- Title: Fringe Runner
- Author: Rachel Aukes
- ISBN: null
- Page: 378
- Format: Kindle Edition
The first novel in a new space adventure series only 99 cents for a limited time After the colonization of Mars and Europa, it took us fewer than five generations to reach beyond our solar system and discover new planets capable of supporting human life Too far away to be governed under Earth law, the Collective was formed Several hundred years later, the Collective ha The first novel in a new space adventure series only 99 cents for a limited time After the colonization of Mars and Europa, it took us fewer than five generations to reach beyond our solar system and discover new planets capable of supporting human life Too far away to be governed under Earth law, the Collective was formed Several hundred years later, the Collective has expanded to a thriving system of six inhabited worlds.Old captain Aramis Reyne and his ragtag crew on the Gryphon are runners, part of the Collective s interplanetary postal service They deliver mail and supplies to the farthest, darkest reaches of the system known as the fringe After a warship captain confiscates one of his packages, Reyne discovers a galactic conspiracy involving military leaders, secret organizations, fringe rebels, and pirates with the Gryphon s crew stuck in the middle The only way out is for Reyne to make an impossible delivery, and the entire Collective is at stake if he fails.
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Rachel Aukes has been officially added to my auto-buy list.Simply fabulous. If you like Firefly, you'll like this: Don't be deterred by the somewhat clunky prologue! It's there for a reason, and I promise that the rollercoaster starts right afterwards :)
Straight up sci-fi of the space opera variety. In many ways this read like a Syfy TV series, very episodic with flashes of high octane adventure. There is a bigger political conspiracy running in the background. Sorry romance lovers, no hearts and flowers, just itches getting occasionally scratched in fade-to-black detail. Rachel Aukes offers her typical fast-paced, lethal story-telling style. Thrilling action and creative world-building, with more than lip-service paid to the outer space settin [...]
(Autographed softcover gratefully received via Giveaway)In 2 words: Firefly lite.In 5 words: Fun space opera, not deep.In 10 words: Good fast tale of admirable pirates among worlds in conflict.POINTS FOR: older main character, differently-abled main character, no insta-loveFRINGE RUNNER is a 3rd person POV, action-oriented space pirate/opera tale with danger, intrigue, and very light humor. The setting feels slightly familiar: a future where the Haves and Have-Nots on several human colony wor [...]
Fast and fun space adventure. Heavily influenced by Firefly, but that's not a bad thing. Turn your brain off and just enjoy it!
When I first began reading this book it felt like home. The setting was so familiar, a ship full of honest space pirates in a post war Galaxy. I very much wanted it to fill the hole left by the concluding of Firefly, and in many ways it did.The characters are deep and flawed (just the way I like them) and they each have their own distinct personality. Aukes is great at dialogue and uses her characters to move the plot forward, but not so great at mystery and intrigue There were several moments w [...]
More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog surrealtalvi.wordpress/Fringe Runner is an enjoyable, if undemanding, read featuring likable characters and an expanding set of characters. The story starts small but by the second book will include quite a group to follow as the fate of worlds begins to hang in the balance. Author Aukes isn't afraid to kill off characters and there is plenty of action to keep readers invested.With this first book, we're introduced to key characters of a freight hauler cap [...]
I really liked this book! No cliffhanger here, just the great start to what promises to be an excellent new series. Great group of characters. I'm not normally one for political intrigue but there wasn't so much here that it bogged down the story, rather it bolstered it. Great space story of the "little guys" rebelling against oppression. Action, excitement, wonderful character interplay and good, solid writing. The audiobook performance was top notch with the narrator doing a wonderful job at c [...]
A COMPELLING STORYReynes is an old seasoned captain, struggling with age and his past. He and the crew of his Runner ship, the Gryphon, struggle to make ends meet delivering cargo and mail to the various colonies. When he's offered a contract to pick up a package, he jumps at the opportunity. But, he quickly learns that there are far worse things than being broke. They find themselves thrust into the center of a world of trouble that involves a nasty organism called the Blight, and a war for con [...]
Great funThis was a great sci-fi story. It kept me glued to the pages. I really liked it. I am looking forward to the next installment.
A nicely written sci fi book. I enjoyed the main characters and the plot twists. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more of the series. I won this book on and normally a space novel wouldn't be my cup of tea but I enjoyed this so much.
Great.Very good and different story . I didn't think I would like futuristic stories but this one was believable . Not stupid . I would recommend this author to all .
REYNE & HIS 'GRYPHON' CREW ARE CAUGHT UP IN TREACHEROUS SITUATIONSAugust 2, 2016Format: Kindle Edition|Verified PurchaseFive IMAGINATIVE Stars. "Fringe Runner" is an excellent SciFi novel by award-winning author Rachel Aukes, who wrote the "Deadland" series and it is Book 1 of her new 2016 Fringe Series. Said to be somewhat similar to the "Firefly" TV series, the opening scene where the captain and a crew member of the star freighter Gryphon are raiding a derelict is familiar, but all else b [...]
My original Fringe Runner audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Fringe Runner is the first book in a series called Fringe by Rachel Aukes. Humanity has spread beyond the solar system to inhabit six other worlds, governed by an organization called the Collective. But the struggle between the powerful Collective and the working class now threatens the peace. In this environment, Aramis Reyne is a ship captain focused on making enough money to make ends meet with his [...]
Pretty standard space opera fare. The last 10% of the story feels like the author got drunk and then wrote it. She goes from explaining little things, keeping it from being clichéd, to a snowball picking up speed as it goes down hill. My guess is she no longer wanted to write the book, got antsy, and then decided to wrap it up right quick. I'll probably buy the next one. Maybe, maybe not. I won't lose sleep if I never finish the series.
This was my first book by Rachel Auchs. I had no idea what I was getting into but it was all good. Solid characters you will root for. Betrayals and alliances you never saw coming. A carefully detailed future with politics, colonies, vile villains and complete mastery of the details. An author worth following.
Full review and more available at: oneguysguidetosp*****My Thoughts:Can I just start out this review by saying that I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into when it came to Fringe Runner. Let me tell you guys how many sci-fi or space opera books I had read previously none. Nope. Not a single one. Sci-Fi is not usually my bit. I'm as nerdy as they come. I love Star Wars, I can tell you all about space and astronomy (I went to Space Camp, for goodness sakes), but when it comes to Sc [...]
I found this book as one of the few sci-fi novels that was good from start to finish. A lot of them have really poor writing, character development, and other problems. This one had none of that. Oh, a few typos, but nothing seriously wrong.It's fast paced. It has an excellent storyline and a good beginning for the series. It is not a cliffhanger ending, but you get a sneak peek at the next books so you don't feel quite so deprived. This is going to be a great series and I'm looking forward to r [...]
If you haven't noticed I love Rachel Aukes' Deadland Saga, I haven't been singing its praises loud enough. So when I was asked to read and review her new book Fringe Runner, I jumped at the chance.And Fringe Runner is a great read!Obviously the Deadland Saga is better in my opinion (Zombies!), but Fringe Runner is a seriously cool SF adventure.Reyne is a cool lead character. He's not a virile cocky alpha dude, but instead an older seasoned captain, struggling with age and his past. His crew is v [...]
I won this book in a GoodReads give-a-way. This is a fine example of Space Opera. I really loved this book and can't wait to read the next installment due out later this year. In this one the crew of a Runner ship, the Gryphon, which is a ship that delivers cargo and mail to the various colonies, is set up after doing a salvage job to retrieve a package. They are stopped by a CUF ship and searched and their package taken before it can be delivered. Later they learn that the package contained a p [...]
It's not a "deep" book, but it does make you want to find out what happens next. It is full of action, sci-fi, and some mystery.This was an interesting book, set in the future, in a space system with new colonized planets and a new way to govern it. Basically, people living on the two main planets get everything, while everyone else does all the work and doesn't ever get much in return. There have been uprisings/wars, but it essentially left those two planets still in charge. The whole book is b [...]
This is a well written story with a tight plot. Although it takes place in space in the future, it is very believable. At the core is a struggle for power, as usual, with the oppression of most segments of the intergalactic population. The oppressed decide they’ve had enough and, in this first book of the series, come together to take action. The characters are well defined, and are, mostly, no-nonsense and straightforward as fits their circumstances and personalities. .The females are just as [...]
I'm still not quite sure how Rachel Aukes packed so much story into 6 1/2 hours, it went by way too fast! This novel has everything, interplanetary space colonization, space and class warfare and the perfect tarnished hero seventy-year-old Captain Aramis Reyne.Reyne's heads up a rag-tag band of misfits as they struggle to eke out a living salvaging from abandoned ships, his crew includes Throttle a disabled, ace pilot who is like a daughter to him and Six a wise-cracking but lovable lothario. I [...]
I’m a sucker for sci-fi. I saw Fringe Station on NetGalley, and emailed the author for a copy of Fringe Runner.Fringe Runner is an action adventure sci-fi story much like Firefly/Serinity. I’m glad we’re starting to see more sci-fi books written by women. There are quite a few now, and one other that comes to mind is Tammy Salyer, and her Spectras Arise trilogy.The characterization of the cast of characters in Fringe Runner is easy to understand, especially if you’ve seen Firefly, althou [...]
I won this book as part of a Giveaway. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a light fast paced introduction to the series. The only reason I took away a star is due to the fact I had some trouble connecting to the characters. I like them, I just am not committed to them, but would love to seem them even more fleshed out as the series continues. If you are looking for a light book full of action, adventure and intrigue, then I recommend this book. If you like space, then I recommend this book. [...]
This is a great start to a promising series. The universe it is set in is well thought out and interesting, and the author discusses politics while still being exciting. There is action from start to finish. The characters are well rounded and believable. There is a helpful glossary in the back of the book that defines some of the terms used in the story that are not self evident. I will be watching for the rest of the series to be published and plan on reading them as soon as they come out.I re [...]
Giveaway win. The description sounded good, so I thought why not enter. I am so glad that I did. It is an original story. I was hooked right away and read it straight through. I enjoyed this book very much. I look forward to more in this series. I have already begun recommending it to my friends and family. This book is on my re-read shelf, and while most books go a year or more between readings, this one will not. I can not state just how much I liked this book. If I could have given it more st [...]
This is a well written and fast paced book but it was beyond me to keep up with it. I found myself confused and off balance and finally gave up on it. Unfortunately it's not the kind of thing I could ever go back to without completely rereading it and I never do that. I'm disappointed not to finish it because I really liked the main character and I was genuinely invested in him and his ship, however I was completely unable to follow the other political groups and their machinations. I recommend [...]
This was a fun science fiction/space fantasy story. The characters were well-written and I could feel sympathy with their plight. The larger political plot is revealed as the characters just try to survive. The description of alien worlds and people were interesting and believable. I plan on picking up the rest of the series as I am able to. I want to know what happens next!I won this book via Giveaways.
This was a very exciting book. Just how I like my science fiction action.In Fringe Runner Aukes has created an excellent socio-political scenario as a backdrop to the real story, and to match that, a motley crew of misfits and ne'er-do-wells with pasts to their names. And a whole load of heart.Great action, fantastic villains and some surprises nestle in this story. For space opera lovers, with a good helping of space piracy.
This was a very entertaining book and a quick fun read. The book also lays the foundation for future books. The book revolve around a group of ordinary people placed in an extraordinary situation. Their response, and the actions of those around them tell the tale that people really don't change. The situation and technology may be different but it still comes down to the people.
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