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Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0 reader Þ First Light Chronicles Æ gymapparel ✓ [Reading] ➿ Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0 (First Light Chronicles, #1-3; Spinward Fringe, #0) By Randolph Lalonde – Gym-apparel.co.uk ASIN B004EPYUXA moved to the recent edition here and then hereIt is the distASIN BEPYUXA moved to the recent edition here and then hereIt 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 Spinward Fringe ePUB #10003 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 enticin I want to start by saying I got this for free from KindleIf I could give half stars this would really be a 25 star rating It is just slightly below a 3 star but not a 2 star WhyWell there are parts of the book that have a good solid story line that kept me engrossed and looking forward to getting ont he train so I could rad some On the other hand there were parts that were just very ordinarily written that became un realistic The romance between characters at times maybe wonder if the author had their 15 yr old niece write parts it was naive awkward and just not believable Dramatic scenes where the whole ships future lay in a meeting of the key personel and the captain is massaging the engineers feet The breakdown of command structure was to unrealisticOne other issue I had was that I found that in interacting with other characters usually enemies the characters tended to give up way to much information to freely There were whole scenes of power play where the antagonist would give up their world domination plans just because they were asked I found that lazy it was almost like the author couldn't be bothered writing in a realistic way that the character could have gained this knowledge On a positive the story was solid and interesting i certainly developed a sense of who the major characters were and what their personalities were like I can see how the series could play out from here and there is enough there to imagine it would be a good read I doubt I will be buying the next series but if you like your space opera and romance with your characters then you'll probably enjoy it

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0 First Light Chronicles #1 3; Spinward Fringe #0ASIN BEPYUXA moved to the recent edition here and then hereIt 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 Spinward Fringe ePUB #10003 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 enticin I want to start by saying I got this for free from KindleIf I could give half stars this would really be a 25 star rating It is just slightly below a 3 star but not a 2 star WhyWell there are parts of the book that have a good solid story line that kept me engrossed and looking forward to getting ont he train so I could rad some On the other hand there were parts that were just very ordinarily written that became un realistic The romance between characters at times maybe wonder if the author had their 15 yr old niece write parts it was naive awkward and just not believable Dramatic scenes where the whole ships future lay in a meeting of the key personel and the captain is massaging the engineers feet The breakdown of command structure was to unrealisticOne other issue I had was that I found that in interacting with other characters usually enemies the characters tended to give up way to much information to freely There were whole scenes of power play where the antagonist would give up their world domination plans just because they were asked I found that lazy it was almost like the author couldn't be bothered writing in a realistic way that the character could have gained this knowledge On a positive the story was solid and interesting i certainly developed a sense of who the major characters were and what their personalities were like I can see how the series could play out from here and there is enough there to imagine it would be a good read I doubt I will be buying the next series but if you like your space opera and romance with your characters then you'll probably enjoy it

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Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0 (First Light Chronicles, #1-3; Spinward Fringe, #0) È Les 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 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 than an idle life A Space Opera Adventure enjoyed across the globe by all ages I confess I’d become selective over the past few years having been disappointed in science fiction of the space opera variety Converse perhaps I’d read trilogies like Karin Lowachee’s set of three Warchild Burndive and Cagebird that I’d really loved They had characters with backgrounds and complexities that worked for me I’ve been a long time fan of all kinds of sci fi howeverSpinward Fringe Origins is the type of sci fi that isn’t just for picking up when you have a few moments It’s the kind you specifically set time aside for You find your favorite spot have a few snacks or a beverage nearby and you sit back and enjoyLalonde particularly has the gift of setting a scene which places you firmly in his universe and from the first sentences I was excited and pleased as the story moved along at a good clip and the writing was solid I suppose I would describe it in a science fiction y way for I felt like I was suited up in space slowly observing the amazing orchestra of celestial bodies take place all around me A great plus for me also was although the series is still on going there are plenty of ebooks in the series I’ve not read so I have much entertainment to which I can look forwardTo read this full reviews and many others you're welcome to visit my reviewinterview site Flying With Red Haircrow epub à First Light Chronicles í Randolph Lalonde

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Randolph Lalonde í #13; Spinward Fringe text G 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 populated regions of the galaxy to acuire 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 Origins is a collected trilogy that chronic Let’s start I give the overall series 45 stars this book 35 4 starsRandolph LaLonde is an Independent Author and this series is his most successful books yet According to the bio on his website he’s selling enough of these books to stop working and become a full time writer A rare success story though surely not the only one This book is proof that there are gems to be found in Independently Published books if you are willing to look for them And he’s Canadian not that there’s anything wrong with thatThis is the first book of the long running series It’s actually an omnibus of three novellas originally sold independently then edited and put under one title It effectively reads like a single novel and it’s very entertaining This isn’t “Classic Science Fiction” It’s not “Hard Science Fiction” like “Pandora’s Star” or “Space Odyssey 2001 It’s not Science – Fantasy either like Star Wars and though it closely resembles Space Opera like Battlestar Galactica 2005 TV show I’d say it’s not a perfect fit there either To me this represents the best aspects of the Indie book revolution A publisher might take a chance on it because it’s good and any idiot can see that but many publishers might pass on it because it is written to the author’s own formula not one that they can use to group it in a genre or sub genre so for marketing purposes Though there may be better Indie books out there and certainly it’s difficult to compare across genres I think this is the best Indie book I’ve read to date Yes I liked Wool – Hugh Howley very much but for me this was entertaining SynopsysThe story starts with a small group of “gamers” some of whom have never met face to face hack their way into the Freeground Military Academy computers to have a go at their Sims or computer simulated wargames They form a team and wind up posting higher scores than the Academy Cadets and even the seasoned instructors Freeground is a nation of peoples that live in open space on huge space station They’ve developed their own independent government and even established some colonies of their own They had to break away from the evil Super Corporations of the high tech money and power driven Futuristic galaxy wide space faring society that govern most of known space outside of the Solomani Rim and Core Worlds that are earth bound in their government and society Freeground has been in a constant state of war against the corporate controlled worlds for as long as anyone can remember and even though they have defeated one major corporate player like the hydra another rises to take its place and the battle continues Isolated In the struggle the Freeground government realizes that it’s falling behind the corporate worlds in a lot of their technological advancements Even though they do some things better than anyone in the galaxy they know that they will eventually fall so far behind that sooner or later they will not be able to counter the next threat So what do they doScrew the prime directive Take that Star Trek They take these “out of the box thinkers” and instead of throwing them in prison they draft them into the militaryyou know one of those “offers you can’t refuseno I mean it you CAN’T refuse it” kind of offers After a uick test to see how “reliable” they can be under conditions that closely resemble actual battle they give the new “recruits” the latest technological miracle space ships and send them on an all expense exploration of the galaxy tasked with finding all things tech and bringing them back to Freeground Yes feel free to work as a mercenaryor as an ambassador of good will hell even a free trader if you want just get us something we can use FAST Then they push them through the wormhole and their off hmmm ” We’re off in outerspacePro tecting mother EarthTo save the human racechorusStarstarblazers Through all the fire and smokeWe will never give up hopeYou can’t defeat all our dreams” Oh sorry I was overcome by a flashback of Spagetti Japanese Anime’ from the 1970s Starblazers And that show has nothing to do with this other than it was also a really cool idea for a story Involved a complex set of characters even if every character on in the cartoon did talk like a Shatner Inspired Captain Kirk impersonator on helium and defied every military rule and protocol in the book This book is better than Starstar Blazzers I’ll stop there with the synopsis because I hate giving away too much in a story Characters Characters are one of the story’s strengths I found them a bit sketchy at first but over the course of the telling their backgrounds came out so that didn’t matter What mattered how much “character” came out of the characters Loyalty Love Courage innovation desperation motivation all of those things that some writers force into their characters felt natural and well developed here Jonas Valent the leader and main focus of most of the books surrounded by a core group of well developed supporting cast that could and did often take up the starring role of the story when needed without missing a beat He treated female characters with respect and euality both by giving them diverse personalities and lifestyles but also giving each role eual importance in the grand scheme to any male role They weren’t just window dressing They were effective leaders and experts at their jobs They were innovative creative thinkers and when needed they were effective courageous tooth and nail fighters Min Chu Buu the wise cracking Wing Commander Oz or Ozark McPatrick the 2nd in command and security chief Ayan the sexy hot chief engineer and sexy genetic freak with an English accentsure she’s genetically enhanced but the accent nevermind maybe it’s a Colonial Guy thing Laura the number 2 in engineering and shield expertI could go on Even the ship and the crew were an effective “character” to keep the story going Of course we cannot forget “Alice” the Artificial Intelligence that has been riding in Jonas’s command and control device on his wrist since he was 17 years oldohhh I bet she can tell some stories on him Loved the charactersOh and a safety tip don’t ever call Jonas Valent Jonas Valentine if you enjoy having that olfactory organ on your face intact that is World Universe Building – it was a smooth transition from world group to world group LaLonde did his best to use transportation techniues that stand up to scientific if theoretical scrutiny If you know anything about the true possibilities of space travel you know that the vast distances of space look impossible to crack even in the midrange future Wormholes hyperspace thrust engines all probably borrowed from the classic Sci fi of our era but also the only viable ways of getting from one galaxy to another The weapons and weapon systems were high tech and complex but not impossible to understand He found a way to make some of the technical details less sticky and practical so that most anyone could understand and enjoy them It wasn’t hard to imagine corporations running the show This isn’t a completely original idea but it’s something that has been around since before the East India Trade Company in some form or another The modern view of corporations as unfeeling units with plug and play executives seeking the bottom line for profit power and feasibility at the expense of citizenry makes a good comprehendible villain They even feed off of each other’s missed steps like alligators Think Google vs an evil Microsoft corporation or Saturn vs the Automotive industry Google and Saturn being the good guys free ground There are even alien races who are interesting and in some cases familiar ThemesThe Love Story – Wonderfully cozy sad and unintrusive enough to keep those hardliner anti emotion spok type Techie trekkies from going”Eeeewww girl stuff “ Yet enough for the Sci Fi Romantic heart to take hold ofif only for fleeting momentsHeroes – Jonas and his crew are Heroes you can count on to be heroeseven with their human earthly faults Pobodies Nerfect – Heroes yes always wining always rightnot so much Though they win most of them LaLonde isn’t opposed to his heroes screwing things up miscalculating or getting themselves into hot water without helpWar Story – The parts of the story devoted to ship to ship battles fleet against fleet battles gunfights and the like are exciting and if not realistic surely entertaining and close enough We’re talking sci fi anyway The war tools of the future on display are fun creative and thoughtfulThinking out of the box – This group is a non military unit with a military chain of command I think LaLonde might have floundered if he had to make this a tried and true military that these guys were part of so this is a strength because he made their “non military” nature part of the story They were expected to do things differently and that is clear from the start It also unleashed a creative sense of innovation that worked for me More on what didn’t work about this later but over all I’m calling it a strength not a problem Complexity – Perhaps not as complex as it could have been but it’s not as straight forward as a lot of Indie pubs tend to be Surely it’s complex enough to be good Some genre’s need a certain level of complexity in the plot to keep the excitement and entertainment level up and keep the reader guessing this managed that but it also had a simple straightness to it that offered a lot of forks in the plot tree but did not go down them exploring as far as I would have liked Great Ending – I got a little misty it was sad yet allowed a sense of satisfaction not hopelessness It ended with a new beginning not a dreary dark end and it ended in victory and courage with sacrifice It also left me wanting to read Table Toppers Dreams From the “about the author” section on com for “Triton” the 5th book of the series “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 been in business doing everything from selling collectibles to repairing and building computers He refined much of his story telling abilities over twenty years of Live Action and Table Top Game Mastering He's hosted games in many worlds including; Dungeons and Dragons Star Wars Rifts Heroes Shadowrun Vampire Werewolf and many others He also plays World of Warcraft when he has time His first published works were in the fantasy genre and made a minor splash in his local community Years later he emerged as an independent author with the First Light Chronicles science fiction series of novellas With readers turning into fans and a growing following he continues to write science fiction with the Spinward Fringe series Randolph Lalonde currently writes full time from his home in northern Ontario Canada” Why is this important There is a special nature to the way a bunch of good table top Role Players think and the way those good games develop I’m not talking about the modern versions that they call Role Playing games that are really creative tactical combat games but role playing table top when story was important and character development counted It is in the nature of table top role players of my day and age I haven’t attempted participating in an RPG in almost 20 years to bring in elements from anything they heard of saw touched or imagined into the game and work it into the story Gammers have a an almost second nature that runs on automatic weaving things together that come from or are inspired by any number of places from historical events and characters to books from every genre and modern scientific breakthroughs This complex weave of things that we are familiar with and may or may not have ever thought of in the same context that covers everything from start to finish is very much a table top gamer’s environment As you read this start a list of things that you recognize or believe to be similar to something you read or saw on TV or in the movies When you get to 20 go back through the book and I bet you find at least 10 Go again and at least 5 Some people may think this is “plagiarism” or un original thinking You may have a point and I think there is another way to look at this If this were “just like this other book” that would be plagiarism but this is like no other book If this were one or two things stuck together seamlessly then maybe it’s not so original but this has so many things going on If these were identical that would be a problem but everyone of the things that are familiar in these books are not identical I don’t mean that they were changed to protect the author from a law suit I mean they simply are not identical They are inspired by things we know and therefore we can recognize them but that’s where the similarity stops This story is a creative weave of things inspired by things we like mixed with completely original thinking and ideas of LaLonde’s own They say that there are only 7 original plots a story can have at their core and Shakespeare wrote all 7 of them I can see people trying to Rip LaLonde for using this or that thing that is similar too but not exactly like this thing in a movie or from a book somewhere but that would just be a cheap shot You could say that about any book written in the modern era “Let those who be without sin cast the first stone” as they walked away they left Eldest first Areas I thought could have been better I think the initial start was a bit clumsy and the reasoning didn’t completely sync with realistic reactions It was also to much like being fired out of a cannon rather than developed I did get over it and the story did recover by creating some wonderful characters that we learned about through experiencing them rather than being told about them but they could have had “flesh” to their literary bones to start withPeriods of inaction Though I enjoyed every word some of the periods where the ship and crew were inactive for many reasons I found a bit too heavy on details of ship repair and crew training which when time came in the story sometimes did not come through as an important detail Traditional First Person – I liked the later series better that were told in third person point of view Too much happened while Jonas was away that I wanted to be witness to and experience Awkward but groovy love – Sometimes the characters seemed like high school kids than seasoned war veterans when it came to relationship building The series gets over that to some extent but in this one everybody is making goo goo calf eyes at their perspective mates It made for some interesting situations in the story and I like the relationships that develop in the following books of the series better but in this one there were some awkward timesIdle hands are the devils workshop – not exactly a period of inaction there were times when the crew was off ship or on liberty where the chemistry did not work as well as it did when they were in space blasting through enemy fleets and racing across the galaxy I’m not sure why perhaps the timing but they seemed a little off Again these are better in the rest of the seriesSome Simalarities too similar It wasn’t a problem for me but I can see some nit picky perfectionists poo pooh ing the tapestry of things inspired by other works of similar art Star Wars Battlestar Galactica Star Trek original and Next Generation Deep Space Nine Though I uniformly came down on the side of the author weaving there were some “tests” to my author loyalty LaLonde may not win over others as he has me and these things would be too easy to take pot shots at in a review or critiue Bottom lineA 35 to 4 star story A good start to a series that gets better and better as it goes on It has some minor things for me to complain about but generally works out to be a good story and recommendable to anyone who loves sci fi from YA to people in their silver years Two thumbs up from me