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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Ace; 1st THUS edition (January 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441001351
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441001354
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.5 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #688,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The third Star Svensdottir novel takes the feisty heroine and her twins through a series of fast-paced adventures that begins with trouble over the design of an asteroid she is turning into a space habitat. There follows, in rapid succession, piracy, a trip to Mars, a crash landing on the red planet, finding a secret colony there, and fighting off the pirates again while defending an archaeological expedition that is discovering the history of alien habitation on Mars. Stabenow throws in events by the double handful, so a good many of them remain undeveloped; but the action is brisk, the characters engaging, the many details well chosen and frequently humorous, and the book overall a rousing success. Star may soon be running Kate Shugak (Stabenow's mystery series heroine in A Cold-Blooded Business and its predecessors) a close second in generating readership for their creator. Roland Green

About the Author

Dana Stabenow is the Edgar Award-winning author of Fire and Ice, So Sure of Death, and several other acclaimed mysteries. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

More About the Author

Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage and raised on 75-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and found it in writing.

Her first science fiction novel, Second Star, sank without a trace (but has since been resurrected as an e-book), her first crime fiction novel, A Cold Day for Murder, won an Edgar award, her first thriller, Blindfold Game, hit the New York Times bestseller list, and her twenty-eighth novel and nineteenth Kate Shugak novel, Restless in the Grave, was published February 14, 2012.

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Wow - I started reading the #1 book in this 3 book series and was hooked.
T. Harper
The plot, such as it was, was annoyingly unfocused - a common beginning-writer mistake, but Stabenow is not a beginning writer.
MamaSylvia
Written in the style of Heinlein, I recommend this book and its predecessors to fans of Science Fiction.
Recovering SWO

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By francoise on August 15, 2013
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Not a hard science fiction book , but the characters are likable and possible.All in all a fun very readable story, you want to read more about Star Svensdotter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on May 21, 2013
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Red Planet Run (A Star Svensdotter Adventure)

I loved this story much more than the two previous. I felt the two previous were doing quite well at paying homage to Robert Heinlein. There is nothing wrong with that but for some reason I felt I was seeing more of the true Dana Stabenow throughout this book. I can't really say that with utmost authority since I've not read any of her other books than this series.

The story picks up where we left Star in the previous. She is on the verge of finishing the grand project of creating the first of her small world. Helen, the devil in the details in this story, thinks its time for Star to move on. She wants Star to help map out Mars and find more possible evidence of the Prometheans whose relics have been found in the asteroid belt.

With Helen one never know how much of the information she gives out is true.

Star resists but then seems to have a change of heart while deciding that she needs a change of scenery for her children, who seem to be getting out of hand. Brother Moses is at it again and he's bringing a mob against Star; and her children have found a way to change him and his followers skin color to green. They don't have a sense of humor about this.

This story often seems to plod along but I attribute that mostly to the need to explain much of the science and politics of the time. It's also important to take note that we now should consider these stories to be alternate universe stories because they were designed to take place within decades of the year they were written that they have become somewhat outdated. Unless we landed on Mars already and I've just been out of touch.
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This is a good story. Gaps were very minor, and seemed likely to have stemmed from technical descriptions being edited out. The author departed from the Heinlein motif, which could have been negative had that turned out to be her strength. As it was, the author's independent strengths filled out the human dimension, making the technical side more enjoyable. I was particularly emotionally affected by the naming ceremonies. Time spent capturing the rhythm of daily routine was well invested. As with the predecessors, some of the science was dated, however the author's command of literature and the body of her genre were excellent. If you are interested in splicing Heinlein, Brin, and Bova (with a hint of guilty regret for the loss of the dreams of Burroughs) and adding more three dimensional characters, this is a good book. If you have trouble suspending disbelief with respect to the 'face' on Mars and the now overworked themes of Martian antecedents, there is a small part of the book that may annoy. The natural beauty and philosophical insights on the dichotomy between complacency and hyper aggression make up for it, though. As an addendum, the handful of combat sequences read a bit more Weber or Anthony than Drake. This is exploration, not military, science fiction. The timing of the prose on the two violent sequences is too even, having little of the ragged car-crash sense of time and desperation. This book should be read after the other two, or readers will find sympathy for the protagonists elusive.
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By Penny Worel on April 11, 2014
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This series kept me glued to my iPhone, challenged my mind and my heart and my only complaint: I want MORE!
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By sandra mcalister on January 21, 2014
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I read all the Alaskan books but never this series.these are at least that good.I just sorry that there are not more.
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By Amazon Customer on January 20, 2014
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Very entertaining! Will continue to follow Star's Svensdotter series. Dana Stabenow's various series are one of my favorites. She is a very good author.
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I enjoyed it immensely; want to read the next in this series but there isn't a next in this series
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A thoroughly enjoyable, fast paced read that flows much better than the first book. Written in the style of Heinlein, I recommend this book and its predecessors to fans of Science Fiction.
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