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The Ripple in Space-Time

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  16 reviews
When the huge lunar Ultra Energy Laboratory is destroyed by a mysterious blast, Inspector Ryo Trop of the Free City Inquisitor's Office is called in to sort out who is responsible for the disaster.

Early reports imply that rogue moon miners are to blame but Ryo quickly discovers that a far more complex and sinister scheme is afoot.

With the help of a promising young Liaison
Paperback, 260 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Striped Cat Press
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Feb 18, 2013 Katy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of character-driven sci-fi
Recommended to Katy by: JKS Communications
Shelves: ebook
Book Info: Genre: Science Fiction
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of character-driven science fiction.
Trigger Warnings: Violence, piracy, (implied) drug use

Please note: This is also part of a blog tour. A guest post from the author can be seen here on the 15th. A giveaway for this book will start on the 16th and can be viewed here on or after that date. Additionally, this book will be free through a KDP promotion on Amazon from March 1-3, 2013, so if you’re interested in picking up a c
Melissa Caldwell
I liked the concept very much. My curiosity was piqued by the notion that science fiction and mystery could be blended into a interesting story. After reading the summary of this book, I was definitely on board with a review!

This book isn't perfect. There are some rough spots, but the core of the book is pretty solid. I had moments where my imagination ran away with me as I envisioned the world that the characters lived in. The world that S.F. Chapman has created is full of potential. Space trav
Julie Barrett
S.F. Chapman's The Ripple in Space-Time
Story is about how a scientist is kidnapped, along with others and taken far away. The pirates plan for her especially is to work and create some elements that will aid them.
Her son Lev has received her daily message and knows something is not right and contacts the authorities and gets together with Ryo who heads up the investigation. They can't figure out who
took the professor and they soon learn with Lev's help and one of the many satellites, who they a
A friend loaned me an "Advance reader copy" that he got in Florida. Good classic science fiction. I really liked the cat and mouse chase between the good guys and bad guys at the end.
Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
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The Ripple in Space Time is a story that takes in the year 2445. A lab has been destroyed and hundreds have lost their lives including lead scientist Dr. Jana Fesai. So an inspector named Ryo has been sent on the case. To join him on the investigation is Jana's son Lev and an officer named Keira. The three take a journey across the universe to find the people responsible. But they soon fi
The Ripple in Space-Time The Ripple in Space-Time is set well into the future, in a time when the outer reaches of space have been colonized. The human race lives spread throughout the galaxy, and I can't deny that I was drawn in by the possibility of such a vast world of people. Through a mix of news reports and narrative, S.F. Chapman shares with readers a world where anything is possible. This is definitely what I enjoyed most about this book. Although I would have liked the opportunity to ex ...more
I don't normally write reviews, but having received this book through the First Reads program, I feel that I should explain my rating in this case. Warning, there are some minor spoilers scattered throughout, though I do try to keep it vague.

I was fairly excited going into this one, and was eager to find this in my mailbox. With that said, I was greatly let down by this one in many ways.

I'll start with the good. The one point I appreciated was in the organization of the chapters. Every few chapt
Pat Griffith
The Ripple in Space-Time by SF Chapman is set in the future when Earth has managed to colonize space and the human race lives in one of seven fiefdoms either on Earth or in one of the intergalactic colonies. Through a series of news reports mixed in with the narrative we get hints of the past wars that lead to this governmental structure as well as the politics that rule them now. It’s an interesting world with lots of potential for adventure to abound.

The wide range of characters includes an ex
I had this book in my grip for a few hours while visiting someone who had a proof copy from the author... couldn't take it with me as it wasn't mine :( Looking forward :) to the official release so that I can find out what happens!!! ...GOT THE BOOK WHEN IT CAME OUT IN FEBRUARY 2013 -- VERY MUCH IN THE TRADITION OF TIMOTHY ZAHN'S STAR WARS -- love the weaving of science and fiction - hope there is a sequel or trilogy planned to expand on the lives of Ryo and Lev and Jana and Keira.
Kristen Buchanan
I haven't read any science fiction novels that I truly enjoyed lately. I'm happy to say that The Ripple in Space-Time has ended that little streak I had goin' on. The novel was about a scientist who was abducted and a team was assembled to to rescue them. When Tribute Books emailed me about this book, I'm not going to lie, I was excited. I loved how S. F Chapman laid out this book. I don't really know why, but the way the chapters were broken up added a lot to the book. I also thought that the w ...more
Arc from NetGalley.

It sounded promising. I love science fiction; to read how the future might be and the technology and everything that science fiction is. Adding some crime into it sounded interesting.

But the writing didn't capture me at all. It was very standard and I found myself drifting away several times with all the info dumps. Naturally one has to explain when the world isn't as ours, but... to much tell and not showing or something.

And as I don't a) have patience and b) don't want to s
The concept of this book was great. I liked Ryo, but he was a little passive at times. I didn't much like the romance between Lev and Keira, mostly because he was too much of a fickle playboy and she was far too serious. The bad guys were one dimensional and dim.

The story overall was intriguing and I'd like to know more about this setting. I liked the news articles before the chapters, and the chapters were short, which lent to the fast pace of the story.

Other than this being geared toward a yo
Leslie (Working for the Mandroid)
Surface level writing, cliche characters and tons of physics babble. Kind of a hard story to get into and there isn't much to get into anyway.
Dec 03, 2012 Liviu marked it as started_finish_later
starts interesting but then stalls in standard sf with average writing
An enjoyable space opera.
Jan 04, 2013 S.F. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote it, I love it. SF
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A lifelong Northern Californian, S F Chapman traded his construction job for the more docile (but no less demanding) profession of novelist in 2008 when the US economy faltered.

The tireless author has since written eight books. His first, "I'm here to help" (published by Striped Cat Press in July of 2012), is a literary fiction novella about a teenage daughter looking for answers to some troubling
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