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Spinward Fringe Broadcast 4: Frontline Kindle Edition

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Frontline takes the Spinward Fringe series to an epic scale without leaving what makes Space Opera great behind. In one book the series takes a great leap ahead and nothing will ever be the same. Frontline has the drama, grit, characterization and humour we've all come to expect from Randolph Lalonde.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1866 KB
  • Print Length: 420 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1441401199
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Randolph Lalonde (August 1, 2009)
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003OIBFOU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,943 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in 1974, 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, and serviced countless computers. He's also owned businesses in the design, printing, collectible and custom computer fields.

He completed writing his first novel in the fantasy adventure genre at the age of fifteen and has been writing ever since.

He self published his first novel;
Fate Cycle: Sins of the Past in 2004 and after taking a break has begun to release his work again starting with the Spinward Fringe Series.

In 2014 he completed and published Brightwill, the first fantasy novel he'd written since 2006. 2015 brings a busy release schedule with a Spinward Fringe novel, a horror novella and another title on offer.

Randolph Lalonde has sold hundreds of thousands of eBooks to date, enough to keep writing full time. He is deeply grateful for his following of readers and strives to improve his skills to better entertain them. The Spinward Fringe Space Opera series has proven to be his most popular.

He currently resides in Sudbury, Ontario, a chilly northern city in Canada.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Variable556 on July 9, 2013
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I have enjoyed all of the Spinward Fringe books in the series so far, and this book is great also---- But..... This book has had the absolute worst editing of all the books up to this one.

I can overlook poor editing to an extent, as it's increasingly worse across the board these days it seems, but in this book it got bad enough to actually significantly hinder the flow of reading. There I am reading an excellent story and rolling along when "whaaat???" back up, reread, try to guess what the heck was actually meant (or who actually said it), read a little further then "what???" again.... It SERIOUSLY detracts from enjoying the otherwise great story.

I think this is a five star story line (I don't often give those....), but I have to knock it down to three stars for such a terrible lack of editing. I'm disappointed that it's this way. PLEASE go back and fix this book's editing errors (tenses, spellings, punctuation, him vs. her's, etc., etc., etc.....)!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daminus on June 26, 2014
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This author started out really bad... the only reason i even gave it a chance was because the first book was free and somehow despite the terrible grammar and horrible technology system in the story... the author manages to make a great cast of characters that convinced me to pay for these... now as each book goes he figured out how to spell check... and now he is fixing holes in his plot and getting better at how the technology works... these books are definitely worth reading once you get to book 4+ and books 6 and 7 were some of the best Sci-fi books ive read... If you have read anything like star carrier, forever war, or odyssey one, then you should read these books. A fair warning that the first 2-3 books are not great and book "0" i would maybe give 2 stars... for everything but the main character... but stick with it because the last few books make all the pain worth it... pretty much everything prior to book 3 was just the chores you had to do to get the good stuff which is 4 and up...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By walter pitts on May 10, 2013
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this is a nice read -- well written but episodic -- there seems to be a recycle of themes going on from book to book as the series evolves on a bigger and bigger stage -- with changing players who are really the same -- in more ways than one -- but that is the schtick for the whole series so far -- I would rate the books in the series before this a 5 star -- but my interest started to wain here and it took me awhile to read through this one
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Ray on July 19, 2014
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Each book in this series just gets better and better. This author is immensely talented, and his work has progressed a great deal in complexity. Story line and character development have evolved into a very compelling read. I look forward to the next book with great interest. To the author I would only have one suggestion, and that would be having someone check a little more closely on grammatical errors. It's minor I know, but it's one of my pet peeves considering the ease with which a computer can make corrections. This in no way alters the fact that this is a great book!!!
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This is an ok read but while it does have some action I did find much of it tedious and boring. The first hundred pages were particularly boring, going from character to character and the new Ayan having lengthy rememberances of her life as the old unwell Ayan as well as her sessions with her therapist - honestly my eyes started glazing over. In addition some of the dialogue was overly melodramatic to the point I was rolling my eyes and then there was the scene between Stephanie and Captain Valance - I so didn't see that coming. One minute she's yelling at Captain Valance and then the next paragraph they're kissing and making love???????? Talk about coming out of left field and not in a good way. I loved Origins which was the first one in the Spinward series, but since then I felt the whole series has been going down-hill. The characters have become almost one-dimensional; even Captain Valance seems to have lost his mo-jo and aside from the extremely bad editing, the plot-line has become a rambling mess. It seems so unfortunate as Lalonde had some very strong characters in Jonas Valent, Minh, Ayan, Laura, Oz and Jason and even the plot-line was very strong in Origins but now with the framework scenario it just seems so easy to bring back people whom the author has seen fit to kill off. Now we have bad guys like Wheeler coming back as framework copies; Captain Valence who is a framework copy of Jonas with all his memories but lacks the strong character that was Jonas - I think perhaps the framework angle just makes for a messy story because nobody seems to stay dead and that's just not normal. Most disturbing point in this book - the Wheeler framework copy cutting of his legs and watching as new ones grow - yuk, that made me feel completely creeped out.Read more ›
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I've enjoyed the series so far, and its certainly easy to read and get caught up in the action. Its a fun read, but not one that you'll get extremely deep into the characterization. Lalonde has built a different style of sci-fi from what I've read, and I enjoy the mixture of both fairly grounded concepts (people wear 'functional' space suits basically all the time) and more imaginative (those same spacesuits are pretty amazing what they do). He keeps introducing interesting twists that make this a fun and fast read.

Lalonde describes the characters through the perceptions of other characters quite often, but you don't necessarily get much of that characterization directly from the characters themselves. This is not a spoiler, but for example the main character has a history that is somewhat complex. There is a sense that this character has an overwhelming magnetism from other lead characters, except that connection is mostly expressed not by actions but by internal thoughts shared by those characters. The story could be improved by letting the actions of the characters better express their emotions, rather than letting the emotional thoughts set the tone. If Lalonde developed the characters without relying so much on their emotional soliloquies, I'd give it a 5 star rating.
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