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Sliding Void (novella #1 of the 'Sliding Void' series of scifi books): The Free Trader Star ship Wars Kindle Edition

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Praise for Stephen Hunt's novels:
MEDIA REVIEWS
'Mr. Hunt takes off at racing speed.'
-- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
'Hunt's imagination is probably visible from space. He scatters concepts that other writers would mine for a trilogy like chocolate-bar wrappers.'
- TOM HOLT
'All manner of bizarre and fantastical extravagance.'
- DAILY MAIL
'Compulsive reading for all ages.'
- GUARDIAN
'Studded with invention.'
-THE INDEPENDENT
'Hunt has packed the story full of intriguing gimmicks... affecting and original.'
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
'An inventive, ambitious work, full of wonders and marvels.'
- THE TIMES
'Hunt knows what his audience like and gives it to them with a sardonic wit and carefully developed tension.'
- TIME OUT
'Filled with high tech mystery; one of our top 100 books.'
- SFCROWSNEST.ORG.UK
'A ripping yarn ... the story pounds along... constant inventiveness keeps the reader hooked... the finale is a cracking succession of cliffhangers and surprise comebacks. Great fun.'
- SFX MAGAZINE
BLOGGER REVIEWS
'A rip-roaring Indiana Jones-style adventure.'
--RT BOOK REVIEWS
'When it comes to space opera in books, Hunt has got them all beat.'
- THE FREE SCIENCE FICTION KINDLE BOOKS DAILY
'Science fiction and fantasy ebooks rarely come more action packed than this.'
- BOB'S SCIFI BESTSELLERS
'A spanking good science fiction romance.'
- MIKE'S TOP 10
'All his (Hunt's) works are filled with dark humour.'
- MIGHTY SCIENCE FICTION MASTERWORKS
'The action adventure and dark comedy rarely let up.'
- JAN'S BOOK MAGAZINE
'A prime example of the genre.'
- MILITARY SCIENCE FICTION GROUP
'Put on your seatbelts for a frenetic cat and mouse encounter... an exciting tale.'
- SF REVU
'Readers will be entertained and captivated.'
- BOOKLIST

From the Author

Sliding Void is the first tale in my Sliding Void serialization - and it is part one of a three book plot arc (so you should read Transference Station next, and finish with Red Sun Bleeding). It was great fun writing and I really hope that you love it. Don't forget to leave a review with your thoughts on what you liked and would enjoy seeing more of... or even less of. Happy reading.

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  • File Size: 2564 KB
  • Print Length: 91 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Green Nebula Publishing; 1 edition (October 11, 2011)
  • Publication Date: October 11, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005V2H54G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,477 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Stephen Hunt is a fantasy, science fiction, crime and thriller author who lives in Spain and the UK. His current fantasy works are within the 'Far-called' series, published by Gollancz (the genre imprint of Orion/Hachette) . . . with adventures set on Pellas, a massive and fascinating planet where radio signals take centuries to be passed along a chain of guild stations, and merchant caravans can travel for millennia without retracing their steps.

The first two exciting novels in this series are 'In Dark Service' and 'Foul Tides Turning', and focus on the Carnehan family, whose lives are torn apart in a terrible slave raid on the town of Northhaven.

Hunt is arguably best known for his best-selling Jackelian series of novels from HarperCollins, also the publisher of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis in the UK, the success of the first of which, 'The Court of the Air', gave rise to a genre called steampunk.

The Jackelian world is a fantasy adventure set in a far-future Earth where the passage of time has erased almost all memory of our current world from history. Electricity is now unreliable and classed as a dark power, with many of the nations of the world existing at a Victorian level of development and relying on steam-power, mechanical nanotechnology and biotechnology to survive and prosper.

It is an age of strange creatures, flashing blades, steammen servants, airship battles and high adventure.

Each novel is written as a stand-alone work, but share the same world and many of the same characters who criss-cross between the novels (a technique shared with fellow British fantasy author Terry Pratchett and his Discworld series).

Foreign language and international editions of the six novels of the Jackelian series have been sold to Tor Books (USA), Albin Michel (France), Verlagsgruppe Random House (Germany), Enterbrain Manga and Anime (Japan), Edições Saída de Emergência (Portugal), Paidós (Spain), AST (Russia), and the Anhui Literature and Art Publishing House (China).

Stephen maintains his own web site over at www.StephenHunt.net and when he is not writing, he can be found indulging in such interests as cooking, gardening, collecting comic-books, and building his collections of genre novels.

He still sometimes writes for the magazine he helped to found, www.SFcrowsnest.org.uk, the first science fiction web site.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By NYC Reader on September 19, 2012
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I quite enjoyed Hunt's space opera. This is the first of a serial, so don't expect a complete story. It introduces interesting characters, a good back story, and some conflicts to get the series going. Hunt is a capable writer and the story is professionally edited and laid out - so you are getting more value than the usual $.99 self-published short on eBay. If you want solid space opera, told by a competent, best selling author, this series is a good bet.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Graham on November 20, 2011
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Great start on your debut. An interesting bunch of characters, with a great story line. Well written. Left the author with lots more to say in Book 2.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Clytie Siddall on May 26, 2012
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Stephen Hunt is insane, in the best possible way. I grabbed this ebook as a free offer, then after reading it immediately bought all his other titles*. My only disappointment is that there were too few of them. Write moar. NOW. Do not risk the wrath of the fiction-addicted. ;)

Good science fiction asks, "What if...?", and Stephen Hunt supplies heaping handfuls of possibiities, all mixed in together like a riot of differently-coloured sweets. Some tang on your tongue, others tickle your fancy, and yet others indulge your analytical tendencies as you track an oddly-patterned sticky web of unlikelihood. As another review says, this man's imagination can probably be seen from space. After reading Hunt's ebooks, one can only hope any interested alien species have a pronounced funny-bone and a talent for parallel processing.

* The reasonably-priced ones, as the Jackelian series are currently priced out of my budget by what has to be a Legacy Publisher.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By bigboss on November 25, 2012
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I love reading science fiction stories. Ever since my childhood, I have a passion for science fiction tales. Recently, adding a new tale to my collection of science fiction stories, I purchased the kindle edition of "Sliding Void (Novella 1 of the Sliding Void science fiction series)". The story revolves around the protagonist of the story, Captain Lana Fiveworlds, who is struggling through a lot of problems in her life. She is struggling with a 700-year old space ship, which is scrabbling through the edges of a civilized space world. Everything was still well until the ex-crewmen encounters Lana again to rescue a barbarian prince from the hurdles of a colony world.
However, the problems turn out much more severe than expected. Undoubtedly, one of the best fiction stories I had ever read. Excellent plot and highly engaged characterization, the author brings in compilation of different colorful events and manages to engage the reader till the end. You would be busy selecting the apt answers from the all whole of options supplied by the author for the question "What if?" The imagination of the author is incredible and by far the best till date. The elaborate description of the alien characters is captivating and enthralls the reader throughout!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mike on September 19, 2012
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As soon as I was done with the this story I went back to the Amazon site and tried to get the next book. It's not available as of Sept 2012. Can't wait. Worth the read.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TK McEachin on September 17, 2012
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I thoroughly enjoyed this & it is well worth the read. I am always skeptical about free or .99 books but this was fantastic!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Shorgik on May 30, 2013
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This work opens the Sliding Void sequence and gives the reader a high octane introduction to the sardonic Alliance universe as created by Hunt. He has already proven himself a master of the fantasy genre and with this work, he set out to prove he is no slouch either at science fiction (an act in which he largely succeeds). Onto the second book in the series now, Transference Station. Stay tuned for my review of that one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By H. Bennett on April 30, 2013
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Fast paced, it kept me engaged. I like a story that explains things as it goes along. The author does not spoon feed his audience. I look forward to reading the rest of this series.
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