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Prison Ship

3.17 of 5 stars 3.17  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Not all aliens are as cute and cuddly as E.T.....
At last the hopes and dreams of earthpeople yearning for contact with the stars are fulfilled - by six of the most ruthless and depraved convicts that a galactic system advanced only in its methods of cruelty and oppression can produce. When they and their technology team up with a band of human desperadoes it's going to be
Mass Market Paperback, 596 pages
Published April 1st 1989 by Baen
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Gruesome, violent, poorly written scenes make this one nauseating. Wait...maybe I shouldn't call it poorly written if the passages in question were vivid enough to nauseate me. Perhaps that's what Caidin was going for. I never even made it to the end. Skip it; life's too short to waste time on a bad book.
Jim Brooks
Violent but interesting. Puts its characters in harrowing situations that make you wonder - what would YOU have done differently ?!?
Slow but OK
Some alien convicts crash on earth and end up hiding out in a prison in the U.S.A. They end up taking over the prison and making it their little kingdom. I actually liked these aliens, but... The book had some seriously over the top stuff, like one scene the aliens took great pains to give this guy superior medical treatment so he would stay alive as long as possible while they dined on his raw still living body.
I think I might have actually given it 4 stars if it had not taken this weird twist
Couldn't finish this one. This book made me gag. The violent scenes were described in such graphic detail as to be nauseating.
Ron Goodrich
Read this in 6th grade. Raunchy is too mild a word. I loved it at the time. lol
Very gruesome, but loved it.
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Martin Caidin was a prolific and controversial writer. Most of his work centered around the adventures of pilots and astronauts. A number of his books were notable for their reasonable, realistic predictions of then-futuristic technology.

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