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Pennsylvania Omnibus

Pennsylvania Omnibus [Kindle Edition]

Michael Bunker
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Young Amishman Jedidiah Troyer is now a traveler. He's signed up for an emigration program that is colonizing the planet of New Pennsylvania. He just wants to start a farm and homestead on affordable land in a new Amish community. Space pioneering isn't as easy as it sounds when you're "plain." Jedidiah and his new friend Dawn arrive on New Pennsylvania in the middle of a rebel uprising, and TRACE, the resistance group that is rising up against TRANSPORT, has taken on the mission of getting Jed from the City to the Amish Zone. Being a stranger in the old world doesn't even compare to being a stranger in a new world... a world that is at war and where nothing is what it seems.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2115 KB
  • Print Length: 431 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1497502756
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Refugio Publishing (29 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JMNI8Q4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #147,499 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Michael Bunker is a bestselling author, off-gridder, husband, and father of four children. He lives with his family in a "plain" community in Central Texas, where he reads and writes books...and occasionally tilts at windmills. He is the author of several popular and acclaimed works of dystopian sci-fi, including the WICK series, The Silo Archipelago, and the Amish/Sci-Fi thriller Pennsylvania, as well as many nonfiction works, including the bestseller Surviving Off Off-Grid. Michael was commissioned by through their Kindle Worlds program to write a serial in the World of Kurt Vonnegut. That book is entitled Osage Two Diamonds, and it debuted on Dec. 17, 2013. Michael was recently interviewed in a article that will give you more background and insight into his life and works...

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5.0 out of 5 stars An epic sci-fi tale with an Amish twist. 29 April 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Finally collected into an omnibus edition, Michael Bunker's Pennsylvania series was one of the breakout successes in recent months. The self-published work, originally split into five parts is now available as a whole novel, with a beautifully redesigned cover by Jason Gurley and amazing artwork by Ben Adams (both of whom recently worked on Hugh Howey's Sand)

It's an instantly entertaining sci-fi romp with an Amish twist as a young Jed Troyer decides to leave his Amish home to seek a better life in New Pennsylvania, a recently colonised planet, the farming and subsistence skills of his people providing an invaluable asset to the colonisation.

Soon after arriving however, Jed realises that things are not what they seem and he finds himself entangled in a long-running power struggle, becoming an unwilling fugitive, and discovering more than he expected about his past, present and future.

It's a well-crafted and engaging tale full of intrigue and mystery heightened by the protagonist's innocence and naiveté dealing with not only the outside world but another world altogether. What should be a straightforward trip suddenly turns in to an action-packed sci-fi thriller on a much grander scale than expected it soon becomes cleat that whatever the outcome, life will never be the same again for Jed.

Setting and characters are well-balanced and quickly established and thankfully uncompromising to both its subject and the genre. The plot is thick with a heady mix of tension, humour and excitement but never meanders and it's impressive just how much of this great story the author manages to pack in to a relatively short work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amish Sci-fi at its best! 12 May 2014
By J. Coe
Format:Kindle Edition
I've read some of Michaek Bunker's others works & liked them & was not disappointed with this...i loved this book! I found it very intreging & it kept me guessing until the very end.
Can't wait to see if there will be another book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Indie publishing done right ... 5 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Michael Bunker's omnibus edition is a thing of beauty, be it e-book or print.

The excellent story is a blending genres I've not come across in sci fi before and, oddly, it works. Think The Witness crossed with The Da Vinci Code but without the guided museum tour. Very few authors who invent their own genres can pull it off but Amish Sci Fi world surprisingly well without the usual stereotypes.

On the indie author front, Bunker also proves that self-published books can be even better than the ones produced by the Big 5 publishers ... the cover is gorgeous, the layout superbly accented by gorgeous exclusive illustrations ... this is a book you want to read then pass on, if only to show other people how it should be done. I'm already looking forward to visiting Oklahoma in the promised sequel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best travel guide ! 2 May 2014
By ingrid
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Sci fi that makes sense, and Amish at that. Gripping, exciting, did not want it to end, and yes, there will be more !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amish In Space. 21 Aug 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Right.........The Amish and Sci-Fi !!!!!!!!!!!
K, hooked right away, and not at all disappointed. The books well written and thought out, good characterisation.
So, am looking forward to many more books in the series.
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