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Origins (Spinward Fringe Book 0) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Randolph Lalonde
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It is the distant future and one man, Jonas Valent, is letting his life slip by. He is employed by Freeground station as a port traffic controller, a job he took after completing a tour in the military. His only real joy in life is his participation in true-to-life military simulations with a cadre of friends who come together regularly to defeat challenges made to test the brightest military cadets and officers alike. These restricted scenarios stand as an addictive preoccupation that is so enticing that they ignore the potential repercussions of breaking in to participate.

When someone betrays their identities to the Freeground Fleet Admiralty, Jonas and his friends are faced with a far greater challenge: to venture out into the more populated regions of the galaxy to acquire technology and knowledge. They are tasked with laying the groundwork for the Freeground Nation in their efforts to reconnect with the rest of humanity, and to secure the armaments they might need to defend themselves from encroaching enemies.

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins is a collected trilogy that chronicles the early adventures of an ambitious crew. Their leader, Jonas Valent, has the least to lose and everything to gain as he tells the tale of his first tour as Captain of a ship tasked with making allies and discovering new technologies for the good of his people. This simple mission becomes more complicated as the crew ventures further into the settled fringes of the galaxy.

This trilogy spawned the best selling Spinward Fringe eBook series. This is where it all began, when one man was challenged to aspire for more than an idle life.

A Space Opera Adventure enjoyed across the globe by all ages.

Biographie de l'auteur

Born in 1974, Randolph Lalonde has worked in customer service, sales, played drums for several heavy metal bands you've never heard of, dealt blackjack in a traveling casino, and serviced countless computers. He's also owned businesses in the design, printing, collectible and custom computer fields. He completed writing his first novel in the fantasy adventure genre at the age of fifteen and has been writing ever since. He self published his first novel; Fate Cycle: Sins of the Past in 2004 and after taking a break has begun to release his work again starting with the First Light Chronicles series. Randolph Lalonde has sold thousands of eBooks to date, enough to keep writing full time. He is deeply grateful for his following of readers and strives to improve his skills to better entertain them. The Spinward Fringe Space Opera series has proven to be his most popular offering. He currently resides in Sudbury Ontario. In his diminishing spare time he reads voraciously, tinkers with design, video editing and reviews the occasional film or television show. A science fiction and fantasy fan, he often comments on the state of the entertainment industry on his website, www.randolphlalonde.com.

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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Quel pauvre style ! 5 janvier 2012
Par fakoun
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Hélas l'auteur ne sait pas écrire ! Couplé aux descriptions monotones et sans fin de la façon dont un équipage hyper performant répare et transforme en deux temps trois mouvements et avec 4 sous un vaisseau bon pour le rebut en une machine de guerre qui terrorise la galaxie, ce petit défaut va m'empêcher de lire la suite des aventures du Capitaine Vallent.
Ce livre est self published et on comprend pourquoi aucun éditeur n'en a voulu
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Not a masterpiece but a good start 4 janvier 2011
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I downloaded this book 2 days ago and have read through the trilogy at a good pace, a testament to the readability of the stories and the author's writing style. The stories and writing style are not so "mature" as some renowned sic-fi authors, a point Mr. Lalonde recognises and acknowledges in his afterword, a nice touch. I've enjoyed the stories and have downloaded the next 2 books in the series. I look forward to reading them.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 This really needs to be a TV series!!!!! 28 janvier 2011
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
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If you like sci-fi, if you like humor, if you like action, if you just love a really great book, I cannot recommend this first Broadcast in the Spinward Fringe series, enough. I have been thoroughly enjoying the universe that Randolph Lalonde has created, and now that Amazon is letting the author release this for free, all I see are more readers being drawn in to his world and an ever growing fan base. Be prepared though. It really isn't free. You will find you will HAVE to go and purchase the next Broadcast in this wickedly fun space romp! Then you'll need the next one, and the next ... :) I cannot wait for more from my new favorite story teller!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Loved it! 5 février 2011
Par Sarah Okeefe - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I spotted this book with high reviews on the Kindle bestseller list and FREE, so I'm late to the party. After reading the whole thing, I immediately downloaded the next two books (and paid for them!). So good, I am willing to pay money to read more.

The genre is best described as space opera, in the general vein of Star Trek and Serenity/Firefly. It's entertaining and occasionally hilarious, but there are also Scenes that Make You Think. Best of all, the author made me care about the characters and want to find out more about what happens to them.

I want to commend the author for delivering high-quality, well-edited prose. That shouldn't be cause for celebration, but these days it is.

Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys light science fiction.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Weak even by cheap Kindle sci-fi standards 6 avril 2012
Par Aphotog - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Basically, the first 15% of the book is pretty good, then nothing much happens for the next 75% while the crew refits and upgrades their spaceship. Then, in the last 10%, there is a muddled space battle and the crew is declared heroes.

The long, tedious middle section of the book is made even more painful by at least a couple of department head meetings where the captain goes around the table and has each head report on progress, which go on for page after page. If you love such meetings at work, then this book is for you.

As other reviewers have noted, the premise of this book requires superhuman suspension of disbelief. In short, a group of dedicated video game players hacks the government's most super secret war gaming computer, and when they are caught, the government is so impressed with their skill that they are given a real warship to cruise around the galaxy in to look for things that they find interesting. Oh, and to ensure the success of their mission, the admiral assigns her drop dead babe daughter, the best engineer in the fleet of course, to the gamers' spaceship. Needless to say, she quickly hooks up with the captain. You have to admit, this is the kind of plot any 15 year old guy could make up while bored in social studies class.

I've read a lot of great and well written science fiction over the past 50 years, and it is hard not to conclude that there is no substitute for a good editor, or just an editor. Like most of the cheap Kindle sci-fi I've read, this book contains a lot of dialog that would not make it past an even semi-comatose editor.

Most of the book's 5 star reviews, and especially those by its apologists, say that it should be viewed as just a fun, easy, breezy read. Since I found it to be long and tedious, I don't plan to read any of the subsequent books.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Interesting ideas, not ready for paid distribution 26 avril 2011
Par Yoshi - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Lots of good ideas here for a space opera. Reading this book is like reading a draft manuscript written by a friend of a friend who tells great stories and wants to be a writer, but never quite learned to write. The plot is compelling, with interesting ideas and a lot of "fire the antimatter torpedos" kind of action. I love the corporate-controlled worlds, and the thin legal shell around corporate annexation. It's hard to get past the inane dialogue, with its middle-school-level banter and the inept execution. Sometimes I had to skip ahead to see who was talking, and too often, it was inconclusive. The book is riddled with abortive plot lines that should never have made it past an editor, and equally riddled with grammatical errors so flagrant ("Her and Anya went ...") that a literate child would cringe. I haven't seen so many comma splices ever in a published work. I think the author made a good decision to offer this book for free. As a free book, and an exploratory foray into the world of fiction, it is an embarrassingly enjoyable read. I read it all, and enjoyed the story despite the book's many flaws. But in the world of varsity fiction, this is club team work. I give it three stars for great ideas and an enjoyable free read, but it is very, very far from commercial fiction.
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