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3.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 5 3.65 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karl Schroeder Narrator: Joyce Irvin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Virga Series Release Date:
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It is the distant future. The world known as Virga is a fullerene balloon three thousand kilometers in diameter, filled with air, water, and aimlessly floating chunks of rock. The humans who live in this vast environment must build their own fusion suns and "towns" that are in the shape of enormous wood and rope wheels that are spun for gravity. Young, fit, bitter, and friendless, Hayden Griffin is a very dangerous man. He's come to the city of Rush in the nation of Slipstream with one thing in mind: to take murderous revenge for the deaths of his parents six years ago. His target is Admiral Chaison Fanning, head of the fleet of Slipstream, which conquered Hayden's nation of Aerie years ago. And the fact that Hayden's spent his adolescence living with pirates doesn't bode well for Fanning's chances.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Susan | 2/13/2014

    " Yes, yes. The 'worldbuilding' was nifty. I agree. But I need a bit more in the way of characterbuilding and plotbuilding and narrativebuilding to go along with all that. This served just fine for a quick & (mostly) shameless summer read, but it wasn't satisfying - and NOT in a way that means I'm itching to read the next book in the series, either. I have to say, I'm surprised at how positive some of these reviews are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Raja | 2/8/2014

    " It's a grand world-building concept in the tradition of Ringworld and others. The hints of far-future we're given are tantalizing, but as with other hybrid retro/far-future SF I've read, I find myself wishing we'd see more far-future and less retro. It's an enjoyable ride, but despite owning the sequel I waited about a year before reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by J.B. | 1/25/2014

    " This is the second Schroeder book I have read, and I think he might be my favorite contemporary SF writer. This book is a little hard to describe... It is essentially a semi-steampunk, pirate story set in a solar system sized balloon full of air with no gravity other than that you make. Its not terribly deep, more of a ripping yarn, but it was very fun. It is also the the first in a series. Good times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeremy | 1/22/2014

    " Meh. A formulaic plot with the usual cast of characters. However, the believable blend between real-world physics, hard sci-fi elements, and a steampunk world made for an easy, entertaining read. "

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