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High concept, adventurous science fiction stories featuring the beloved characters and settings from Tobias S. Buckell’s popular Xenowealth novels.

Enjoy this fast-paced ride through a universe that has been many years in the making, accessible to both fans of Buckell’s Crystal Rain, Ragamuffin and Sly Mongoose novels as well as first time readers. Xenowealth: A Collection
Paperback, 202 pages
Published October 9th 2015 by Tobias S. Buckell
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Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Great to spend more time in the Xenowealth universe!!

This is a very fun and reasonably fast read. If you have not read any of the Xenowealth books, what are you waiting for? They are exciting, action-packed space opera featuring a diverse cast of black and brown characters where the main hero is a dread-locked super-powerful basically indestructible morally flexible big black dude named Pepper!

Even without reading the four Xenowealth books (Crystal Rain, Ragamuffin, Sly Mongoose, Apocalypse Oce
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it
In a universe where humans are very much the low man on the totem pole, there are few who can go toe-to-toe with alien overlords and win. Pepper is one such a man. Assassin, mercenary, adventurer, as much tech as human--he lives centuries and is instrumental in the destruction of empires. This is a collection of short stories featuring him.

"The Fish Merchant." A common fish merchant gets caught up in one of Pepper's missions, complete with poison, aliens, and murder. It's gutsy to start a short
Clay Kallam
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf-fantasy

The brave new world of publishing can affect even successful authors, as even Tobias Buckell – who has written the successful Xenowealth and Artic Rising books – must resort to crowdfunding to get all of his works into print.

“Xenowealth” (Xenowealth Books, $14.95, 193 pages) is a collection of short stories that center around the very violent Pepper, who battles aliens that dominate humans, and some humans as well, on and off Earth. Not surprisingly, the collection expands on the three-book seri
Margaret E.
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought Crystal Rain years ago

So I decided to give this collection a shot as pandemic reading. I'm glad I did! The characters, the World building, the development of the universe over the stories was really good. I hope someday some wise Publishing Company picks this idea up again for other novels
Alex Telander
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Bestselling author Tobias S. Buckell has penned a number of novels in his Xenowealth universe, such as Crystal Rain, Ragamuffin and Sly Mongoose. In Xenowealth: A Collection, Buckell collects all of the short stories he has written over the years and published in magazines and anthologies, bringing them together in this self-published volume. Here readers get to see the beginning stories of the unlikely, mechanized hero Pepper as he goes around looking to make enough money to survive and get by, ...more
E.L. Hine
Excellent stuff! I truly enjoyed reading the stories that filled in the blanks in Pepper's background, which I have been hoping for since reading "Crystal Rain" back in 2009. It isn't a long book but it's full of action, and includes such gems as "The Fish Merchant" - the first published Pepper story, and two stories that are either new to this collection "Manumission" and "A Cold Heart" - or were published in periodicals and not as stand-alone available stories. Definitely worth the modest pric ...more
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A fascinating collection of stories. They chronicle the "birth" of Pepper and his evolution, and through him the evolution of the Satrapy, the settlement of Nanagada and the Xenowealth. Exciting, moving and thought provoking.
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Born in the Caribbean, Tobias S. Buckell is a New York Times Bestselling author. His novels and over 50 short stories have been translated into 17 languages and he has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, Prometheus and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author. He currently lives in Ohio.

Other books in the series

Xenowealth (4 books)
  • Crystal Rain (Xenowealth, #1)
  • Ragamuffin (Xenowealth, #2)
  • Sly Mongoose (Xenowealth, #3)
  • The Apocalypse Ocean (Xenowealth #4)

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