- Paperback: 414 pages
- Publisher: Stars in Hand; 1 edition (August 12, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692909591
- ISBN-13: 978-0692909591
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,400,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Tyler Wandschneider's Lockheed Elite is a thoroughly enjoyable sci-fi crime adventure akin to an episode of Firefly than anything else." -Literary Titan
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Tyler Wandschneider is a Seattle-based novelist working in the professional world. He and his wife are expecting their first child in October 2017. It is a girl, and he is delighted to meet her. Lockheed Elite is his second novel, and no, you cannot read his first. You can follow Tyler on the usual social media channels, and his newsletter where he shares all the trouble he gets into. He is also fond of hearing from those who have enjoyed reading Lockheed Elite.
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“Coming out on top never happens the way you plan.”
Lockheed Elite is the first in a new sci fi series about a team of salvagers scouring the universe for treasure, righting the occasional wrong, and trying to stay out of the way of the Galactic Alliance… The book is a rip-roaring action tale full of deception, betrayal, and a superb cast of characters – all of which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The story opens with an interview – the best salvage crew in the galaxy has an opening, and their interviewee brings more to the table than anyone (her included) could have guessed. The unfolding story is full of intrigue, theft, slavery, secrets, double-dealing, triple-dealing, and more cool interstellar gadgets than your imagination could conceive. Fortunately for all of us, Wandschneider’s imagination takes care of our shortcomings in this regard, and the resulting tale is a shifting funhouse mirror display of honor among thieves, too-good-to-be-true’s, and a handful of good old-fashioned smackdowns.
The characters are great, a perfect melding of the familiar (The Gentle Giant, The Snarky Woman with Something to Prove, The Tough Guys who Inevitably Implode, The Anti-Hero) with a handful of twists that spin the familiar on its head (I can’t explain those without giving spoilers, but trust me) and keep things interesting throughout. The plot is well paced, with plenty of rough and tumble action interspersed with tidbits of social commentary, an unexpected romance (or two), and enough cautious optimism peppered with snarky one-liners to bring a smile to even the most battle-hardened intergallactic space-veteran’s heart.
This was a fun, easy read. This is a promising beginning to a new series, and I for one look forward to seeing where Anders and his team head next…
Lockheed Elite is a science fiction novel that will appeal to hard and soft science fiction fans alike. It has all the aspects of a good tale, regardless of genre: camaraderie, strong characters, journey, action, and fun! The strongest element of this novel is the solid character development. You get attached to the characters right from the start, and are right along with them for the tumultuous ride. Lots of exciting actions, suspense, and twists and turns to keep you flipping the pages relentlessly until the end.
Definitely worth the read.