Artifact Space (Paperback)Miles Cameron (author)
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Out in the darkness of space, something is targeting the Greatships.
With their vast cargo holds and a crew that could fill a city, the Greatships are the lifeblood of human occupied space, transporting an unimaginable volume - and value - of goods from City, the greatest human orbital, all the way to Tradepoint at the other, to trade for xenoglas with an unknowable alien species.
It has always been Marca Nbaro's dream to achieve the near-impossible: escape her upbringing and venture into space.
All it took, to make her way onto the crew of the Greatship Athens was thousands of hours in simulators, dedication, and pawning or selling every scrap of her old life in order to forge a new one. But though she's made her way onboard with faked papers, leaving her old life - and scandals - behind isn't so easy.
She may have just combined all the dangers of her former life, with all the perils of the new . . .
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 232 x 152 x 50 mm
Now I've read Artifact Space I know what it's really going to be like serving aboard an armed interstellar merchant ship, with a smart lead character as my companion. Can't wait for part two. * Peter F. Hamilton *
Take an extremely likeable hero, throw in a clever and engaging re-mapping of real-world naval aviation procedures onto a detailed futuristic canvas, then wrap the whole thing up in a satisfyingly mysterious universe with some intriguing aliens, and you have a winner! * Alastair Reynolds *
A superb military science fiction adventure, in a fascinating universe * Garth Nix *
With all the thrills and intrigue of classic Space Opera served with a very modern heart, Artifact Space is a wild and hugely entertaining story * Edward Cox, author of THE RELIC GUILD *
I loved Nbaro. I loved her crew. I loved their ship, the Athens, and I loved every page of this book. Miles has done something extraordinary here, fusing space adventure and war-time camaraderie with gritty, day-to-day detail in a way that makes the future feel like history in the best way possible * Nicholas Eames, author of KINGS OF THE WYLDE *
Fabulous. Fans of Star Trek the Next Generation looking for an intriguing modern space opera to fall in love with are in luck! * Sebastian de Castell *
'Artifact Space is THE premiere epic space opera to have on your summer reading list. Cameron pulls no punches with razor-sharp prose, fast-paced storytelling, universe-scale world-building, and a cast of characters you can't help but root for. Cameron fans and sci-fi fans alike are in for a real treat * FanFi Addict *
An excellent military space opera that serves up the feel of an old-school galactic adventure in a refreshing and cutting-edge style that's fiendishly addictive to read * Jeremy Szal, author of Stormblood *
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