses on the happenings in and around a renegade outpost, a place outside the jurisdiction of the Confederated Planets--a place where the normal rules don't apply and where anything might happen.

Novel Nibbles are a series of shorter works offered in ebook only format for those who would like something to read on their smartphones and other small mobile devices. Coming in at around 20,000 words, they're shorter works for smaller screens.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 362 KB
  • Print Length: 78 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Durandus (22 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005E8YZF4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,666 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Vision
Format:Kindle Edition
If you already know Nathan Lowell's work you won't need to read a review - but if you're an SF reader who hasn't discovered Lowell yet, you're in for a treat.

Best to start with the Trader's Tales series, with Quarter Share - it's available in Kindle, on something called 'paper', or as a free serialised Podcast audiobook (highly recommended for those long car journeys). Forgive the author's deviation in the second half of Half Share if you don't like it, and you'll probably soon find Lowell in your list of top ten favourite authors.

A Light In The Dark is the first of (hopefully) many spinoff novellas set in the Trader's Tales universe. The humdrum everyday routine of life aboard a Solar Clipper is interrupted by a minor incident - but a minor incident in the Deep Dark can have major consequences.

Go on, risk the 89p. You won't regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The 'Dark' Side of the Deep Dark! 3 April 2014
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Really enjoyed this novella from the brilliant Nathan Lowell. The Solar Clipper series ended (there are more tales to come) so it was nice to have something new from Nathan who has now finished the Tanyth Fairport trilogy. Go read all his stuff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars traders tales 7 20 Mar 2013
By jazzman
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after listening to the 6 "Traders Tales" from found this story excelent, a great addition to th "tales". Thank you Mr. Lowell
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. 2 July 2012
By Stu
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Nathan Lowell is a great SF author and for 77p it's a bargain.
If you like this and drive a lot then it's handy to know that the trader tales series (also set in the Deep Dark) is available for MP3 players at (...)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff 7 Aug 2011
By Brandon Gamblin - Published on
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Nathan Lowell has written several novels in the "Solar Clipper" universe, where he shows the ordinary lives of people hundreds of years in the future.

This story, like the rest of his series, takes place mostly onboard a trading ship. While most of his novels spend time on day-to-day routine, this novella necessarily jumps directly into the action.

And this story has action; more than most Nathan Lowell novels, in fact. This story cuts directly to a survival nightmare, coupled with betrayal and a crippling attack.

I'll admit that I had philosophical differences with the author about the ending, but it says something that even if I don't agree with the resolution, I still give the book five stars.

Nathan has a propensity for describing libations, so I'll use a fluid argument. For a dollar, you could either get a couple sodas, one specialty coffee, a bottle of water, or a short story by a talented writer.

Only one of those will stick with you and give you something to think about.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes a snack is enough. 24 July 2011
By eugene & happy - Published on
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Nathan Lowell's magic is his ability to make everyday life into a story. In this short book, everyday life runs into a rather big snag - and some handle it better than others.

Space opera fans will enjoy an hour or two of reading voyage, and the filling in of a nice piece of the Deep Dark. Those of us who only read space opera because that's where Dr. Lowell insists on dropping his characters will enjoy the all-too-human reactions to "oh, crap, we're probably gonna die".

And some of us will be particularly tickled by the ending. You'll know who you are :).

Sit and read for an hour or two, and go back to your everyday life a little lighter. I did.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story 24 July 2011
By C. Griffin - Published on
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Nathan Lowell's "Solar Clipper" universe is a great one. I've been a fan ever since he started podcasting his "Share" series and this story brings back fond memories. This story is a must read for any fan of Nate's work, and is also recommended for anyone new to Dr. Lowell's work. This story stands on its own. I loved it!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nommy nibbles from Nathan Lowell 22 Aug 2011
By Paulette Jaxton - Published on
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A Light in the Dark is a novella by Nathan Lowell and takes place in his Golden Age of the Solar Clipper series. While not strictly a part of the Trader Tales series, it stems from a few paragraphs in Captain's Share and tells the tale of how Oden's Outpost came to be.

I read this one lazy Sunday afternoon while I was nursing a sour tummy on the couch, and really that's the best thing for a story of this length. It's just long enough to engage you (and take your mind off what ails you) but not too long to finish reading in an afternoon.

As with most of his works, Mr. Lowell fills this story with great characters, rich world building, and well paced plotting. You discover who these people are quickly and if some of the details of their back-story are missing that's actually a plus. I like the fact that the reader isn't given all the gory details of what's going on behind Captain Bjorn Gunderson's back, if it means we get to know him well enough to understand why he does what he does about it.

I liked this story a lot, and I'm looking forward for more of these nommy nibbles from Mr. Lowell in the future.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars That's why they call it a "nibble" 7 Aug 2011
By Thomas L. Pencek - Published on
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Just read the new offering from Nathan Lowell. A Light in the Dark is a nice diversion, clears up a few questions, and was a great way to revisit the Solar Clipper Universe. If you have read Nathan's other offerings, this will leave you wanting more, like a visit with an old friend should. Buy it and enjoy it if you have read other Stories in this Universe.
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