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A collection of the first 13 episodes of the North Star Serial as featured in Digital Dragon Magazine. An exciting space opera, it tells the story of Captain Janaai Resnick and her crew as they fight for the Coalition against the neighboring Korelean Empire.
Paperback, 148 pages
Published May 20th 2010 by Schmidt Sousa Publications (first published April 20th 2010)
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Chad
May 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really liked Part I of the North Star Serial. I am looking forward to further adventures of CAPT Janaai Resnick and her crew against the Korelean forces. This is a good sci-fi book that keeps the unnecessary subjects of sex and vulgar language out of the space battle storyline. The book is clean, wholesome fun that I know my 10-year old son will really enjoy and he is one of those that does not like to read.

The Koreleans have a deep hatred for Christians who have colonized the galaxy after esc
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Ellen Maze
May 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: star trek fans, space opera fans, all ages
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North Star Captain Janaai Resnick has her hands full in this first installment of the North Star Serial. Not only does she have to prove herself to her crew, but also as soon as they head out, she must prove herself a capable leader when the ship is attacked by the Korelean threat.

Author Bryan Thomas Schmidt creates for us a likable and believable female lead that is supported by a cast as three-dimensional as those at the helm of the Star Trek series. With snappy dialogue and genre-correct tec
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May 27, 2010 is currently reading it
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Once this arrives and I get through the others, I'll post something less annoying. ...more
Bryan Thomas Schmidt
May 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
My first release "North Star Serial, Part 1" is now $2 cheaper on my site than on Amazon. Get yours today here: http://www.bryanthomasschmidt.net ...more
Anthony
Feb 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommended to Anthony by: Bryan Thomas Schmidt
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I appreciate the effort Bryan Thomas Schmidt has put into creating this world and publishing this book. There's a lot of potential in the characters and concept, but that potential is only scratched at here. The author's introduction talks about the problems of telling an on-going story in 1500-word increments (the requirements of the website that originally published the tales), a problem I can relate to -- "flash fiction" is not my forte. I think publishing these stories as-is creates a second ...more
Bethani
May 02, 2012 rated it liked it
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This what afternoons need more of.
It is flash fiction so don't expect huge swaths of back story every story happens firmly in the immediate right now. Which considering the very heavy reading I've been doing, was a lovely breath of air.

Imagine if you will a very young captain Janeway fresh from the academy but in the middle of the TOS episode "Balance of Terror". So lots of tension and nail biting from the beginning. Also space pirates. (She gets less like Janeway after the first story this is
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Rebecca
May 27, 2010 rated it liked it
I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. It was a quick read, something I would recommend for pre-teens who are just getting started in sci-fi. I think it was too short and would have liked the story to have been filled out more fully, but it does keep the storyline simple and it is easy to follow.
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Bryan Thomas Schmidt is a national bestselling author and Hugo nominated editor of adult and children’s speculative fiction. His fourth novel, Simon Says is a page-turning near future thriller. His debut novel, The Worker Prince received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases for 2011. His children’s books, 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Books For Kids an ...more

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