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Alex White (5) (1981–)

Autor(a) de A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

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Obras de Alex White

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (2018) 554 cópias, 13 resenhas
A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy (2018) 158 cópias, 1 resenha
August Kitko and the Mechas from Space (2022) 117 cópias, 5 resenhas
Alien: The Cold Forge (2018) 93 cópias, 7 resenhas
Alien: Into Charybdis (2021) — Autor — 54 cópias, 2 resenhas
Revenant (2021) 50 cópias
Every Mountain Made Low (2016) 39 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Gearheart (2011) 9 cópias, 3 resenhas

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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
White, Alex R.
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Mississippi, USA
Locais de residência
Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Connor Goldsmith



[n.b. A ‘no star’ rating for books I review does not imply criticism—I rarely give ratings, as giving stars is an unhelpfully blunt instrument and all too often involves comparing apples with oranges.]

This was a solid, fun read. A sports celebrity, Nilah Brio is focused on the next big race and on her career, accepting any price that needs to be paid to reach each target; happily for Brio, most prices are out of sight and mostly paid by other people.

Mid-race, Brio has a bewildering encounter with the terrifying ‘Mother’ and is framed for murder, and falls into the rackety company of a bunch of salvagers. It is an environment that, while not personally hostile to Brio, certainly has no damns to give about her special status. It’s a very fast-paced adventure, with a lot of fight scenes which (despite these really not being a big draw for the present reader) are ingenious and engaging. There are a couple of romances (again, not a draw here) that manage not to slow down the pace, and are quite fun, and occasionally funny in their bristly way, as well as earning a LGBTQ+ sticker.

What is not entirely clear is why exactly everyone is so desperate to get their hands on the eponymous big ship. The Harrow was thought to have been destroyed, and can itself wreak terrible devastation, but it all feels a bit vague, as though the fact of the ship’s existing is reason enough; like Edmund Hillary saying ‘it was there’ when asked why he climbed Mount Everest.

But the pace of the action and the polished, if not remarkable, writing mean that it is easy enough to suspend the disbelief. The Big Bad—‘Mother’—is properly scary, and the overall world-building, which involves both detailed technology and mind-magic, is very well done, thorough and convincing. The characters are well-drawn, though so instantly recognizable—the egotistic darling of the sporting fraternity, the noir-ishly washed-up and betrayed treasure-hunter dragged into ‘one last job’, the bickering, loyal crew—as to seem not entirely three-dimensional. If not a new favourite, 'Big Ship…' is definitely worth a read.
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Bibliotheque_Refuses | outras 12 resenhas | Jun 13, 2024 |
Me ha gustado mucho, pero me ha costado cogerle el punto.

Kitko y Violet son personajes a los que coges mucho cariño pero inicialmente cuesta entrar en el ritmo y la sinfonía que desprenden. Eso sí, la mezcla de musica, mechas y space opera ha sido un aperitivo excelente y un modo de abrir el apetito a la futura segunda parte.
Cabask | outras 4 resenhas | Mar 27, 2024 |
Altogether no bad as far as Alien spin-offs go. On a side note , I find it kind of unlikely that Iran would be one of the major opponents in a 22 century space colonization efforts to America.
nitrolpost | 1 outra resenha | Mar 19, 2024 |
Aiiieeeeee, this was so good! My daughter was one of White's beta-readers and having loved the Salvagers trilogy, I had to read this as soon as I could.

Dive in, you won't regret it.
GordCampbell | outras 4 resenhas | Dec 20, 2023 |



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