Godspeed Inc: A Naomi Kinder Adventure

Godspeed Inc: A Naomi Kinder Adventure

By Vincent Miskell

  • Release Date : 2011-06-12
  • Genre : Adventure
  • FIle Size : 0.15 MB
Score: 4.0
4.0
From 33 Ratings

Description

Godspeed Inc: A Naomi Kinder Adventure Godspeed Inc. owns the sweeper ship Naomi uses to mend the spacetime rifts that Godspeed’s faster-than-light Q-drive ships rip open as they smash out of the solar system. Now Naomi wakes with something really big bearing down on her—something that’s come through a rift, threatening Earth. Time is running short as she races to Umbriel, a moon of Uranus, to salvage and reactivate an old sweeper ship with a Q-drive hidden there. But then she gets company.

This first Naomi Kinder science fiction adventure spans the wide orbits of Pluto and Uranus and takes Naomi to the airless, icy moon of Umbriel. Fans of widescreen space operas, the Golden Age of science fiction, and SF romance will identify with Naomi’s challenges, both small-scale and astronomical. Naomi’s got some special abilities, but she’s no hero. Now the fate of the civilized solar system depends on her

Rescuing the Future: A Naomi Kinder Novel (also available for Kindle) picks up where Godspeed Inc. leaves off and includes a dangerous, uncertain journey by Naomi with Leo and Bonnie more than 200 years in the future to save a future Earth from a nanobot infestation. Godspeed Inc. is a novelette, but Rescuing the Future is a full-length novel of over 111, 000 words with a much larger cast of characters, including the elite female warriors of the future, the UN Medusan Marines.

Joyce Ellen Armond: Speculative Romance (and More) Online wrote: "Godspeed, Inc. by Vincent Miskell will be a treat for all you fans of Linnea Sinclair. It's a high-concept science fiction adventure. Keep reading and you'll get to a rousing romance."

Alasdair Stuart of Tangent wrote: "Miskell has a real sense of the visual, and some of the scenes here are breathtaking. . . .[Naomi's] a great character, hugely sympathetic, and at times reminiscent of Hutch, the heroine of Jack McDevitt's excellent Engines of God series."

The Science Fiction Encyclopedia calls Godspeed Inc. "a tense thriller set at
the edge of the solar system and the first of the Naomi Kinder stories."

Reviews

  • Godspeed, Inc

    5
    By Timid Viking Chef
    Fast paced, with surprisingly good character and plot development.
  • Bisexual romantic

    2
    By Mb 5556
    Leave out the sex and you might have a story
  • What i think

    4
    By Rex jr.
    Well it was a fast paced stoty with lots of action and a happy ending my favorite kind of story Thank you Rex jr.
  • Good space opera

    4
    By Playing to relax
    Solo pilot engages in a mission to save the world. She is attacked by a man who was sent to stop her yet becomes her lover. They join forces to thwart her employer. The sexual subplot seemed obligatory but the main story was well thought out.
  • Naomi Fan Club member!

    4
    By Seattle Portista
    It's always good to find character-focused hard science fiction-- and this novella meets the criteria. Naomi is the pilot of a patrol ship whose sole mission is to use a particle gun to mend holes in the space-time fabric. Unfortunately, she is a corporate pilot, working for a gigantic (and evil) mega-corporation whose FTL ships tear rifts in said fabric every time there FTL drive comes on line, a fact that the corporation has neglected to share with the UN or the public. Bad enough-- and perfectly believable, by the standards of some current multinationals-- but now it appears that the latest FTL launch has torn space-time in the location of a large black hole, putting our solar system at risk... and Naomi is the only person in a location to do anything about it. And the UN would rather kill her than let her try.
  • Short and sweet and to the point!

    4
    By SmartGuy13
    Fun short story. As good as many other sci-fi books I've read without the 200 extra pages of meaningless details, not there's anything wrong with that.

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