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Marker Stone

(Through the Fold #1)

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There's trouble on CMC-6 and it's been brewing for a long time. The golden age of space travel and asteroid mining has ended and the bean counters have taken over. Sally Buds' patients are all suffering from low-gravity syndrome because the Canadian Mining Consortium won't spring for gravity generators and the miners won't exercise. On top of this the station might be faci ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 18th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published December 6th 2009)
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Susan
Sep 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sally Buds is the doctor on an underfunded and rather ill-equipped asteroid mining station full of gravity sick miners. She doesn’t get along with the station chief, LaValley, but in some ways his hands are tied with the steep budget constraints. She confides in Ian Merry Field, a shuttle pilot, about the records from a lost ore shuttle that mysteriously returned from the Kelthy region. There is something very odd and plenty of people don’t want Sally and Ian poking their noses into this mystery ...more
Scott Sammons
Well done!

Credible job of worldbuilding, good characters drawn from well established tropes. Somewhat predictable, but lives up to the best of expectations. Despite the significant page count this is a rather fast read. I read it twice in one day.
Susan
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Marker Stone by Paul J. Joseph Sally Buds is the doctor on an underfunded and rather ill-equipped asteroid mining station full of gravity sick miners. She doesn’t get along with the station chief, LaValley, but in some ways his hands are tied with the steep budget constraints. She confides in Ian Merry Field, a shuttle pilot, about the records from a lost ore shuttle that mysteriously returned from the Kelthy region. There is something very odd and plenty of people don’t want Sally and Ian pokin ...more
Keith Coleman
Jun 28, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
OK...I guess

This was obviously a lead in story to hook you on the series. Not really much more than a contrived sales job. Don't bother.
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