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Stars Uncharted

(Stars Uncharted #1)

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A ragtag band of explorers are looking to make the biggest score in the galaxy in the brand-new science fiction adventure novel from the national bestselling author of Linesman.

Three people who are not who they claim to be:

Nika Rik Terri, body modder extraordinaire, has devoted her life to redesigning people's bodies right down to the molecular level. Give her a living bod
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Kindle Edition, 412 pages
Published August 14th 2018 by Ace
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☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ✺❂❤❣
Welcome to space out! Transurides, treasure seekers, explorers, adventurers, space corporations, body modders... and a lot other weird and interesting stuff. Space opera at its finest.

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It's like you gave him a different personality when you changed his looks...
Sometimes your personality is defined by your looks. That's what a good modder does, Snow. It gives the client the confidence to be themselves. It makes them happy. (c)
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I'm not the only one with dreams.
Maybe some of us had stopped dream
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
3.33 stars. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature (along with my co-reviewer Kat's review):

Stars Uncharted is a breezy, fast-paced space opera adventure. A motley space ship crew and a few desperate passengers are running for their lives from an evil mafia-like corporation, careening wildly from one near-disaster to the next. What it lacks in substance, it at least in part makes up for with an engaging plot and high octane escapades.

Nika Rik Terri, the top body modification artist (body mod
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Gary
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Originally posted at: https://1000yearplan.com/2018/08/10/s...

One of the first things I noticed about S.K. Dunstall’s Stars Uncharted is that all the good guys are liars. Josune Arriola joins the crew of the Road to the Goberlings under false pretenses; she is really part of the crew of the Hassim, and her captain desperately want to meet with the Road’s captain, Hammond Roystan. Josune is really there to report on the Road’s position in order to facilitate a rendezvous. The two ships do meet, t
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Melissa (Mel’s Bookshelf)
WOW WOW WOW!!! This book was AMAZING! So much fun! I enjoyed every second of it! The best sci-fi I have read this year! And the audio version was SO GOOD!! Sometimes two authors make magic! These sisters have done such a wonderful job with this one! And they are Aussie!!

Stars Uncharted follows the two lead female characters, Nika and Josune. Nika is a body 'modder'. She uses special machine pods to change peoples bodies and appearance, and she is darn good at what she does. So good in fact that
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Lata
I really enjoyed this! S.K. Dunstall is the author (actually a pair of sisters) of one of my favourite series, The Linesman, and these two sisters have written a fun, tense, fast-paced space opera in this book. The story involves genemodders (who are a combination of doctor, artist and stylist), truly nasty corporations, explorers after an incredibly rare and in hugely in-demand substance, tansuride, which really is the phlebotinum everyon's after and that fuels much of the action in this plot.
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Carolyn
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a fun sf romp from the Aussie sisterly writing duo of Sherylyn and Karen Dunstall. It's not hard SF so don't expect a lot of high tech information on how everything works, but it is an engaging character driven space adventure.

In this universe, twenty seven large Companies own and run everything. There is corruption and extortion and Company thugs ready to bully or kill those who don't fall into line. Nika Rik Terri is a body modder, one of the best and most fashionable, who can heal you
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Justine
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
4.5 stars

After loving the Linesman series, Stars Uncharted was one of my most anticipated reads this year. I'm so happy it delivered.

Once again the Dunstall sisters have created an imaginative world filled with detailed and interesting characters. The idea of body modding and what it could mean as a reality was well explored and provided a great underlying element. Add to that a cast of characters, who of course all have secrets, and a fast paced story about treasure hunting and corporate heavie
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Sherwood Smith
S.K. Dunstall is the nom de plume of a pair of sisters who both were writers from an early age, until deciding that collaboration would play to both their strengths. And they were right. I ripped through this book almost without stopping.

We have a genius “body modder,” Nika Rik Terri, who redesigns people's bodies right down to the molecular level. Famous throughout the reaches of space, she has of late made a discovery that unfortunately has caused her abusive stinker of a boyfriend and his ver
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Lindsay
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Fast-paced action and intrigue to kick off a new space opera series from the Dunstall sisters.

Nika Rik Terri is a top body-modder, a medical specialization that can radically transform or heal people. She's also fallen in with a bad crowd: the leadership and top agents of Eaglehawk, one of the 27 companies that control pretty much all of human space. An encounter with the most lethal Eaglehawk agent leaves Nika running for her life. Josune Arriola is an engineer onboard the Road to the Goberling
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
RTC and stuff.

· Book 2: Stars Beyond- to be released January 21, 2020.
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Mogsy (MMOGC)
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/09/13/...

Stars Uncharted is an adventurous romp through space with three extraordinary characters: Nika Rik Terri is a talented body-modification artist who has made a name for herself with her innovative designs and methods; Josune Arriola is a traveler who has just signed on with the crew of the cargo ship The Road to the Goberlings, working as their junior engineer; and Hammond Roystan is the captain of that ship, who has just
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Faith
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed, publisher, dnf
Unfortunately, I did not care for this book. There might be some adventure in this book eventually, but it certainly didn't appear in the first third of the book. I gave up at that point. Up until then, I had learned more than I wanted to about body modification. It's a very prevalent technique for curing defects and creating new identities. That might have been interesting as an incidental feature in this world, but it felt like it was the only unique feature. If this is the start of a series, ...more
Denise
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
The crew reminded me of the best of Firefly and the Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. Fun!
Beth
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Slow building until you find yourself completely riveted...

Stars Uncharted is a precarious space odyssey of epic proportion. The crew battles political machination, corruption and betrayal all while trying to stay alive. Complex world building, characters with true depth and intense action all play pivotal elements to Stars Uncharted.

I received this ARC copy of Stars Uncharted from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace. This is my honest and voluntary review. Stars Uncharted is set for publication Augu
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Peter Tillman
A colorful and entertaining science-fantasy action-adventure, with some grim background — the opening massacre, the powerful, lawless Companies. Pretty standard far-future SF furniture here, if on the gloomy side, and definitely light on plausible science. The Lone Spaceship, the (+/-) Noble Captain with hidden Attributes. Pluses: Strong women characters — authors are two sisters from Melbourne. The Australian quest for the Lost Lode, just like western US Lost Mine tales. And not many tramp star ...more
Juli
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
There is a lot going on in this sci-fi romp -- body modifications and exchanging, evil and greedy corporations, space exploration, and just lots of action-packed adventure. It's a space adventure that gave me a Firefly-type fix, with more intrigue and genetic modifications added into the mix. Sometimes I just need an entertaining adventure in space to make me happy. This book put a smile on my face. :) See?

For the first third of this book the story dealt mainly with genetic modifications and bod
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Tammie
Three people who are not who they claim to be:

Nika Rik Terri, body modder extraordinaire, has devoted her life to redesigning people's bodies right down to the molecular level. Give her a living body and a genemod machine, and she will turn out a work of art.

Josune Arriola is crew on the famous explorer ship the Hassim, whose memory banks contain records of unexplored worlds worth a fortune. But Josune and the rest of the crew are united in their single-minded pursuit of the most famous lost pl
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Laura (Kyahgirl)
4.5/5; 5 stars; A

This sister writing duo is solid gold IMO. I devoured this book and didn’t have any of that discomfort or confusion that often occurs in a new series. The authors seamlessly introduced characters and world building. I am really looking forward to seeing where this crew of misfits ends up in this new universe.
Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
When I first started reading this book I wasn't sure if I was going to like it because the author throws you straight into this world and storyline with no backstory at all. You literally have to piece it together as you're reading. Once I understood who the Goberlings were and why they were all searching for his last location everything made more sense and kind of came together.

I enjoyed the body modding quite a bit and thought it was pretty inventive. All of the characters were really likeabl
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~Dani~ LazyTurtle's Books
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Read this review and more at Book Geeks Uncompromised!

I was provided an advanced copy of this book for review by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Far in the future, genemod machines have the capability of altering a person's appearance and even curing disease by editing that person's very DNA. This is made possible in part by the existence of transurides: cosmic metals that can do things that the known metals cannot.

However, those metals are extremely rare. Nearly a c
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Nikki
Apr 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Reviewed for The Bibliophibian.

Stars Uncharted features a ragtag crew getting into trouble, slowly becoming a found family, dodging around the universe to avoid bad guys of various stripes. If that sounds somewhat familiar, then you’re right. It has a very Firefly-ish, Expanse-ish, Long-Way-To-A-Small-Angry-Planet-ish, Dark Run-ish feel… which didn’t hold any surprises for me or stand out in its little sub-genre, but did scratch an itch… and make me want to read more like it again. (Firefly is s
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Stephen
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Meh. Seeks a Joss Whedon Firefly vibe but falls well short. The cast is ok and similar to the crew of Serentity--the hero captian, woman soldier/right-hand, the doctor on the run (two actually), etc. What's missing is pace, spark and imagination.

Dunstall begins the novel with a fascinating premise: body modders--technicians who can tinker with a person's DNA to not only heal wounds and counter disease, but also change their physical appearance into anything imaginable. And she goes one step furt
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Kal ★ Reader Voracious
3.5 stars. An engrossing space opera that is a high octane fight for survival set in space with vibes from Firely and a bit of Undercover Boss. Buckle in and get ready for an adventure!

Stars Uncharted is written by S.K. Dunstall, a pseudonym for a writing team of two sisters, which is so cool! This is a slow burn story that reminds me of how Joss Whedon's television shows build up, and fans of Firefly will indeed get some nostalgia feels! (I certainly envision Roystan as Nathan Fillian.)
"Ever
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Sarah
After loving Linesman I was really excited to get my hands on a copy of Stars Uncharted and I have to say that S.K. Dunstall has done it again and created another fast paced, action packed story full of great characters and fun world building. I loved the fact that all of the main characters were keeping secrets, some we know about from the beginning and others that you only discover as you carry on reading. Nothing on board Roystan's ship is quite what it seems but the characters all have reaso ...more
Jim
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, 2fiction, 1audio
I read the first 2 Linesman books & really enjoyed them, so I was looking forward to this space opera. It started out well, but wasn't very good. It was far too long & predictable. It might be a slight spoiler to mention that after a devastating beginning, our heroes jump from frying pan to fire constantly & yet never get fully burned. Of course, the bad guys take some lumps, but the worst are still available for the next book. This one stood alone well enough, though.

Well narrated, but I'm not
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Fred Hughes
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great storyline, great character development and lots of action combine to make this a great read.

Most of the characters are not who they say they are and there's a couple who are wanted Galaxy wide but that doesn't stop them from supporting each other.

They are up against several companies of thugs and just can't seem to shake them.

This is a great base for a series which I hope the sisters who wrote this volume will continue
Tim Hicks
Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I dunno, that's a generous three. This one just didn't click for me.

It's not just a space opera, it's a light-beer version of it.

Nika has the potential to be interesting, but we risk her becoming Tom Swift with a modbox. Need two pumpkins turned into a carriage? No problemo, get me some mutrient and some unobtainium and I'll figure something out Just In Time.

I kept stalling on "Pisces III." Last time I checked Pisces was a constellation, not a star with planets. I guess we'll assume that only
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Dave
Stars Uncharted is a science fiction story set in a world filled with body modification machines, all-powerful corporations, and some intrepid explorers. When a body mod on the run joins forces with an explorer on the run, they become a ragtag band of adventurers trying to stay one step ahead of their foes. A decent read, but not spectacular.
Elena Linville
I loved the Linesman trilogy by this author, so there is not surprise that I absolutely loved this new book as well. It's different than Linesman, darker, more ruthless, but excellent in its own way.

I love the way the authors paint the world they create by small touches interspersed in the narrative. No big info dumps needed. The reader gets just enough information to understand what's happening. and when we get more information than that, it's woven into the plot organically. Nika lives and bre
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Juliana
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love love love this book. Yet another SK Dunstall novel that is brilliant.
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