Sunday, October 28, 2007

Starship Pirate - Mike Resnick

Piracy isn't as easy as we thought it would be.

After being rescued by his crew at the end of the last book, now Captain again Wilson Cole decides to head for the Inner Frontier with his ship, and out of the direct reach of the Republic Navy.

He decides that the pirate life will be a way to make a living, but he and his crew's ethics don't really allow for the robbing and killing of innocents, leaving him only one target - other pirates!

This is just a straightforward SF adventure story, and when you throw in a pirate queen, some fences, and some pirate rivals and targets you have a fairly entertaining book, simply written and really pretty close to PG.

In the appendices, Resnick includes a detailed breakdown and timeline of work in his particular future history (and there is a lot of it), as well as rules of the board game type games he introduces in the book. So that bit is interesting, too.

3 out of 5

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