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Murphy's Gambit

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Thiadora Murphy is a "floater". Born and raised to withstand a zero-gravity environment, the floaters are considered the dregs of the universe -- an outcast society of space workers who have been ostracized and nearly enslaved.Murphy thought she could rise above her floater heritage. But then she was expelled from her military academy and forced to work as a test pilot for ...more
Paperback, 377 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Roc
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Lauren Huibregtse
Murphy's gambit was an enjoyable quick read- there were times when Syne Mitchell's science fiction became a bit too fictional... Such as during moments of complex emotion (not that there really were any). Her strength came out while illustrating the beautiful universe of exploration and the two different cultures that evolved out of access to zero gravity lifestyles. It was a fun read and a perfect break from all the Pulitzer winners.
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Ruth Temple
best throwaway line ever: "it's only rocket science!"[return]This is my personal favorite of Syne's SF books to date.
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Syne Mitchell (born 1970) is a novelist in the science fiction genre.[1] She has a bachelor's degree in business administration and master's degree in physics. She lives in Seattle, Washington and is married to author Eric S. Nylund. Her first science fiction novel was Murphy’s Gambit which won the Compton Crook Award in 2001. She subsequently published the first installment o
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