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Courtesan

3.78  ·  Rating Details  ·  107 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Jaswinder Saroya believed that her research in the area of Hyperspace Field Theory would benefit everyone: Family Traders, the InterPlanetary Corporations, Earth's Colonies and governments alike. She erred in not considering commercial and political consequences. Now, someone wants to steal or bury her research and, perhaps, her with it. With no way to fight this unknown f ...more
Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Published June 3rd 2010
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Nathan Lowell
Apr 14, 2011 Nathan Lowell rated it it was amazing
Boulter does a great take on the "trade universe" with nods to Lee and Miller's Liadan Universe, but in a book that is all his own. The tension between the leads, the elements of danger, and the political intrigue all weave together to catch the reader.

Very nicely done.

And I like the new cover.
Maria Hammarblad
Aug 22, 2010 Maria Hammarblad rated it it was amazing
Jaswinder is a very devoted scientist, living her life happily engulfed in her work. So engulfed is she that she fails to pay attention to one thing; the financial interests of the powers that be. Before she knows what is happening, she has stumbled into danger's way, and finds herself on the run from people trying to capture her, or why not kill her while they're at it.

I stumbled upon "Courtesan" by accident, bought it, and started to read. As it so often is, real life got in between, and I ha
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Bigal-sa
May 01, 2011 Bigal-sa rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
It was very refreshing to read a book that was as well edited and formatted for the Kindle as this one. I could actually read and enjoy the story without having to proofread it for errors (I only found two: 'andf' instead of 'and' and 'here, here' instead of 'hear, hear'.

The author has a really good writing style, which kept my attention throughout the book. However, I did feel the plot was rather contrived (the reason for 4*) - why did Jazz have to keep her past a secret once they were in deep
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Keith Hughes
Mar 15, 2011 Keith Hughes rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
I read this book because Nathan Lowell, author of the Trader's Tales series, told me to. Well, not directly, but he did recommend it in a blog post so I bought it from Kindle store.

This was a very enjoyable story with a believable world and heroine. The interactions of the trader families and the big corporations was rather more competitive than in the Trader's tales, but it was still an interesting environment. The interactions within the trading family that is a big part of the story is also v
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Billy
Jan 25, 2012 Billy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book reads like a season of some sci-fi TV series, and indeed would fit in seamlessly with shows like 'Firefly'. Engrossing world filled with interesting characters that are actually human and likeable, this is a really enjoyable sci-fi tale that leaves you wanting more by the end of the book.

Doesn't quite have the epic feel of a classic, but a really enjoyable read nevertheless.
Helen
Apr 10, 2012 Helen rated it liked it
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This was a nice, quick read. However, I kind of had trouble in believing some of the aspects. Primarily that the hero felt anything for the heroine (although it's a shortish story so that may be it) and the slight irratance of a stupidly bad case of academic ivory towers syndrome.

I liked it, but it felt so unfinished and unresolved to me. So, a 3 to 3.5 stars.
Tiffany
Jan 16, 2012 Tiffany rated it really liked it
I really liked this one. Kind of fun space book that is a quick read and has a satisfying ending.
Keith
Jun 12, 2011 Keith rated it really liked it
Really well written space opera
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D.A. Boulter hates talking about himself in the 3rd person. Finds it annoying.

Since my early school days, Science Fiction and Fantasy have intrigued me, starting with Heinlein, whose Starship Troopers I read in the middle 60s, long before I knew about the social and political themes it carried. My seminal year, though, came in 1974 when I got my hands on a copy of Frank Herbert's "Dune", which fas
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