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Impulse: The Lightship Chronicles, Book One

by Dave Bara

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childishly written ( )
  Kevin678 | Nov 7, 2017 |
For this to be a series, Mr. Bara needed to do a much better job of character development, scene setting, pacing, basically everything. Even the science was bad (geosynchronous orbit at 300 miles?!) ( )
  JSPerkins | Feb 20, 2017 |
Read 3/16
  DavidPowell | Mar 21, 2016 |
I enjoyed this but probably not as much as the sequel. Clearly the author was still developing his writing skills and this book is less fluent and less excisting than its successor. Stiil, I was glad to have answers to some of the basic questions about the background to his universe which had not been covered in the sequel. Good, solid space opera, and I still love the fact that FTL travel in this story is a difficult, dangerous process rather than the Star Trek/Star Wars, flick a switch, hey we're cruising in hyperspace approach. Great stuff. ( )
  drmaf | Mar 7, 2016 |
This was one of those books you are happy to find. I couldn't put it down. I will be recommending this to my sci fi book group. ( )
  LeHack | Jan 21, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0756409969, Hardcover)

Lieutenant Peter Cochrane of the Quantar Royal Navy believes he has his future clearly mapped out. It begins with his new assignment as an officer on Her Majesty’s Spaceship Starbound, a Lightship bound for deep space voyages of exploration.

But everything changes when Peter is summoned to the office of his father, Grand Admiral Nathan Cochrane, and given devastating news: the death of a loved one. In a distant solar system, a mysterious and unprovoked attack upon Lightship Impulse resulted in the deaths of Peter’s former girlfriend and many of her shipmates.

Now Peter's plans are torn asunder as he is transferred to a Unified Space Navy ship under foreign command, en route to an unexpected destination, and surrounded almost entirely by strangers. To top it off, his superiors have given him secret orders that might force him to become a mutineer.

The crisis at hand becomes a gateway to something much more when the ship’s Historian leads Peter and his shipmates into a galaxy of the unknown -- of ancient technologies, age-old rivalries, new cultures, and unexpected romance. It’s an overwhelming responsibility for Peter, and one false step could plunge humanity into an apocalyptic interstellar war….

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"Lieutenant Peter Cochrane of the Quantar Royal Navy believes he has his future clearly mapped out. It begins with his new assignment as an officer on Her Majesty's Spaceship Starbound, a Lightship bound for deep space voyages of exploration. But everything changes when Peter is summoned to the office of his father, Grand Admiral Nathan Cochrane, and given devastating news: the death of a loved one. In a distant solar system, a mysterious and unprovoked attack upon Lightship Impulse resulted in the deaths of Peter's former girlfriend and many of her shipmates. Now Peter's plans are torn asunder as he is transferred to a Unified Space Navy ship under foreign command, en route to an unexpected destination, and surrounded almost entirely by strangers. To top it off, his superiors have given him secret orders that might force him to become a mutineer. The crisis at hand becomes a gateway to something much more when the ship's Historian leads Peter and his shipmates into a galaxy of the unknown, of ancient technologies, age-old rivalries, new cultures, and unexpected romance. It's an overwhelming responsibility for Peter, and one false step could plunge humanity into an apocalyptic interstellar war."--Publisher's description.… (more)

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