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Science Fiction, paperback, illustrated, This is the paperback version A routine mission soon ends in disaster for communications expert Zack Fischer as he finds himself stranded on an alien world. With no chance of rescue he must continue on foot with his mission to reach a remote mountain station. Along the journey he encounters Edwards a crewman from another wrecked vessel, a lone survivor of a murdered crew. His escape from the slaughter is a mystery that will hold the key to Fischer’s own destiny. Cost Effective contains fourteen illustrations that brings to life a lonely world and gives an extra dimension to the genre of classic SF short stories.
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Sep 2, 2010I loved this. The author skilfully transports you into the future where space travel and exploration are second nature to the human race. Crash landing on a distant dark outpost, ‘Zack Fischer’ barely escapes with his life. His only compadre is killed in the impending explosion. Alone, Zack treks across the barren planet, searching for the only hyper-spatial network from which he could possibly send a signal for help. He thinks his mind is playing tricks when he spots a flash of metal in a distant valley. Another crashed spacecraft concentrates his efforts. When he eventually approaches the ship, all is not as it should be. Long dead crewmembers are strewn about, and it doesn't look like an accident. Venturing deeper and deeper into the huge spaceship, Zack eventually hears music! Entering the bridge, he is confronted by the sight of a figure, a man sat at the controls. At first the man calling himself, ‘Edwards’ can barely remember his own name, but eventually the two decide to... More > collude, to find a way off the barren planet. But Edwards is not what he seems. The tension is set up perfectly by the author and it is easy to be consumed and entwined in this tale. I thoroughly enjoyed it and if you seek a bit of science fiction escapism, you will love this. I for one shall be looking out for this author again. Tony.< Less
Nov 8, 2008"Short but sweet" I got it from a friend and I read it in one go. Easy to get into and the characters get you hooked. The only problem was I wanted to read more at the end. Get on and write soem more!!
Oct 10, 2007"Ladies who don't like Science Fiction" I wrote this and I love Science fiction. Now, I know that not all you avid readers are fans of the genre, but that's what makes life so interesting. We Sci-Fi fans are not sandal wearing weird beards. Now I am pleased to report that I've had some fantastic feedback from a woman who hates Science Fiction. She loved this book. Wow. Why? I will get her to say it in her own words, however she tells me that she liked the characters and found the plot pulled her in. She even said she felt for the characters. Now that is high praise indeed. The fact that she now is more open minded to Science Fiction is brilliant. Science Fiction is, I feel, a much underused genre. I myself have not been excited by anything since the Algebraist by Ian M. Banks. I love how he writes: he thinks about using Science Fiction to shock, provoke, make you think and really mess with your idea of the universe and morality. I won't put Cost Effective in the same... More > league as his work, but I hope that I'm opening up the genre to people that would not ordinarily read it. Let me know what you think. Buy it and read it. Then tell me. -- Marcus R. Pullen.< Less
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- Marcus Pullen (Standard Copyright License)
- Second Edition
- Marcus Pullen
- October 2, 2007
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.35 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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