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Farscape: House of Cards (Farscape - Novels & Guides #1)

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  148 ratings  ·  11 reviews
The pleasure planet Liantac was once the greatest gambling resort in the Unchartered Territories. Even now, having fallen on hard times, it remains a spectacle of glitz and greed. Astronaut John Crichton and his fellow interstellar fugitives see Liantac as the source of much-needed supplies--except for Rygel, whose boundless avarice is tempted by the promise of easy riches...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 15th 2001 by Tor Books (first published March 23rd 2001)
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Kevin Veighey
Mar 20, 2008 Kevin Veighey rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any sci-fi/fantasy fan, anyone who likes to read film/TV tie-ins, and especially fans of "Farscape".
This is the best novel of the three that were based on the beloved sci-fi TV series "Farscape".

My reasons for it are as follows: First, the author acknowledges the sources he went through to make sure everything was highly accurate to the "Farscape" characters and universe. Second, he places a story at a time where it wouldn't really affect the story even if it were a real episode. And lastly, it features some of the great plot twists and turns you'd expect from an episode of this excellent TV s...more
This is a good book to read if you have watched the TV show Farscape. If you haven't it is harder to understand the characters and where they came from. Overall the book was very entertaining and just like the show, made me laugh numerous times. I recomend this book to any sci-fi fan, although watch the show before you read it; the experience is much better.
For a "media tie-in" book, this was pretty good. The author certainly had the proper tone. The story "felt" right. Farscape fans should read it...
Reminded me of how much I love the show. So much so that I stopped reading for awhile so that I could rewatch the pilot and "Out of Their Minds".
T. Blake
Rygel frells up and everyone else is forced to fix it. What else is new?
Be prepared to be slapped with at least some Farscape Nostalgia.
Heh, it was as entertaining as one of the lesser episodes of the series. But I found it three-stars worth of pleasant for some reason.
avaricious muppet gambles away sentient spacefaring vessel, causing leatherclad models much consternation.
While the plot wasn't so terrible, the writing surely was. Just watch the show.
Perfectly in character <3
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This was the only Farscape novel I enjoyed reading. The other 2 seemed like the author did not even know what Farscape is all about. Anyone know knows me knows I love Farscape. Sadly, this is the only novel that came close to anything the TV show pulled off. It did have one thing going for it, Keith R.A. DeCandido. He knows Farscape.
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