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Full Share by Nathan Lowell
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Full Share (2007)

by Nathan Lowell

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Series: Golden Age of the Solar Clipper (3)

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This is a little better, more in line with the first book. We still have some ridiculous romance and our hero is an unredeemable Mary Sue, but it can not harsh my out-of-character-for-me mellow. ( )
  oswallt | Nov 25, 2016 |
Was not ready for this ending. Gah!

(That's in a good way. Mostly.) ( )
  KateSherrod | Aug 1, 2016 |
The pace picks up a bit as the main character cycles through a couple of postings and the focus is off of the trading activity for the most part. It's all a cozy low-key kind of drama in the confines of the Lois, with the underlying theme squarely on the upbringing of Ishmael through it all, and the puzzles mainly serve to highlight the relationships between characters.

By the end of the story, one might wonder how the Lois Mckendrick is ever going to be able to make up the loss of so many hands at one time. Also it seems like there's quite a bit more in the way of fraternization among the secondary characters than would have felt appropriate in earlier installments. ( )
  rmagahiz | Dec 21, 2013 |
Finally, Lowell finished the first book. Oh wait, this is the third book, so you have to purchase the other two to make one complete book.

Lowell has problems, as I have pointed out in the other reviews. He had a beginning, and then the first two books were clearly the middled and here we have more of the middle and an end.

With our hero amongst a crew of idiots, and placing every women that is in the series on a pedestal, then you get the idea that this series, which should have adult themes is really masquerading as a childrens story. There is no danger, Will Robinson, so there is no conflict and thus no drama.

You know that everything will be alright in the end. You know that despite all the people that Ishmael meets, he will be smarter than they are.

(Note Spoilers regarding adult concepts) I seriously wonder if Lowell remembers what it was like to be in his late teens and think about having sex, not only for the first time, but any time. Ish does not have the longing that we had, the desire, the need for sex. He is better than a perfect gentleman and probably has no idea that you can masturbate to relieve the pressure. This is fiction at its definition. People with working parts do not act like Ish.

Nor do adults who are in the midst of a lifestyle of merchant traders forget to use their own adult intelligence and find that a 17/18 year old is so much brighter than not only themselves, but everyone collectively that they know in the same business. Well, at least Lowell brings the arc to a close and for the price of three books, you get one. Want a better read, look up some of the books by Lee and Miller, or Poul Anderson. ( )
  DWWilkin | Dec 4, 2012 |
The third book in the Trader's Tale Series. It was a fast read and although light on real substance, was generally enjoyable being better written than the first wo; although I still classify the series as adolescent science fiction. Given that the year is 2352 it is incomprehensible that the tech is so 2011 --really now, have to write a program to automate a data download. The first part made for a better story than the romance novel part at the end. ( )
  skraft001 | Jun 23, 2012 |
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Book 3 consists of 34 chapters in 16 episodes, available as a free podcast audio book (podiobook) at podiobooks.com.
In the third installment Ishmael Wang and the crew of the Lois McKendrick scramble to repair the ship after they suffer an accident in space when a routine in-system delivery goes awry. Ishmael and the rest of the crew endeavour to figure out what went happened in order to keep everyone alive. Learn more about the crew of the Lois McKendrick and Ishmael Wang as each contemplates the question of what each wants to do in life.
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When the home office adds an unexpected crew member to the environmental section of the Lois McKendrick, Ishmael Wang faces being put ashore at the next port. Not even his multiple division ratings can save him because he refuses to bump someone else in his place. In just a few days, Ishmael will lose both his friends and the home he has made for himself while traveling through the Deep Dark. Just when he thought matters could not get any worse, an EMP damages the ship and threatens the lives of everyone on board. Gone are the days when Ish's biggest challenge was making a good cup of coffee. Now he must use his wits and rely on the ingenuity of his shipmates just to survive.… (more)

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