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Mission to Moulokin (Icerigger #2)

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Ethan Frome Fortune had been on Tran-Ky-ky long enough...too long in fact. He wanted out. He wanted to get back to business. He wanted to go home. So he and his sidekick Skua September headed their giant Ice Rigger toward Brass Monkey, the busy off-world trading post where they were sure they could book passage home. But when they discovered that their Tran friends were be ...more
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Published January 12th 1981 by Del Rey Books (first published January 1st 1979)
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This book wasn't as compelling as the first book in the Icerigger trilogy. It started with a bit of a damp fart, as I didn't really buy the main protagonist's reasons for deciding, literally at the last minute, to stay on the planet he'd spent the entirety of the last book trying to escape. It felt a bit forced for the sake of the sequel.

The book also takes a while to really get going. The characters seem a little aimless for the first half of the book and it doesn't really get going until after
B. Zedan
Jun 24, 2008 B. Zedan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The first of the trilogy is always going to be my favourite, but all the books are hella boss. Oh Foster, you crazy bio-nerd and your sociological ambitions.
Frank Röhr
Oct 18, 2016 Frank Röhr rated it it was amazing
Very good read! I just enjoyed the further adventures of the Slanderscree and her crew. Yes, the books are a little older, and there are times you notice that, of course, but that doesn't matter. Interesting wordlbuilding, great characters and fine ideas!
Sep 04, 2012 Myles rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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After finishing Mission to Moulokin, I'm having trouble remembering anything that happens in The Deluge Drivers, because a lot happens here.

Icerigger was primarily an adventure story with some natives that just happened to be giant ice-skating cats with underarm webbing. This cover begs me to add 'pirates', but, alas, one book can't have everything. Mission begins with the Slanderskree carrying our human survivors and their friends to the Humanx Commonwealth outpost a year and a half after they
Sep 19, 2013 Pellerin rated it it was ok
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Alan Dean Foster must be more of an ideas man, because although an entertaining read, the writing in Mission to Moulokin did not live up to the plot.

There are great concepts here just crying out to be expanded upon ... yes, I know there's the final book in the trilogy I still need to read; however, the characters are two-dimensional and I didn't really feel any empathy for any of them. Foster tries to inject some character development with love interests (although he kills one love triangle only
Maryann Fläsch
Jul 06, 2014 Maryann Fläsch rated it it was ok
The first book was 100x better than this one and if not for being an UberFan of the author, I'd skip #3. Unfortunately for me, I like to read EVERYTHING a fave author has written, even the bad ones like this. Ham handed,a plot that makes zero sense, a story ark that seems shoehorned in with the locating of the warm weather Tran. This was time I'll never get back. I'll give book 3 50 pages (one hour of reading) before I decide if for the first time I'll leave a series unfinished.

Such a huge disap
I loved the book, on the other hand it's really only a book a science fiction lover would enjoy, and you need to have read the first book in the series, to follow along. But other than that a real nice story.
Oct 20, 2016 Fiona rated it it was amazing
Another reread. Some maddening inconsistencies in characters aboard the Icerigger leaped out in this reading. However, it's still a fun adventure. I couldn't help but wonder what this story would have become in a 700 page volume-- better not perhaps.
Aug 13, 2013 Nojdude rated it really liked it
Foster continued to keep me awake with the second installment. Was looking forward to finishing the triogy.
Jan 24, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it
Better than the first one, in my opinion! The saga continued, with new characters and more adventures!
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Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A. in 1969. Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures. This interest is carried over to his writing, ...more
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