- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 540 KB
- Print Length: 169 pages
- Publisher: Green Nebula Publishing; 1 edition (2 Feb. 1999)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005DLKX4Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #568,165 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Six Against The Stars: Book 1 (The Six Against The Stars duology) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
There are numerous references to other SF, and it's entertaining trying to work out what reference is from what source. This is unobtrusive, and wouldn't get in the way for new SF readers.
So, why shouldn't you buy it? Because the book ends abruptly, and it's intended to pull you in to the second book - which certainly worked as far as I was concerned. The problem is that the book, at the time of writing the review, is only available in two forms: Book 1, priced at £1.98, and the two book set, priced at £3.96. Fair enough - two books cost twice the price of one book. On Kindle at present, however, you can't buy Volume 2 on its own. So, if you like the book and want to read book two, you need to buy Book One again!
This is probably an oversight, but it means that, if you think you might like this book (and why else would you buy it) then you'd save £1.98 by buying the two book set instead of buying the first book, and then buying the two book set!
Six against the stars is 'old school' SF, with a disparate and mis-matched group of heroes on a quest to solve a mystery that is going to reward each of them with their life or their freedom. What kept me going was the depth of the characters, despite them sometimes seeming to be parodies of their archetypes.
I liked the story, which I thought stayed light and mobile
The only MAJOR downside is that you cannot, apparently, get hold of the second volume except in a double-priced omnibus edition, which seems fairly daft as I dont really want to pay for the first book twice.
Well written, new technology is introduced without endless reams of specifications.
Characters are good and humour is excellent.
Will be buying part 2.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I bought the first one but to get the second I have to buy the first one again.
I'm not paying you twice jerkwad.
Other than that it's a good story and worth the read.