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Paperback, 284 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by La Madrila Press
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Vicky
Mar 15, 2012 Vicky rated it liked it
This novel was free, I won it through a Goodreads Giveaway!

I really had a hard time figuring out how to rate this book. There are aspects of it I just loved, and I'm not exaggerating, I just loved those parts and there are other aspects which, in my opinion, needed much more work to achieve a satisfactory level. Does the author have talent; definitely! I do not have any doubt about it and in fact am in awe faced with some of his skills. Would I recommend this novel; not in it's present state or
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Scott
Mar 18, 2012 Scott rated it liked it
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I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

From the cover i didn't know what to expect as there was no blurb alongside it to give any idea. Interesting main characters with some good interplay between them, reminds me of Red Dwarf. So a brief synopsis.

Sulliman Smith is a space tug pilot, moving mining rigs from one rock to another, in a world where the morality police enforce rules that segregate men and woman unless they are married. It's lonely work being a space tug pilot,
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Freya
Mar 19, 2012 Freya rated it it was ok
First-reads - Giveaway

As someone who reads a lot more fantasy than science fiction this book was refreshing. It shows how life has managed to survive the overpopulation of Earth and spread into the solar system. This survival is ensured by the Morality Police - a group that could be the offspring of Orwell's thought police and China's one child policy which ensures a male/female segregation system. The story follows Sully and his friends on their adventures, or rather misadventures, towards try
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Keith Johnson
Mar 15, 2012 Keith Johnson rated it really liked it
Shelves: won-in-giveaways
A word of warning: the first 10 or so pages of this book are B-rutal, that's brutal with a capital B. However, if you can get through those first 10 pages, you will find a very enjoyable book. It starts off with details on mining operations and zzzz.... But then the book transforms into a sci-fi space adventure. It's set in a future unknown time when a strict religious regime has outlawed contact between the sexes unless properly authorized. The journey takes the mining team to the moons of Jupi ...more
Paulina Odeth
Mar 14, 2012 Paulina Odeth rated it really liked it
A pesar de que había muchas cosas en el libro que me llegaban a confundir en verdad llegue a ponerme en sintonia con este libro y me agrado muchísimo.

En primer lugar la historia es muy original y supongo yo que el autor mezclo muy bien lo que era la realidad (gracias a sus trabajos anteriores) y la ficcion (la historia de estos personajes).

Creo que una de las cosas que mas se me dificulto pero que mas me encanto fue el echo de que aunque era dificil de comprender algunas cosas sobre el oficio d
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I was a professional shipmaster for ten years mainly in the North Sea, and afterwards became a marine journalist and technical author, and then a marine representative for rig operations, and a safety consultant.

I have written three books, two technical works on the operation of offshore vessels and one novel - RigMoves. RigMoves ticks many b oxes for me - I have been a SF fan since I was a boy, a
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