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Wreck of the Nebula Dream

(Sectors SF Romance #0.5)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  314 ratings  ·  63 reviews
A reimagining of the Titanic disaster set in the far future among the stars…

Traveling unexpectedly aboard the luxury liner Nebula Dream on its maiden voyage across the galaxy, Sectors Special Forces Captain Nick Jameson is ready for ten relaxing days, and hoping to forget his last disastrous mission behind enemy lines. He figures he’ll gamble at the casino, take in the sho
Kindle Edition, 1, 274 pages
Published March 16th 2012 by VSBooks
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Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-romance
No time this week for a lengthy review. Just have to say, whewwww. I need a vacation after this sci-fi romance adventure. Parallels to the Titanic in space. Just incredible action sequences and SUCH imagination in the tech. Mild romance, but who has time in this story? Trust me, you'll be out of breath when you finish this one.
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Fun scifi adventure inspired by the Titanic disaster. Heroine was very under-developed so the mild romance was not engaging.
Apr 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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A passenger liner is launching with technology so advanced that everyone is just positive it will break all the speed records for the route! Lots of money is riding (yes, pun intended) on her making port on a record-breaking date.

And in order to get her out of her docking berth, she's launched with untested technology. Oh, she's ahead of her time, alright, but even advances ahead of their time need shakedown cruises.

The first in Veronica Scott's A Sectors SF Romance series. Captain Nick Jameson is one of over 8,000 passengers on the maiden voyage of the Nebula Dream. Nick is Special Forces but after a mission gone wrong, the future looks bleak. He will muddle through this cruise and accept the consequences. There he meets Mara Lyrae, a businesswoman, who he finds attractive and would like to spend some time. But Myra doesn't seem to be interested. When the ship is obviously in trouble, Nick does his best at ...more
Once I got past the beginning chapters, the story line picked up and grabbed my attention! I like a good action packed story!
Dani Harper
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like lots of action in a disaster setting, THIS is your book! The characters went from the frying pan to the fire again and again (which is pretty realistic). If you're looking for pure romance, this doesn't have quite as much as some of Ms. Scott's other works, but the story still gets a satisfactory resolution.
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I wouldn't quite call this Titanic in space. Yes, it is a luxury liner on its first trip. It is expected to break speed records as well. However, when everything goes wrong, there is a lot more that goes wrong than on the Titanic. The lead is a Special Forces captain who is battle-weary and depressed after a difficult job. He doesn't fit with the rest of the passengers, and finds himself intervening in a couple of emergencies just because he is prepared. There are some interesting future c ...more
SFR Reading Challenge 2012 Book 13

Grade B

This was a very enjoyable SFR. Wreck of the Nebula Dream is a retelling of the Titanic disaster with a futuristic space setting. The story is very well done and the plot moves quickly. The group trying to survive came upon realistic obstacles throughout. It kept me interested and reading. The main character, Nick, is well drawn and capable. He's a talented Special Forces officer, but he's not perfect. Mara is less well developed, but she's a sympathet
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-sci-fi received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

This was a solid four-star read for me. Great plot, great characters, excellent world building an enough romantic elements to make me smile without making me feel gooey. There were elements, however, that just didn't quite reach the 'this this total awesomesauce!' five star territory for me. It was close, but I don't give half-stars. Let me explain.

The world building in this book is done through mild contextual clues, wel
Overall I really enjoyed this ride.

I have to preface this with saying that I went into this thinking it was a sci-fi romance. It was recommended to me as such. The cover kind of also implies ti would be a romance.
It doesn't work as a romance though as there is almost no development of a couple and they go from barely having looked at each other to starry eyes and probing tongue. There is no sex going on, just kissing. :)

The POV is from the hero only so there isn't really much of the inner worki
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I won a copy of this book months ago from the author, and I finally found a convenient way to read it that didn't involve reading it on my laptop. I'm so glad I did, because it's a very enjoyable read! While this is billed as a re-imagining of the Titanic disaster and it shares similarities, I felt it had many more moments in common with Star Wars than the Leonardo DiCaprio/Kate Winslet film.

The book is action packed, and the characters are engaging and likable, with the exception of one social
This has a wonderful action adventure as our hero and heroine fight to save this ship and her passengers

The world building is great. I could have used more love story but this is a fun read. .

Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
4 stars.

Practically non-stop action throughout, except of a couple of small lulls towards the beginning.

This was like Die Hard on the dying cruise ship in space. The hero had to fight so many different bad guys, from drunken rapists, opportunistic looters, alien pirates to enemy forces, it makes sense that there were only a couple of short kisses between him and the heroine. The story is told mostly from his POV and to me, the heroine is probably not as fleshed out.

A very exciting read. I'd re
Tricia Len
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-f, scifi
I enjoyed this book...
Lyndi W.
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star
This was actually a really fun, action-packed story. Not haha-fun, but exciting-fun. No need for character development here. My only complaint is the romance.

Until the very end, the things this couple said to each other were just... so corny and disgustingly flowery. Pretty much all of their romantic dialogue to and about each other felt weird, like it was taken straight from a bodice-ripper and then somehow made even more melodramatic. It didn't belong in this setting with these characters. Th
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Wreck of the Nebula Dream is a fun science fiction adventure romance. While it’s inspired by the Titanic disaster, it reminded me more of Indiana Jones crossed with The Poseidon Adventure– lots of action and derring do. Also space pirates!

There’s nothing groundbreaking about this story, and it’s not going to stick in your head long after you read it (hence the C+ grade). The characters are pretty stock (military guy with trauma, wise older woman, fl
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
Scott's "Wreck of the Nebula Dream" was entertaining from beginning to end. With her great world-building, I could see the scene, but the world building was never taken to the level of tedium. Her characters were well-developed. I would have hugged a couple of them and slapped one silly. The pacing was steady, the tension built nicely. Not too much romance--the book tipped the scales toward scfi without losing itself in explaining the plausibility of imagined future technologies--which I enjoyed ...more
Apr 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plot: 4/5
Characterisation: 4/5
Prose: 4/5
How much I enjoyed it: 5/5
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don't usually read Sci-Fi, but

This book came highly recommended. I'm glad I risked it.
The premise was just complex enough to keep me engaged.
The characters are, to me, the most important. Nick is the archetypical Hero. Flawed, but ultimately good.
Mara is a almost unbelievable Wonder Woman, but the characters works here.
My favorite is Khevvan, who becomes an unassuming hero, sacrificing what was most important to him to save others. I
The story projects all known human foibles a thousand or more
Kara Prem
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Essentially a Titanic like story set in space. A luxury starliner that can supposedly beat all known time records sets out on a journey. The ship is half finished in places, and is not as luxury as described (several items are re-used from other ships). In an effort to maintain the record pace they're hoping to achieve, the captain steers the liner into enemy territory, and eventually abandons the ship after sabotaging it.
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a real page-turner! Just when it seemed things couldn't possibly get any worse . . . they did. It was fun seeing how Our Hero and his team managed to overcome each escalating predicament. I listened to the audiobook, and the performance was also terrific. Highly recommended.
Karen Robeson
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My second Scott book! Enjoyable!

I started reading V.S. recently and discovered a new series. What fun!
I love her fully developed characters and they make realistic decisions that make the stories flow. Lovely details and plausible outcomes.
Fun to read!
This was more sci-fi than romance but I found the re-envisioning of the Titanic disaster really interesting.
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one exciting read. I have others in this series in random order lol, so ya they can be stand alone books.
Elena Alvarez Dosil
My original Wreck of the Nebula Dream audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

Special Forces Captain Nick Jameson is aboard the Nebula Dream, a colossal spaceship on its first trip. This spaceship is one of a kind, with luxurious entertainment and full with rich passengers in their way to Sector Hub. Suddenly one night Nick is shaken awake, and after several deceptions from the captain of the ship, things go south and then it is clear that the Nebula Dream does not ha
Rabid Readers Reviews
Wreck of the Nebula Dream follows Captain Nick Jameson and never shifts point of view from that primary character. Nick is the undisputed leader of the pack of survivors and while he's not perfect, he's the one to which the others defer as someone who can get them out alive (though one or two need some convincing). For the first quarter of the novel, Scott sets up her story and acquaints us with Jameson. Nick has had a troubled past and messed up his last mission. He is extremely lonely and on a ...more
Jessica Snell
Yes, the cover, I know. Never mind that.

"Wreck of the Nebula Dream" is billed as "the Titanic disaster in space" and, honestly, it does a pretty good job of being that.

It's also billed as being a sci-fi romance, and I thought it did a not-as-good job of being that. Let me explain...

Our story begins with Special Forces Captain Nick Jameson grabbing a ride home on the Nebula Dream, a newly-commissioned luxury liner that's about to go on its maiden voyage and which is aiming to beat the galaxy's cu
Beverly Diehl
4.5 Stars

I really, really enjoyed this novella. Let me disclose up front, I am a huge Titanic buff. This is a double-edged sword when it comes to a novel or story drawn heavily upon Titanic. Because it’s possible we will love it, and equally possible we will hate it.

I loved it. The first chapter includes a scattering of people in the shuttle to the Nebula Dream who are all called upon later in the story, without being overwhelming. It also gives our hero, Nick Jameson something heroic to do. Yea
May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
This book was a couple of firsts for me. My first Veronica Scott book and my first sci fi romance. The Wreck of the Nebula Dream is reminiscent of the Titanic in a lot of ways only upgrades to a different more advanced world but both ships had similar problems. The Nebula Dream is a premier air ship of it's time. It has all the bells and whistle and more. Almost anything you can imagine. Sectors Special Forces soldier, Captain Nick Jameson could care less. He's pretty sure he just completed his ...more
Melanie Adkins
Mar 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Nick Jameson is a Special Forces soldier on leave. Not that he wants to be on leave but he didn't have a choice in the matter. He's aboard the Nebula Dream, THE premiere space cruise ship. It's the maiden voyage of the Nebula. Promises were made about the speed of the ship, the amenities and luxury. Nick is just bored. Everything seems find until the third night out. The fourth engine has shut down. The crew play it off like it's just routine maintenance until the fourth night out and all engin ...more
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Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.

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