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Derelict

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
One by one they will die...

Five men and five women. The only survivors of the ill-fated spaceliner Goddess. They think the worst is behind them when they find the abandoned ship, with its promise of refuge.

They’re wrong.

For the ship is alien, ominous. A merciless cybernetic predator. It has two primary directives: defend itself...and feed.

(From the 1988 paperback.)
Paperback, 199 pages
Published March 1st 1988 by Ace
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Dirk Grobbelaar
Jan 04, 2012 Dirk Grobbelaar rated it it was ok
A missed opportunity, if you ask me. The premise of this book appealed to me. A massive derelict alien space ship preying on some hapless humans? Always fun, one would think. One would be wrong. Despite the promising first half of this novel which contains some genuinely creepy and atmospheric scenes, the book fails rather epically in the second half when repetition and humdrum sets in. Oh, it isn't all bad, I did after all feel compelled to finish it, it just could have been so much more. It re ...more
D. B.
Jan 21, 2010 D. B. rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people perpetually stranded at train stations or airport terminals, sci-fi fans with short memories
"In space, there is no escape from the horror," reads the blurb on the cover of this 1988 science fiction potboiler. The art on the cover promises much; a tiny needle of a spaceship homing in on the derelict of the title, a hulking shadow of a spaceborne destroyer, complete with evil portholes for eyes and a gaping docking bay for a mouth.

The similarities stop there, however; the derelict as described in the text reminds you more of the Satellite of Love from MST3K than a cetacean dreadnought. B
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