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Space Vulture Mass Market Paperback – 2 Feb 2009

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"What a time machine! "Space Vulture" takes me back to Alex Raymond's classic "Flash Gordon "comic strip and to all the other great science fiction adventures that thrilled me as a kid. The book is full of color, action, and fun. Gary Wolf and John Myers have brilliantly managed the neat trick of not only evoking a beloved genre, but actually surpassing it."---Stan Lee""Space Vulture" provides a rollicking good time with a spice of high camp and a moral underpinning far more sophisticated than the original space operas were ever capable of attaining."---Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, astronomer at the Vatican Observatory"Here's the pure quill, a real slam-bang heroic space opera written by men who haven't forgotten a beloved book they shared as boys. Read it, and have a thrilling adventure that would have been serialized in "Planet Stories"."---Gene Wolfe"When both the world and I were very young, there was nothing, absolutely nothing, like "Planet Stories" for young aficionados of blistering action science fiction. And now, believe it or not, it's back, under the title of "Space Vulture". It's a book, admittedly, not a magazine, but it still has the taste and feel and bouquet of the real thing. It's "Planet Stories, " fellas, come all the way back to roaring life again!"---William Tenn

About the Author

Gary K. Wolf is the veteran SF author best known for creating the character of Roger Rabbit in "Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, "the basis for the hit film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, " winner of three Academy Awards. He grew up in Earlville, Illinois, and now lives in Boston, Massachusetts.The Most Reverend John J. Myers was the Bishop of Peoria, Illinois, before being installed as archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, in 2001. He holds a doctorate in canon law and has written in that field as well as on theological and pastoral matters. He grew up in Earlville, Illinois, and now lives in Newark, New Jersey. This is his first novel.

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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book! 29 Sept. 2013
By jerry franklin - Published on Amazon.com
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I really enjoyed Space Vulture a whole lot. Actually it's one of the better books I've read in a very long time and I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes good old fashioned, pulp fiction from the Golden Age of Science Fiction. It's a whole lot of fun and I think that you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
5.0 out of 5 stars but I loved it. 2 Feb. 2015
By Katy Gordon-Eisenberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Very well written. Not my normal genre, but I loved it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Old Fashioned Goodness 19 Mar. 2015
By Svarog The Mighty - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Space Vulture is a great . Yes it's a bit cliche, it's a bit of rehashed material that's been done a hundred times, but it is also a story much akin to the good the bad and the ugly. There are really three main characters in this story, Space Vulture the evil mad pirate super bad guy, Victor Corsaire the uber good perfect smile heroic do gooder, then there's Gil, a con man out for himself and only himself who steals and cheats his way around the galaxy with his street smarts and devil may care attitude. The story is really about Gil. Gil finding a conscience, and finding a reason to care about people. Gil made this story worth reading. Gil made the story a tale about redemption. This book isn't bad, it brings you back to your boyhood dreams of space adventures, ray guns and rocketships.
5.0 out of 5 stars These guys have hit the perfect mix of over the top tech 14 Nov. 2014
By Changuita - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
THIS BOOK IS A MUST!!!
I have well over a thousand books in my library, and have read thousands more, and rarely does one ever find a book this entertaining. As other reviewers have said, if you knock this for being unrealistic or one dimensional you have completely missed the point. These guys have hit the perfect mix of over the top tech, archetypical hero and villain characters, and fun roller coaster plotting to keep you turning pages till the wee hours, and to bring the pulp space opera back to vibrant, pulsating,good timing life. This books only flaw is that it's not part of a series. Where is Space Vulture Returns/Revenge of Space Vulture/Space Vulture Strikes Back/ etc. etc. You get the picture...
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic old-school Sci-fi! 25 Jun. 2009
By Christopher Nelson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I really can't recommend this highly enough. I saw it on clearance at a local bookstore and just from looking at the cover, couldn't say no. I will say that given that one of the authors is an archbishop, it is darker than I would have expected. For those of you who may be turned off when you see an archbishop is an author (I know I was), know that it really isn't that bad. There were a few parts where a paragraph or so got bogged down with religious nonsense that was obviously the work of Myers, but then it was back to quality sci-fi.

There are many parts where undefined alien technology is casually mentioned. I love it, though some may find it cheesy, but hey, if you don't want cheesy, you aren't the target demographic for old-school sci-fi. ;)

The day after I finished it (which took only two days because I couldn't put the book down... would have taken one day, but I guess my one month old daughter needed to eat) I loaned it to my sci-fi-loving father-in-law, because I *had* to share this brilliant book.

Stop reading this and buy it. Now.
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