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Rifts Sonic Boom (Rifts #1)

3.24  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Paperback, 406 pages
Published December 31st 1999 by Palladium Books Inc (first published January 1st 1999)
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Timothy Boyd
Jan 09, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it
Normally I find books that are written based on a game not so great, but this SiFi trilogy was the exception. These were great reads, fast paced and interesting, good characters and story line. Very recommended
Hyann
Dec 07, 2012 Hyann rated it liked it
A generous 3 stars. First you need to get pass misspelling, missing words.. the book didn't look like it was seriously edited. Plus, binding not glued correctly and not even the same papers were used to make the book. It's a more of a dream than a book but at least it got published.

Didn't really known the Rift world before reading this novel, always thought it was a dark mix of Shadowrun & Battletech. Rift is more or less depending the angle you want to see it. In resume, Rift is a futuristi
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Gene
Apr 07, 2016 Gene rated it liked it
Wow, that really was the worst edited book I've ever read. Ever. So I had to do a little digging to find out why Palladium would have let that slip through, it's not like they are new to the publishing world. The story I found was that they sent the wrong file to the publisher. Instead of the final draft, they sent one of the earlier drafts. Oops.

That aside, it was an ok book. I'm really trying to understand why the author decided to tell the story from the coalitions point of view. As I remembe
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Paul
Dec 15, 2010 Paul rated it liked it
So, I know this book has received a slew of bad press and reviews in the past, and I can certainly understand why. It is absolutely riddled with typographical errors, spelling mistakes, and minor inconsistencies that make it pretty difficult to get through for folks who notice those things.

It should also, by now, be know that there was some sort of mix-up in which file was sent to the printer, resulting in the aforementioned errors. And while this was certainly a terrible error that does nothing
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Taddow
Aug 18, 2013 Taddow rated it liked it
I have fond memories of the Rifts setting from my high school RPG days and while I still play RPGs, the setting for Rifts has some issues that no longer make it for me and my gaming group a viable setting. I still find parts of the fluff quite enjoyable and sometimes even flip through some of my Rifts game books. I think that this nostalgia leaves me craving some type of Rifts story and there is not much of it. This was the main reason why I was interested in reading this book. I won't bring up ...more
Nicholas Hansen
Dec 17, 2011 Nicholas Hansen rated it it was ok
Good characters, interesting story, but God there was terrible editing done here. And I'm not talking minor grammatical snafoos, no, I'm talking about some sentences missing first words. It looked like this.(. went away from the robot.) How do you make that mistake? If the writer had scrolled through his document that spot would have been underlined by spell check. Oh, and my favorite mistake, which proves that this book was written with a word perfect program, was this. (dRifted) This word ...more
Pharc3
Jun 04, 2016 Pharc3 rated it really liked it
If you loved playing Rift as much as I did you'll love this series. Even with the HORRENDOUS editing job. Plot twists, engaging character development, and even a hint of realism (I mean even loved/main characters die).
Siren
Aug 01, 2010 Siren rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Rifts players
This book is full of typos but that's part of it's charm, I think. There are several parts in here that drag on, but if you play Rifts, then you're sure to like this book.
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