Splintered Suns Splintered Suns

Splintered Suns

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Publisher Description

'Proper galaxy-spanning space opera' Iain M. Banks on Seeds of Earth

Action-orientated sci-fi with a spaceship crewed by rogues and scoundrels, perfect for fans of Star Wars, Firefly or Farscape

For Pyke and his crew it should have been just another heist. Travel to a backwater desert planet, break into a museum, steal a tracking device then use it to find a ship buried in the planet's vast and trackless sandy wastes.

Except that the museum vault is a bio-engineered chamber, and the tracking device is sought after by another gang of treasure hunters led by an old adversary of Pyke's, the devious Raven Kaligara. Also, the ship is a quarter of a million years old and about two kilometres long and somewhere aboard it is the Essavyr Key, a relic to unlock all the treasures and technologies of a lost civilisation . . .

'Splintered Suns splices new and old space opera, cyberpunk, quest fantasy and heist caper -- the maddest thing I've read since Van Vogt!'
Ken MacLeod

"Splintered Suns is a masterpiece of future nostalgia. All who love mischievous interstellar derring-do in pursuit of ancient relics of departed races as well as exotic panoplies of sentient species, all who love space opera should feast upon this generous novel. Let us revel in the admirable jaunty technicolour richness which Mike Cobley serves up so entertainingly-for this is how the universe ought to be"
Ian Watson, author of the Games Workshop Warhammer 40K novels Space Marine and The Inquisition War trilogy

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2018
4 December
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SELLER
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

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Unreadable

In my half-century of avid reading I've read thousands of books. I always give the author credit for their effort and read on to the end even if I don't fully enjoy the read. Only in a small handful of exceptional cases have I given up on a book before the end. This book, in all of the thousands I've read, stands I think alone - in that I never made it to the end of the first chapter. It is so diabolically bad. How did it ever make it to print?

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