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Wastes of Space (Wastes Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 369 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 1164 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Publication Date: December 14, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006M9WN1C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #888,427 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I am a University of Washington graduate with a degree in Comparative Religion. Now I work at a bank and write in all of my spare time. This tends to make me a bit of a shut in, but I only have one cat and I'm pretty sure you have to have at least three to level up to 'cat lady'.

My favorite authors are Tad Williams, Terry Pratchett, Jim Butcher, Dan Simmons, and Storm Constantine. I have a crap load of graphic novels from a bunch of different authors/artists and all of them are awesome. I have a serious book collection addiction.

Morningstar is the first book in a trilogy. I also have Wastes of Space (7 books Sci-Fi series) and a few other projects kicking around in my head.

Missing Book 4 of the Wastes Series? Get it for free: www.darcytown.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Darcy-Town-Author/346336758729634

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By TheReader on January 1, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Most modern Science Fiction novels either lack either good characters, a good plot or any sort of thought-provoking content.

However, Wastes of Space by Darcy Town is most certainly not one of those novels. Town's writing will take you by the hand to venture with Ravil (the wanted alien) and Rake (the wanted ex-space cadet) as they fight off the American Empire, the Ampyrs and a band of Hunters. It will take you into a world of aliens and space ships, straight into both civil and cold wars.

This book is certainly a page-turner. Most seventy percent of Scifi novels consist of different variations of the same plot line, but in Town's novel, the reader is kept guessing; its unpredictable plot will leave you glued to the novel till the very end. You will find that there is rarely a dull moment in the book as it is very fast paced, filled to the brim with action. The perfect combination of fight scenes and a bit of romance is sure to please all types of readers.

The characters are amazingly dynamic and realistic; you will have a hard time choosing a favorite. In true J.K. Rowling style, Town gives each character a complex background story. From the mysterious drug-addict Rake to the adorable-yet-dangerous Kennedy and from the good/bad/good again Mica to the punked out Rat, you will find yourself attached to each and every character by the story's finish.

Wastes of Space questions the individual worth of every single person, whether alien or Earthling. The importance of free will and independence is explored throughout the novel, forcing the reader to think about 'choices' a little bit differently.

Whether you're casually looking for something to occupy your time or if you are a die-hard Scifi reader, Wastes of Space by Darcy Town is most certainly worth the price and more.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By BovinitySupreme on March 22, 2012
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The other reviewers have it pretty well covered. I'd like to reinforce what was said about spelling/grammar errors...they ruin my immersion, I've been seeing them a lot lately, and this book was mercifully free of them (or if there were any I managed not to notice).

The whole book is great and compelling, but the last 40% is a real page turner, to the point that I was annoyed when my wife tried to talk to me. Be forewarned: When the action picks up to that level it doesn't stop. You don't get a break. Prepare to read it in one sitting without distractions once you get to the party scene.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Book- Marks The Spot on December 3, 2012
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This book was sooooo not what I was expecting. I didn't thing that I would like it very much, but it proved me wrong. All the characters were highly developed which I highly enjoyed and they were unique in their own way. I also liked how it switched between Rake, Ravil, and the hunters. It kept you in the know and you knew what was going on. There were a lot of moments where I was like what in the world just happened. I never knew what was going to happen next. There were a few of the what in the world moments that I didn't like. I know it added the story but really fishnet stocking and a skirt (You have to read the story to find out). It's not that I didn't enjoy it, I did. It was just really random and unexpected and I liked most of them. Also let me tell you that the author held nothing back. She was not afraid to tell it like it is. No one is perfect but we all have a conscience. Rake was a prime example. He is a druggie that couldn't handle his past and drugs were an outlet for him, but he knew right from wrong. I'll talk about him more later. This book just kept me my toes. It also kept me up until 5 in the morning. LOL I couldn't put it down. I was addicted like rake with his drugs.
Ravil she was a likable character. In the beginning she was a real winy baby. Well most of the story she was. She always had to have someone save her. At the end she finally started to stand up for herself and get a backbone. I can't wait to see where she goes.
Rake he was a real piece of work. He was beyond words. He was I guess you could call it a male hooker. He had sex for money so that he could buy his drugs. I didn't think I would ever like him, but I ended up doing it. He decided to change his tune and IDK if that is a good thing. (See reference to skirt).
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Booklover on July 5, 2012
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Wow! Now that was a excellent story! I'm 3 for 3 in contacting OUTSTANDING Indie Authors with unique voices and incredible story telling abilities!! I am so glad I stumbled upon this gem on Goodreads.com and contacted the author about reading and reviewing the book. The premise of aliens, Earth and a war caught my attention initially. I had no idea what I was in for. Looking for adventure, adrenaline, sex, lust and romance with a dash of humor? Look no further. Ms. Town has packed it all into Wastes of Space.

I refuse to give details on the plot because I will not give away anything. The construction of the novel works well with the plot line and everything is revealed exactly as it should be. I admit that at least for the beginning, the build up is slow and gradual in filling in these gaps in information. This could bother some people, but let me tell you the novel is worth sticking with. You will not be disappointed. You get thrown into this strange new world that is somehow at the same time very familiar. It is filled with a wide variety of all these people and you get so little information about what is going on with them or why they do what they are doing. But I loved the way the author began introducing little snippets of information about her characters and where the story line could go. Very well done!

The cast of characters are very well drawn. I fell in love with all of them and root for each and every one of them. They are an interesting bunch of characters, and their lifestyles may push the envelope a little too much for some, but that was just one more thing that I loved about them. Something that struck me as I was reading was I kept thinking that these were they types of characters I would expect to find in a book by Clive Barker.
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