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Godspeed Inc: A Naomi Kinder Adventure (Naomi Kinder SF Adventures Book 0) [Kindle Edition]

Vincent Miskell
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Book Description

Godspeed Inc. owns the sweeper ship Naomi uses to mend the spacetime rifts that Godspeed’s faster-than-light Q-drive ships rip open as they smash out of the solar system. Now Naomi wakes with something really big bearing down on her—something that’s come through a rift, threatening Earth. Time is running short as she races to Umbriel, a moon of Uranus, to salvage and reactivate an old sweeper ship with a Q-drive hidden there. But then she gets company.

This first Naomi Kinder science fiction adventure spans the wide orbits of Pluto and Uranus and takes Naomi to the airless, icy moon of Umbriel. Fans of widescreen space operas, the Golden Age of science fiction, and SF romance will identify with Naomi’s challenges, both small-scale and astronomical. Naomi’s got some special abilities, but she’s no hero. Now the fate of the civilized solar system depends on her.

Rescuing the Future: A Naomi Kinder Novel (also available for Kindle) picks up where Godspeed Inc. leaves off and includes a dangerous, uncertain journey by Naomi with Leo and Bonnie more than 200 years in the future to save a future Earth from a nanobot infestation. Godspeed Inc. is a novelette, but Rescuing the Future is a full-length novel of over 111, 000 words with a much larger cast of characters, including the elite female warriors of the future, the UN Medusan Marines.

Joyce Ellen Armond: Speculative Romance (and More) Online wrote: "Godspeed, Inc. by Vincent Miskell will be a treat for all you fans of Linnea Sinclair. It's a high-concept science fiction adventure. Keep reading and you'll get to a rousing romance."

Alasdair Stuart of Tangent wrote: "Miskell has a real sense of the visual, and some of the scenes here are breathtaking. . . .[Naomi's] a great character, hugely sympathetic, and at times reminiscent of Hutch, the heroine of Jack McDevitt's excellent Engines of God series."

The Science Fiction Encyclopedia calls Godspeed Inc. "a tense thriller set at
the edge of the solar system and the first of the Naomi Kinder stories."



Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Vincent Miskell is a college instructor, a writer, and a poet.

"Godspeed Inc," a novelette, begins the Naomi Kinder SF adventure series, which continues in the full-length novel, RESCUING THE FUTURE.

The Science Fiction Encyclopedia calls Godspeed Inc. "a tense thriller set at
the edge of the solar system and the first of the Naomi Kinder stories."

Download "Godspeed Inc." for free:

amazon.com/Godspeed-Inc-Adventure-Adventures-ebook/dp/B005DV9X90

The followup novel to Godspeed Inc. is Rescuing the Future:

amazon.com/Rescuing-Future-Kinder-Adventures-ebook/dp/B005EICP2E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312057589&sr=8-1

In 2006, his poem "Screen Savior" was nominated for a Rhysling Award and his poems have been published in ASIMOV'S SF mag (Sept. and Oct./Nov. 2006 and March 2010). His poem, "Seven Dates with a Time Traveler," appeared online in the May 2007 issue of FROM THE ASYLUM.

"Giving the World Away for Almost You" appeared in the December 2010 issue of AOIFE'S KISS.

"Now We Are" appeared in Star*Line 34.2: April-June 2011 and was an Editor's Choice. sfpoetry.com/sl/edchoice/34.2-1.html

His poem "Our Canine Defense Team" came in second in Asimov's Science Fiction Twenty-Fifth Annual Readers' Awards for Best Poem.

Where to find Vincent Miskell online:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2736977&locale=en_US&trk=tab_pro

He is also the co-author (along with his wife Jane) of OVERCOMING ANXIETY AT WORK and MOTIVATION AT WORK.

Product Details

  • File Size: 49 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DV9X90
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,161 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Little Short Story January 3, 2012
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This is a good little short story that would be a great way to spend your break as it takes about 20 minutes or so to read it. The author does a good job of getting you involved in the story and the main character, and leaves you thinking about this one for a little while after you finish it vs. just going on to the next story. There are a few typo and other errors that should have been caught during an editing process, but other than the annoyance factor it does not take away from the story.

I picked this up for free during a Kindle promotion, and as I type this review it is still free vs. its normal $.99 price: it's worth it so grab it while you can!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fun fast and free November 15, 2011
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This little novelette is a great glmpse into a future world that is easily recognizable in its corporate greed. It is also filled with memorable character and exciting scenes. The author is very good at describing his world and people and it sucks you in quickly. Cant wait to buy the next one.

This one is well worth free and i am excited about a full length novel.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to reading the next book in the series August 15, 2011
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The action starts right away and keeps you hooked throughout. Naomi is an great character-I want to learn more about her. Enjoyed the mix of real science and interesting new ideas. Looking forward to Rescuing the Future!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable December 30, 2013
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Reads a little like a sci fi romance novel but still was a good read. Worth the short time required to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Afternoon Escape May 18, 2013
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Godspeed was a nice afternoon diversion. Good storyline and a quick read fit my requirements for brain candy. I will take a look at the next story for sure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good read December 31, 2012
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I LIKE THE STORY, a good mix of old fashioned sci-fi and futuristic political. OF course certain parts needed a little fleshing out, but overall entertaining
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good yarn April 2, 2012
By Lizil
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I thought this was a good story, & although I found the 1st part, with very little dialog, a little wearing, it was still quite good. (difficult to have dialog when you're alone in space.) I think there is a lot that could be elaborated on and this expanded into a full length novel (perhaps things were only briefly touched on because this is part of a series?).
This was free & though I am on a tight budget, I will probably buy the rest of the series when I am able. That means that I found it not only entertaining, but intriguing as well.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kitty Muse Book Reviews January 5, 2013
By K. Ree
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For minutes, my mouth hangs open, silently screaming just like my aft monitor yesterday. Slowly, my overheated haywire brain cools down and reorders itself. I force myself to think objectively. The good news is that two of the five paths show the black hole careening close to Uranus, and then heading out Wild, Wild West into deep space. Unfortunately, in the other three, Uranus actually boosts it East toward the Sun, brushing Mars a little tidally. But the worst is that it then captures the Earth and Luna--swallowing them for lunch or dragging them along for a snack later as it sweeps out West past the Sun. Serenely, I determine that such results may be very bad for Godspeed's business profile. All my retirement stock, for example, will be worth less than the aneurysm that's probably shaping up now in my brain. Calmly, I scream, "YOU STUPID BASTARDS!" Referring, of course, to the bubble heads at Godspeed.

Naomi Kinder gave up her personal life and any chance at romance when she took the job as sweeper pilot in the wilds of deep space. Her responsibility: to mend space-time rifts with specialized particle beams.

Life is as normal as it gets while spinning through space, until she suddenly finds Something Really Big on her tail. And that Really Big Thing could spell the difference between losing her job and losing her life. Either way, she can count herself out of a future.

All she wants is an early retirement, and what she gets is a black hole chewing up space in her wake. So does she tell the head honchos at Godspeed? That sort of publicity is not their favorite. But if no action is taken, there wouldn't be anyone left to care one way or another.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great short SF story that keeps your interest till the end.
Published 1 month ago by Peaty
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Couldn't keep my interest!
Published 1 month ago by Howard Thompson
3.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight fun
This story drops you right in the middle of the action, but it has trouble sustaining that pace through the long travel (space is huge! Read more
Published 8 months ago by morehumanthanhuman
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Easy to read and fast paced. Not real technical so every one should enjoy it. I hope a sequel is forthcoming.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Funny, and Fast Read
Delightful, fast read while waiting for a flight. Interesting characters with well-developed plot that leaves the reader wanting more. Read more
Published 19 months ago by tropical maggie
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite.
Short story. I probably would have liked it had it been a little longer. Not my kind of book. Not as well developed story line as I like.
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Is this a rough draft?
Heroes receive medals, which may be made of, but aren't metals.
Not a bad premise, but not well crafted. Might have been better as a graphic novel.
Published 22 months ago by T
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
Enjoyed reading this looking forward to more adventures like this. This had a believable story line, and was easy to follow.
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
A great, fun to read, short story. I enjoyed it very much, and look forward to reading more of Vincent Miskell.
Published 23 months ago by Charlie
5.0 out of 5 stars Godspeed A Godsend!!!!!!
This book has a fresh look on SCI-FI and Avery welcome one too. Instead of the same old types of characters over and over; this book is a must read for any reader.
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Vincent Miskell is a college instructor, a writer, and a poet.

"Godspeed Inc," a novelette, begins the Naomi Kinder SF adventure series, which continues in the full-length novel, RESCUING THE FUTURE.

The Science Fiction Encyclopedia calls Godspeed Inc. "a tense thriller set at
the edge of the solar system and the first of the Naomi Kinder stories."

Download "Godspeed Inc." for free:

http://www.amazon.com/Godspeed-Inc-Adventure-Adventures-ebook/dp/B005DV9X90

The followup novel to Godspeed Inc. is Rescuing the Future:

http://www.amazon.com/Rescuing-Future-Kinder-Adventures-ebook/dp/B005EICP2E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312057589&sr=8-1

In 2006, his poem "Screen Savior" was nominated for a Rhysling Award and his poems have been published in ASIMOV'S SF mag (Sept. and Oct./Nov. 2006 and March 2010). His poem, "Seven Dates with a Time Traveler," appeared online in the May 2007 issue of FROM THE ASYLUM.

"Giving the World Away for Almost You" appeared in the December 2010 issue of AOIFE'S KISS.

"Now We Are" appeared in Star*Line 34.2: April-June 2011 and was an Editor's Choice. http://www.sfpoetry.com/sl/edchoice/34.2-1.html

His poem "Our Canine Defense Team" came in second in Asimov's Science Fiction Twenty-Fifth Annual Readers' Awards for Best Poem.

Where to find Vincent Miskell online:

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=2736977&locale=en_US&trk=tab_pro

He is also the co-author (along with his wife Jane) of OVERCOMING ANXIETY AT WORK and MOTIVATION AT WORK.

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