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Spinward Fringe Broadcast 1 and 2: Resurrection and Awakening [Kindle Edition]

Randolph Lalonde
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This volume collects the first two sequels to Spinward Fringe: Origins - Resurrection and Awakening.

Captain Jacob Valance has no memory of his past. Left on a strange ship in an unfamiliar sector of the galaxy, he was forced to begin a new life. Years pass and in that time he's earned a reputation as a man who can hunt down hardened criminals and go where others fear to tread.

The crew of his ship, the Samson, are caught up his problems as the Captain's past starts to catch up with him. Just as new allies fall in line old enemies come creeping out of the shadows, putting everyone in jeopardy.

While the crew struggles to deal with their own problems, Regent Galactic begins putting a plan in motion that will bring about the fourth fall of man and position their Corporation as the dominant power on the fringe. Their ambition and greed spell disaster for mankind.

Spinward Fringe Broadcasts 1 & 2 continues and expands on a saga that begins in Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins. It can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EPYUXA/ref=cm_rdp_product


Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Resurrection:

"An addictive series. Fantastic following to the First Light Chronicles, and just as full of adventure and twists. Great Sci-Fi."

"...keeps on getting better and better. The twists blow me away."

"This is something new in Space Opera. The characters are so real they're like family."

Praise for Awakening

"The story continues and get better all time. Do read the Omnibus first - it's worth it."

"Characters transform before my eyes and the story is amazing. A good read for all ages that isn't dumbed down."

Praise for other books by Randolph Lalonde:

First Light Chronicles Omnibus: "Fantastic! The First Light Chronicles Omnibus edition is one of the most exciting books I have ever read."

Spinward Fringe Triton: "I just couldn't put the books down. The characters are not just action heroes. There are others like engineers (close to my heart) that play a major part."

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: 998 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1441400877
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Randolph Lalonde (August 1, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003OIBFN6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,199 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read. February 12, 2011
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The short version is: I liked it.

A lot of the story is standard Sci-Fi fare in a very 1980's sort of way, but the plot is still thick enough and new enough to feel original and unpredictable. I started with the free "Broadcast 0" for Kindle and ordered this one within a few minutes of finishing it. I am currently on Amazon.com to order Broadcast 3 :-). The format is interesting too. The author states that one of his goals is to make it feel like a television serial and it works.

Simple advice: follow the same path. Order the free Broadcast 0 and try it out; if it works for you, move on the the next book.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paced within an inch of its life February 12, 2011
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What I love most about the Spinward Fringe series is that it is paced so fast. Action is constantly happening all over the place, but that action is always pulling the story forward. I finished this book in 2 days and immediately moved onto to Broadcast 3.

Without a doubt one of the best Sci-Fi series I have read in a while.

Just be careful, once you start reading you won't want to put it down till you are finished.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Sci-fi June 17, 2011
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If you enjoyed Origins, then you will no doubt also enjoy this collection of Broadcasts 1 and 2. The story takes a darker turn here, and some things eventually come to light that really propel the plot forward. Overall an excellent advancement to the series.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent SciFi Series January 10, 2011
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This is a pretty good science fiction series - make sure you read the Spinward Fringe Omnibus first, as it is the true beginning of the series (not Broadcasts 1 and 2). If you like science fiction and good character development, then this series is for you and well worth the low Kindle price: you won't be disappointed. I was unable to put the series down.

I do believe this Kindle version could use a good edit / formatting / spelling check, as there are times the context is incorrect, and nothing can distract me more than a misspelled word.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great story desperately needing editing February 20, 2011
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I agree with everything that the other reviews say about Randolph Lalonde's Spinward Fringe series--good sci-fi, well plotted, engaging characters, etc. However, I can only rate it three stars due to the VERY BAD editing. I started with the Origin ebook and was quite irritated by the errors that appeared in spite of Lalonde's assertion that he'd had it heavily edited. Broadcast 1 and 2 suffers greatly from the same problem, and it seriously affects the flow of an otherwise great read. Please Randolph, get a good editor to clean it up!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Easily a four star plus with better editing March 1, 2011
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I have mixed feelings about this series. The plot is well conceived and breaks some new ground but the grammatical, punctuational and spelling errors are simply juvenile. These distractions often ruin the continuity of the story, whether it is is misspelled words ("their" for "they're" or "dimention" for "dimension," among innumerable examples)or the underuse of commas (the author rarely ends a statement by a character with a comme), or the overuse of commas (when two sentences would better serve), or phrasing that simply doesn't work ("woken up" for "awakened"), I found myself at times looking for the next faux pas instead of enjoying the read. I swear I would edit these books for free, because the story itself is worth telling, and is told pretty well, with the exception of the above.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun & Fresh SciFi November 23, 2010
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This book was recommended to me by a friend and I'm glad to pass it along to you. These books are well plotted and the SciFi universe well thought out but elastic enough to throw curves into the storyline.

These books are just the openers for a series that gets better and more exciting as it progresses. The characters are interesting and the author is willing to kill them off to keep you guessing about the outcomes.

There is romance here, but definitely safe for teen readers. Action will keep them engaged.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I purchased this book after reading the Spinward Fringe: Origins stories offered for free by Amazon. I noticed a couple of mistakes and inconsistencies in that book, but the interesting characters and highly engaging story made it a very enjoyable read and prompted me to move on to this one.

While the characters and story are continuing in the same positive vein, I am unfortunately finding the writing and/or editing seem to be actually getting worse. The most obvious (but not the the only) example is in comma misuse. The book is absolutely rife with comma splices. I counted for a couple pages and decided that if one were to do a global search and replace through the book, replacing ALL commas with periods, the net effect would be a significant grammatical improvement.

In general the writing is good, in that it paints a vivid picture and keeps the reader invested in the story. There are however relatively frequent lapses that really should have been caught in editing if not before. For example, "She was five foot six and compared to Alice's five foot eleven she was much shorter." ... You think? This one actually got me for two reasons: the banality of the statement, and the fact that the author had used metric units of measurements for height previously, as one would expect in a far future setting, then switched back to feet and inches here. Another issue that irks me continually is the author's use of military ranks. He blithely mixes naval and army-like ranks, as well as commissioned and enlisted. I try to convince myself that this is some far-future universe and it could conceivably have any kind of ranking system, but it's still jarring for naval Captains to be promoted to Major, etc.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting series
An interesting series that keeps the reader involved. It is slightly marred by the occasional misspellings or grammatical errors. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Keith
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great read!!
Published 15 days ago by Diane W. Barnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Spinward fringe 1 and 2
Great series I have bought them all.
Published 25 days ago by cv
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read!
Easy reading, Great ideas, decent story line, abysmal editing.. Missing words and sentences between pages spoiled it.
Will continue with series I think.
Published 1 month ago by Robert Hexter
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read
A great sequel to Origins that I thoroughly enjoyed; my enjoyment was somewhat marred by the multitude of grammatical and editing errors found within. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Catherine Mackay
5.0 out of 5 stars Great adventure!
These are wonderful Sci-Fi novels. I highly recommend them, especially to those who are fans of classic Sci-Fi from the 40s and 50s. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tim Crow
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sci-Fi reading
Great Sci-Fi reading. The plot is very good with multiple characters each having a unique profile. There are twists that keep you guessing or saying, "Oh, I did not realize... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Raymond Peeler
5.0 out of 5 stars Story overshadows scientific goofs
This book really gets 4.5 stars but halves are not offered. The Spinward Fringe series is quickly becoming my favorite sci fy series. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I read tons of science fiction, this is one ...
I read tons of science fiction, this is one of the few that I have read several times. I am a fan.
Published 4 months ago by Larry C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 4 months ago by Anne van der Meijden
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More About the Author

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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