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Rob Boffard

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Johannesburg, South Africa



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Rob. Thirty-one. Author. Journalist. Sound Engineer. Snowboarder. Hip-hop artist. Tall. Basketball-player-length arms. Lots of tattoos. Glasses. Bad hair. Proud South African. Born in Johannesburg. Splits time between London and Vancouver. Digs New York. Doesn’t dig Vegas. Loves New Orleans. Not a helicopter pilot.

Debut novel. Tracer. On Orbit Books. Out now. Space stations. Parkour. Explosions. Good times. Two sequels. Huzzah!

Average rating: 3.47 · 1,262 ratings · 251 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
Tracer (Outer Earth #1)

3.34 avg rating — 613 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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3.45 avg rating — 400 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Zero-G (Outer Earth #2)

3.81 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 2016 — 9 editions
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Impact (Outer Earth #3)

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The Outer Earth Trilogy

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I’ve been quiet for the past month or so. It’s because I have developed a very rare and potentially fatal infection of my spleen, which I contracted while visiting the Amazon jungle. They tried to cure it on-site, but it involved attaching leeches to my genitals, which hurt a lot, so we –

No, that’s not true. What I have been doing is moving house. And not the hey-we-changed-apartments-bring-fri...

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The Hitman and the Tea Lady (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Rob Boffard tells the story of a hitman transporting grisly evidence of his latest job; all is going well until he dares to cross the tea lady.

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Where The Stars Rise is a hell of a lot of fun. Great writers, magnificent storytelling, and worlds I wanted to spend a lot more time in - no matter how dangerous they were. I had a blast reading it.
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I'm not a big epic fantasy guy. Really. I enjoyed Game of Thrones, but that's about it. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about Starborn. This just really wasn't my thing.

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Man, I wish Goodreads could give half stars. This is 4.5 for me.

Thoroughly enjoyable, pacy, slick story with a great lead character. Rushed and sketchy final confrontation aside, this is enormous fun to read. Highly recommended.
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October Science Fiction -- The following poll decides which two books will go to the final round of polls for Oct. 2018's Science Fiction BOTM.

  17 votes, 22.1%

  16 votes, 20.8%

  11 votes, 14.3%

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  8 votes, 10.4%

  6 votes, 7.8%

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  2 votes, 2.6%


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