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The Outer Rims [Kindle Edition]

Clint Morey
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Book Description

The universe is shrinking as humans spread throughout the stars. But expansion means contact with new worlds and species—and with them, new challenges.

As a young boy, Matthew Wallace experienced this as the child of missionaries on the planet Altair, living a rugged existence on the undeveloped world. Undeveloped, but not uninhabited. For Altair was home to a proud race of warriors—the Ananke.

The same warriors Matthew watched as they murdered his parents.

Now he is the Marshal of the place he swore he’d never return to, his hatred for the Ananke only tempered by his desperation to treat his wife’s terrible illness. For located on Altair is a clinic performing medical miracles, curing men and women of terminal diseases that even the most advanced technologies can’t touch. And yet, nothing is without its price, and as Matthew learns more about the world where he’s now charged with keeping the peace, he slowly realizes he’s going to have to decide what is more important:

The life of his wife…or the lives of an entire species.

A sci-fi thriller that calls to mind the grand masters of the genre, The Outer Rims explores the morality of doing whatever is necessary and the question of whether humanity and sentience are one in the same.

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About the Author

Clint Morey left Los Angeles for the beauty of Montana, where he raised his six children and continues to live there with his wife. Clint is the author of a number of science fiction, fantasy, and mystery stories, including The Harvest, Jaidee, and When I Fall in Love. His latest book, The Outer Rims, is being serialized by Kindle Serials and 47North.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1633 KB
  • Print Length: 389 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477805885
  • Publisher: 47North (February 19, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477855882
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477855881
  • ASIN: B00B2UZ9WG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,763 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lives up to $2 expectations April 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I'll keep reading, but characters/setting are marginally developed. Christian proselytizing seems to be an unsubtle undercurrent. Book does get more engaging (relatively) as it progresses.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Petered out after a great start...... June 13, 2013
By almac
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The first two installments really grabbed me. Story was imaginative, surprising; the characters seemed morally ambiguous and interesting. Less so as the story continued. By the end the story was predictable and the characters seemed one dimensional. It almost felt like there was a rush to wrap everything up in a simple resolution. Too bad.....
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I Think Matt's Routines Are Doomed February 21, 2013
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02.21.2013

I just finished the first installment of this serial & I like it. No spoilers but there's something sinister going on in Dr. Barkman's research & treatment theatre. Now to the characters. I really love Roy. Also Kari & Lydia were enjoyable & I think it'll be interesting to see how their relationship plays out. Matt & Lewis are definitely going to take a bit for the bromance to get going but I like Matt's evenness to Lewis's unease. And Sherrie, our teen who is missing a boy she liked, just got her mother back & is looking for a friend, will probably be stirring things up too. Though, I do want her to be nicer to Roy. Poor Roy. This all has the makings of good tension, so I look forward to reading the next.

I'll update the installments as I go along.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good Story September 10, 2013
By CJT
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Other than it happened on another planet, had antigravity stuff, this isn't too much of a space ScFi story, but it is well worth the read; I enjoyed it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Keeps your interest August 4, 2013
By TRG
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It's got some genuinely innovative and imaginative aspects... I was intrigued.
Overall the story moved pretty good, the only problem is some of the climactic moments seemed to wrap up too fast and not with the same care given the rest of the story.
BUT... like I said, overall it moved along and keeps your interest and is a good read. I'll look forward to more from this author.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Black and white with a flat ending July 29, 2013
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What I really hate about a book is when an author of a science-fiction story cannot imagine a foreign planet far away any more differently than his own home country. Thus, when reading this book that was supposedly happening on a planet on the outer rims, Altair, I could not help but thinking all the time that in reality, it was playing out in the US. To mention but the worst example of all, a lot of countries on this planet, Earth, use the 24 hour system. I actually don't know how many, except the US, still use the 12 hour system, but I guess once that there are not many. Like with the meters, many countries have come to adhere to one system. If now an alien has to be explained what 21:35 means, then I really think that this must be an American. Thus, I can only recommend this book to those of you that like the aliens to speak and behave like US citizens. For all the rest, I would recommend to buy another book.
As far as the story is concerned, I can say that it managed to keep my interest for quite a long time, up to shortly before the end. Up to the last chapter but three, I was actually convinced that there would be a sequel book. Then, all of a sudden, all the loose threads were brought to an end, the story was concluded and everybody met his deserved end. Thus, the end was somehow rushed, which was undeserved for the story so far. Taken together with the point that others have already made before me, that the story was written somehow too much in a black and white scheme, I would definitively not recommend this book to others.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great series in the making... March 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The child of missionaries, Matthew Wallace is no stranger to new worlds across the universe. However, his view of new civilizations is somewhat marred when he witnesses the killing of his parents at the hand of the Ananke tribe.

From that tender age of six, he lives with families in the Marshal's Service. So naturally he becomes a Marshal. But, he hasn't forgotten that fateful day. Matt's anger at the Ananke people has grown into pure hatred. Unfortunately, his vow not to return to the 'Healing Planet' is pushed aside when his wife is stricken with cancer. Making the long journey back to where he lost his parents is difficult for Matt but the want to cure his wife is greater.

Upholding the Marshal law of punishment and justice for everyone regardless of money, human or not has made Matt's reputation precede him. When he arrives on Altair, the doctor in charge of the medical unit which carries out the life-saving treatment, and the senior deputy marshal meet him. However, the senior deputy feels slighted that he wasn't made marshal and shows his dislike of Matt. Taking it in his stride, Matt shows him and the other marshal's whose in charge. Whilst his wife receives the much needed treatment, his daughter goes exploring, closely followed by the family robot called Roy and Matt makes it known how he expects the marshal service to be run.

Unbeknownst to the new marshal of Altair, there are things taking place that have a sinister air about them. Will Matt find out what they are? Are the cures the doctor offers truly legitimate and what are the Ananke people plotting?

From the unassuming opening pages that quickly turns to a horrific incident, Morey's science-fiction series is compelling from the get go.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Hearted, Simple Story
I really enjoyed reading this basic story of a hero fighting for good hearted values against evil social structures on a distant planet. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Bill Groves
4.0 out of 5 stars Justice. We want it bit do we believe in it?
Caught me in the first chapter. Alien planet-different culture. The story is all about choices and the characters behind the choices. Great story.
Published 13 days ago by Barbara
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good
We ordered this book as a kindle. My husband and I were looking for something we could read together. It is sci-fi, which is not a genre i typically care for. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Ilene Witt
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I was looking for a scifi book, not pushy missionaries.
Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I'n still reading but the story is getting really exciting.
Published 1 month ago by LORETTA M. HODGES
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good read
Published 2 months ago by Stephen Walls
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
I thoroughly enjoyed this Outer Rims frontier novel. It was admittedly a simple good guy fights bad guy yarn but heartwarming nonetheless. Read more
Published 2 months ago by T. Larson
3.0 out of 5 stars A solid story
I gave this book three stars,the reasons for this are simple. Overall it was well written and entertaining, but, I think k it tried to hard to teach a lesson and the parallels... Read more
Published 3 months ago by mike
5.0 out of 5 stars solid book
it has like-able characters and good perspective.
I really like the themes of culture shock and redemption.
I will read it again
Published 5 months ago by a guy
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read!
Excellent thought provoking science fiction that takes the reader to an undiscovered planet and what could occur there. Must read!
Published 6 months ago by chris
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Born and raised in L.A., it didn't take much to convince my wife and I to leave the smog, traffic and dead bolts of Southern California and head for a new life in The Big Sky Country -- Montana.

We were a little concerned when we first arrived in Billings and saw a pickup with a rifle in the back window and a bumper sticker that read ...


Keep Montana Beautiful
Shoot an Out-of-Stater

Fortunately we haven't had to use our finely honed bullet-dodging skills. Instead we found Montana to be filled with great people and awesome scenery.

Montana has been and continues to be a great adventure for us. God has blessed us in many ways -- six beautiful children and many wonderful friends. It's also a great place to be a writer.

But I don't recommend it for anyone else. Stay where you are in your concrete jungles. Suck in that air that you can see before you breathe it. Buy deadbolts for your doors. Maybe even pick up a guard dog.

Remember, if you come up here, I know a guy in Billings ...

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Discuss Episode One of "The Outer Rims"
So far so good. I like my SF to resemble the movies of 1950-1960s, original star trek and lost in space. As I read first episode, I had that feeling. Not much of a cliffhanger at the break, but I am intrigued by the plot so far. Interesting use of missionaries and I wonder if faith will play a... Read More
Feb 23, 2013 by D.A.Beirne |  See all 8 posts
Discuss Episode Four of "The Outer Rims"
Certainly left everyone sitting in a high level of this suspense. Nice development of Roy as a character but the other characters could use a little work. I don't feel any particular affinity for any of them.
Apr 4, 2013 by Amazon Customer |  See all 10 posts
Discuss Episode Three of "The Outer Rims"
Still enjoying this book. The third segment came this morning and I have already have finished it. A week is so long to wait !!!!
Mar 20, 2013 by I really enjoy this one. |  See all 8 posts
Discuss Episode Five of "The Outer Rims"
Last episode, D. Beirne commented on the issue of the ethics of the transplants. Interesting that in this newest episode, Matt is dealing with the ethics of his position. His wife is being cured by this doctor (though really by Kari), but the doctor is also a murderer. I like the way he deals... Read More
Apr 20, 2013 by Jennifer Evans |  See all 4 posts
Discuss Episode Two of "The Outer Rims"
I AM hooked. Great read that pulls you into the episode. No sleep tonight. You are there! Onthe planet
Mar 5, 2013 by Garfang |  See all 6 posts
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