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Stellar Ranger

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  74 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A solitary ranger riding the galactic frontier, Cinch Carston fears no man - because no man is his equal. But one of the galaxy's richest and most brilliant lunatics has designs on the universe - and has created something terrible to make his dastardly dreams a reality.

It's high noon on a backrocket desert planet called Roget - and the Stellar Ranger is finally about to me...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published May 1st 1994 by Avon Books (first published 1994)
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William Bentrim
Stellar Ranger by Steve Perry

Note, this is not Stellar Ranger Lone Star by the same author.
Steve Perry defies tradition by setting up a plot that depicts a future lawman in a western mode. Oddly enough it works.

Cinch Carston is a lawman of the old school who sees himself as an arbitrator of justice not just a peace maker. One of the more appealing aspects of Perry’s characters is a lack of ambivalence. Good is good and bad is bad. This is an older book that may realize a resurrection with Harr...more
Scott Holstad
Cinch Carston is a Stellar Ranger, a sort of galactic policeman, who is called in to a planet to investigate an uprising against the government. Actually, there are a couple of insurrections and the planet's governor is intent upon putting them down. Turns out, as we find out early on, he's a bad guy and the insurrections are led by "good" people who are defending ape-like natives to the world as the governor tries to wipe them out. He's intent upon selling mining rights to the bulk of his plane...more
Perry brings the concept of the wild west lone wolf lawman to the desolate and backwater planets consisting of the frontier in space.

It was kind of boring. I have not been inspired to pick up the other Stellar Ranger and read it.
Sarah Sammis
A stellar ranger on an out of the way planet finds himself trying to single handedly stop a drug smuggling ring. While the concept is interesting the story peters out at about the halfway point.
Thomas Knowles
This is a new release from Event Horizon EBooks, an e-book reprint of the original 1994 Ace printed edition. Note that the rating is posted by the publisher.
The Wild West in outer space. Really an acceptable western about a ranger on an other planet.
Western in space!
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