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Ng me go back to read some passages over it wasn t me it was the author But even with some problems I can say I enjoyed the book enough to have had some chuckles along with some hold my breath moments when the fate of planets was hanging in the balance The deep space ship Magellan has an AI called Maggie who stays on alert while her crew of 157 peoplecicles continue their cryosleep rotations Maggie decided she must alert Captain Allison Ridgeway to the anomaly she has noticed Ahead of the Magellan is an object in space that isn t moving the readings would make ou think it was a rock but how did it get there without moving at all Other members of the crew are awakened so the item can be observed The next decision begins a chain of events which leads to the destruction of planets the impending destruction of Earth and the interactions with multiple alien nationsThis book has just about every type of character The Accidental Romance you would want to meet in a slightly tongue in cheek science fiction novel In fact it would make a uite good television serial with the geeky science guy the ultra macho military guy the strong but reasonable female captain of the exploration ship the good alien and the really bad aliens plus all the important supporting cast But there is actually some very good sounding science involved so it isn t all funny and light hearted My favorite novels are mysteries and thrillers but when the body count begins to get me down I want to spend time with something different For me fantasy or science fiction is what I reach for I m very glad I went with science fiction this time because this novel gave me just the reading pleasure I was looking for My original GATE CRASHERS audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook ReviewerFirst contact scenarios are a common enough trope in science fiction but Patrick S Tomlinson manages to inject a bit of freshness and fun and than a few dashes of silliness into mankind s discovery of intelligent life out amongst the stars Gate Crashers feels at times like an ode to Star Trek Tomlinson s Captain Ridgeway of the Magellan being only a hairsbreadth away from Voyager s Janeway while Bucephalus s Captain Tiberius a dashing man of action in and out of the bedroom draws an obvious parallel to one James Tiberius Kirk replete with a few away missions for our band of cosmonauts that see them tangling with strange new worlds new life and new civilizations boldly going where plenty of aliens have already been beforeDespite there being a certain degree of familiarity baked in Tomlinson still manages to do his own thing and brings in shiploads of fun along the way playing a lot of Earth s first expedition into deep space for laughs The discovery of an alien artifact by the Magellan s crew kicks off a wave of scientific advancement as well as the emergence of an artifact worshiping cult back on Earth This latter development is particularly preposterous given the fairly mundane nature of the alien device and this sense of grandiose discovery for mankind of things that are commonplace for the galaxy s alien races becomes a significant theme that recurs throughout the book There s a fun bit of interplay between expectations of discovery and the reality of their situation but Tomlinson injects plenty of high stakes action political machinations tabloid sensationalism and world destroying perils along the way The threats to mankind are deadly serious and despite some scenes overloaded with attention killing technobabble the story floats along with a good degree of jubilation Not every joke landed just right for me but I found myself laughing along with Tomlinson s wit often than not One pun about being a seasoned veteran still tickles me in fact well after having finished my listen of Gate CrashersWhile the writing is bent toward the comedic Alyssa Bresnahan s narration is unfortunately largely straight forward While she does an admirable job bringing the various characters to life injecting each member of the Magellan and Bucephalus with their own distinct uirks and voices her reading is oftentimes much too serious given the tone of the material uite a few times I found myself wondering how Gate Crashers would have sounded with a narrator like Wil Wheaton at the helm who could capture the irreverence of this particular story and Tomlinson s writing much as he had for several of John Scalzi s audiobooks Bresnahan s narration is perfectly adept during this book s serious moments and I d like to listen to her reading a work that isn t so reliant on humor but she too often misses the author s comedic beats and plays too much of a straight man to Tomlinson s silliness On the production end of thing Bresnahan s reading comes through crystal clear and Gate Crashers is another finely recorded audiobook from Recorded Books Gate Crashers is a fun witty feel good listen one in which its author has carefully balanced freshness and familiarity while giving us some much welcomed insight into humanity s perseverance and ingenuity and than a few well timed fist pumping heroics as Earth s most evolved apes outwit far advanced alien races by the skin of their teeth If there are voyages in Megellan s future well beam me up Or freeze dry vaporize shift and reconstitute me Or whatever the hell it is they do around hereNote audiobook provided for review by the audiobookreviewerco. 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Was stolen The even greater threat however is a aggressive alien species called the Turemok who sees humanity s first awkward baby steps at faster than light travel as an opportunity to frame Earth and start a galaxy wide warGate Crashers fully delivers on the promise of an entertaining and adventurous romp through space My past experiences with books that have touted something similar such as Steven Erikson s Willful Child Joe Zieja s Mechanical Failure or Catherynne M Valente s Space Opera have mostly been enjoyable but in my eyes they all lacked something important balance Humor especially parody can be uite tricky What I ve learned is that the amount of silliness in a story is usually inversely proportional to the amount of depth Chalk Cheese you ll find Go overboard with the slapstick or toilet humor andou also run the risk of turning off Christmas with Grandma Elsie (The Original Elsie Dinsmore Classics your readers looking for something less infantileThen there s personal taste What one person laughs at might make someone else groan Some readers prefer inour face jokes and gags while others go for dry and subtle wit Myself I tend to gravitate towards the latter with just a sprinkle of the former But above all I just want a worthwhile story Gate Crashers is proof that a sci fi comedy novel can be full of warmth depth and substance without sacrificing any of it for the humor Here we have a full flavored plot despite many of the book s elements being homages to popular science fiction motifs Readers will be able to spot nods to everything from Star Trek to The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy though the story of Gate Crashers also has enough originality to stand on its ownI also loved the characters even when it is clear some of them are light parodies of the genre In humor a lot of first contact stories depict humans as doltish and incompetent idiots who wind up embarrassing themselves on the galactic stage like some drunken uncle at a dinner party With only a couple exceptions Tomlinson s portrayal of Ridgeway and her fellow space explorers aren t anywhere near so extreme There s a difference between stupidity and ignorance the humans in Gate Crashers might not know what they re doing but they have enough common sense to use what knowledge they have to do right by themselves and the aliens While their bumbling attempts at space diplomacy might look foolish and absurd the characters are genuinely full of heart and well intentioned ualities that make them very likeable Everyone has a story even the non humans demonstrating the author s efforts in character development Most of them are dealing with very relatable problems or internal conflicts Even James Kirk I mean Maximus Tiberius is someone Doctor Who you will want to root for as much as he makesou want to shake ഹിമവാന്റെ മുകള്ത്തട്ടില് Himavante Mukalthattil your headPerhaps what works most about Gate Crashers is that it could probably be categorized as full on comedy but general sci fi readers can also enjoy it as an adventurous space opera with comedic elements While books of this genre aren t all that uncommon I found the blend of humor and amount of substance behind the story to be just right and for me to find something that strikes that perfect balance is very special and rare indeed Ifou re looking for a genuinely entertaining and clever sci fi novel that will also leave Cinder Royal you with a big smile onour face Gate Crashers is Myself and Other More Important Matters your answer Highly recommended Okay sure I m biased But I honestly love this book It s my first I started writing it in 2009 The versionou ll end up reading next June 18th is the seventh or eighth rewrite It s been a very long journey and it almost stayed locked away in my trunk foreverI m seriously ecstatic about the opportunity Tor has given me to bring this book to Downhill Slide you and I hopeou end up loving it as much as I do Peace This first novel overcame a slow and uncertain start to the point where I considered abandoning it to a not bad first third Then about the time the human exploration starship Magellan deciphered a warning sign 30 light ears out that read Human Wildlife Preserve Keep Out I was pretty well won over Be aware that this one recycles just about every SF and space opera trope and joke from the past half century many very well worn indeed And the rubber science strains WSOD to the breaking point But hey The author has read the classics and steals from the best A real plot with some actual interest starts to emerge There s a Galactic Assembly out there and the police forcearmy a particularly bellicose race called the Turemok are not welcoming the humans But those plucky humans have a few things to show those proud Galactics Stop me if ou ve seen this stuff before but the book has a clunky charm that won me over 35 stars rounded upSome highlights Tiberius Maximus Captain of Earth s first interstellar warship who we first meet at the Captain s Mast bar in DC with a girl under each armRoswell NM 1947 it turns out that an alien intern borrowed his boss s saucer to impress his date and managed to run it into a weather balloonAnd the windup scene with the Fate of Earth in the Balance ends with a splendid 324 terawatt Bite into the Bad Guys Pow I enjoyed this book uite a lot It is a science fiction novel with enough humor included to give a lightness to the story for a nice change of pace in the genre Some of the instant science was a little eyebrow lifting for me and the passage of time was uneven to the extent of maki. Hing back homeMeanwhile at mission control the governments struggle to maintain the existence of aliens a secret while also combating bureaucracy the military industrial complex and everyone else who wants a piece of the science that could sky rocket a species into a new tec.
If Audrey Hepburn you re into stuff like thisou can read the full reviewuantum Entanglement Radio Gate Crashers by Patrick S TomlinsonThe uantum Entanglement Radio is one of the great accomplishments of mankind although it had so far failed to supplant sliced bread for the top spot in popular collouialism The ER operated through the principle of uantum entanglement At the core of each set of devices sat a pair of neutrons Once entangled these neutrons precisely imitated each other s behavior instantly and over any distan Hugely entertaining space romp Witty with a few laugh outloud moments and it isn t easy making me laugh with a book and a great premise and bunch of characters Clearly going for Becky Chambers fans it also has the feel of a homage to Hitchikers Guide I certainly enjoyed it Review to follow shortly on For Winter NightsIncidentally the Pb has about 400 pages my proof had 414 pages I didn t finish I found it too relentlessly twee Also though the author acknowledges he needed help to become less brocentric it wasn t enough for me Frinst I was 13 of the way through and a main POV character s Silent Seduction young wife still had no name It s set in the futureet women in politics change their last names with each marriageMr Dr Science finished it and found it adeuately amusing in a Douglas Adams kind of way and he doesn t care for Adams all that much Light enough to float away like a child s birthday balloon Gate Crashers is a pleasant first contact diversion that tries very hard to be amusing and succeeds often enough to make for a fun readThe plot is simple Spacefaring humans come across an alien artifact and haul it away to investigate Complications ensue the aliens notice that the artifact is missing to begin with and various feats of good old fashioned ingenuity and bravado keep the bad guys at bayWhat that means is the success or failure of Gate Crashers depends on how clever andor amusing the reader finds author Patrick S Tomlinson For me he was just clever andor amusing enough that I didn t regret the time spent reading the book but not clever andor amusing that I m going to get in line for his next oneBut off of his achievement with Gate Crashers there should be a next book and with just a little improvement Tomlinson could become a lighthearted voice worth listening to in a field in desperate need of less dark and a lot fun It s okay Charlie I got an angle Captain Lincoln F Sternn in a scene from the animated film Heavy Metal 1981 that was viewable as an excerpt at least when this was posted on YouTubeThe exploratory STL slower than light Earth vessel Magellan her crew in cryogenic suspension is six decades away from Earth when she Maggie that is the ship s AI runs across an alien artifact stationary and all alone in interstellar space Once awakened and consulted Captain Allison Ridgeway orders this anomalous object taken aboard and examined not perhaps the most cautious possible decision but certainly a productive one The device turns out to be or less comprehensible to human engineers who begin reverse engineering it with great glee and great success The Magellan heads back to Earth with her prize Everything s going so well until the aliens show up and want their doohickey backThey re not asking politely either The crew of the Magellan has to find that angle and fast and hope that it works out better than Sternn s scheme did for himOkay ou know there are only a couple of ways this conflict could go well three but we re not talking about Catherynne M Valente s Space Opera here either the ancient galaxy spanning civilization crushes upstart E 45 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum loved this book As someone who has lost track of the number of times I ve been hoodwinked into reading so called sci fi comedy mashups la Douglas Adams or Star Trek like spoofs only to have them turn out to be cringeworthy juvenile attempts at humor all I have to say is Gate Crashers is the real deal Smart funny and creative it elicited than a few genuine belly laughs from me and not a lot of books can do thatOur story begins with humanity s first extra solar mission aboard the space exploration starship Magellan the most advanced vessel of her kind Carrying a crew in suspended animation the ship AI affectionately nicknamed Maggie notices an anomaly on her sensors and wakes Captain Ridgeway from her stasis to inform her of the discovery The anomaly turns out to be of alien origin and Ridgeway deeming this evidence of intelligent extraterrestrial life too important to ignore decides to load the artifact on board and report the find to Earth Meanwhile back at home researchers politicians and the media are working themselves into a froth trying to understand and reconstruct the alien technologyEventually the mysteries of the alien artifact are unlocked changing the trajectory of human space travel and exploration forever Within a relatively short time a powerful warship designed and built with a shiny new hyperspace drive joins the Magellan in deep space captained by the chauvinistic cocky and supremely vain Maximus Tiberius with the inspiration for his character being immediately obvious But humankind s sudden leap forward in technology and knowledge has not gone unnoticed It appears that Earth has upset the original creators of the alien artifact who have been tracking Maggie s movements ever since their property. On humanity’s first extra solar mission the exploration vessel Magellan discovers an alien construction Deciding that finding advanced alien life is too important to ignore the ship’s captain chooses to return to Earth while reverse engineering technology far beyond anyt.
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Patrick S Tomlinson lives in Milwaukee Wisconsin with his wife a menagerie of houseplants in varying levels of health a Mustang and a Triumph motorcycle bought specifically to embarrass and infuriate Harley riders When not writing sci fi and fantasy novels and short stories Patrick is busy developing his other passion for writing and performing stand up comedy in the Madison Milwaukee and