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Hull Damage (Bad Space #1)

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  78 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Their spaceship is falling apart. There's a substantial bounty on each one of their heads. Their captain is a stark, raving lunatic.

Making a decent living as a space pirate is hard enough, what with the near-constant spaceship repairs, the dogged bounty hunters and the treacherous galactic underworld one must navigate to survive. The crew of The Unconstant Lover, therefore
ebook, 547 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by An Art Lawful Press
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Stewart Doyle
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book took me by complete and utter surprise. A science fiction pirate that kiiiinda has the Han Solo/Mal Reynolds thing going on but is actually a complete and utter b*stard into the bargain?


The entire crew deserves - truly - to die (except Odissieus because he is just darling), and yet, you root for them.

The good guys are bad, the bad guys are worse, and the only GOOD guys a: get gunned down without mercy and b: clearly had a shady past themselves and probably deserved everyth
Jesse Toldness
Jun 07, 2015 rated it liked it
OK, in the interest of full disclosure, I'm going to admit up front that this is not my first time reading 'Hull Damage', although it is my first time reviewing it, nor am I unfamiliar with the author. So take that into account.

First off, other reviewers, both here and on Amazon (and in person) have already effectively covered the things that are wrong with 'Hull Damage' (use of the Present Tense, the almost impenetrably florid prose, the largely episodic nature of the novel, the difficulty in k
Jun 25, 2012 rated it liked it
So I finished this book and have delayed writing a review for a week or so, really just to make sure I still liked the book.

Bottom line, short review: It's a good book, worth the time I put into it. I don't know if it's still up for free, but the book is of a better quality than most indie published books people are paying for.

So, what kept the book at 3 stars, rather than some sort of earth-shattering, life changing 5 star book? Well, despite the strong writing and fun world, there were a few
Timothy Maguire
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hull Damage, was, quite frankly, a huge surprise. A free Kindle book that's actually good? One that's actually a surprise? One with an adventurous writing style? Yeah, it does happen.

Hull Damage's basic 'trick' is that it isn't written from the perspective of its main character, Nemo. Instead it's written from the perspective of the people around him, predominantly his four main crew, who oscillate between wanting to strangle him and following him (mostly the former). It's a constant question of
Mar 18, 2014 marked it as books-that-i-couldn-t-finish
I couldn't get into this book despite it being free. I tried and tried over the last couple weeks and I think I finally realized what is bugging me about it today. The writer is working too hard and throwing around way too many made up names of everything. I mean everything. It reads something like this -

"The snarfblat of the Drog system's main handgun was powered by oophalogy."

You get the idea. I'm a huge science fiction fan but this was too much. I just couldn't get into it.
Dan Glaser
Jun 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An impressive debut novel that is riddled like so many laserholes with insanely interesting characters, meaty prose, pithy dialogue, and immense, imaginative world building on a level of mastery seldom seen in the often borrowed and tired genre of contemporary Science Fiction literature... this is a damn impressive first foray from Meyer and a stellar read. Don't take my word for it though. Pirate this book today and see for yourself. Just be sure to arm yourself before entering into the wild, l ...more
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pirates, space ships and a good laugh, what isn't to like?
Mikel McElhiney
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

very entertaining read, thoroughly enjoyed it. 14 more words required ok I'm a happily married man who enjoys reading on the side
Jerry Johnson
Like it

Worth a read. Going to get next book. Some of the language used is a little hard to understand
Good still
Louise Mitchell
Dec 23, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure I'm going to be able to finish this book. The third person present tense is very off-putting.

4/28/14 I gave up.
Allen Vincent
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
A distinctly weird book but very well written and a great read.
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TIMOTHY J. MEYER is wanted on five counts of piracy, two counts of brigandage and one count of enthusiastic corruption of the galactic good. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the local branch of the IMIS (Imperial Ministry of Interstellar Security).
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