The Starfighter Invitation

The Starfighter Invitation

The only thing bigger than the world's first full virtual reality game is the mystery surrounding its origins. Who is behind Ryzonart Games? How was such a huge advance in technology achieved? Taia de Haas loves having her own virtual spaceship, and wants nothing more than to visit every planet in the solar system. But she cannot ignore the question of whether such a magnif The only thing bigger than the world's first full virtual reality game is the mystery surrounding its origins. Who is...

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Title:The Starfighter Invitation
Author:Andrea K. Höst
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:B07L784Z62
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:367 pages pages

The Starfighter Invitation Reviews

  • Lexie
    Dec 29, 2018
    Oh you clever, clever writer. I stand by my comment that the first half feels like a game tutorial - which depending on how you interact with reading or games could be frustrating and/or immersive. Some of it is dry, almost textbook like, as Taia is not given to undue dramatics in a...
  • Siavahda
    May 25, 2019
    So?this was an odd one. The Starfighter Invitation is a book I would not have read if it had been written by anyone else; I have no interest in gaming, except as a social phenomenon, so a book that is literally just about playing one? Not my thing. But it was Hst, so I did read ...
  • Debbie Gascoyne
    Aug 17, 2019
    I have a lot of time for this author, and have enjoyed all of her books. I enjoyed this one, but it lost marks for a rushed and unsatisfactory ending. I see that a second book is in the works: I'll definitely read it, but I hope it provides more of a payoff than this one did. And I wis...
  • mirba
    Feb 08, 2019
    Amazing I am speechless. This book is just amazing and incredible, it is weird in the beginning, but it becomes more and more complex and breathtaking while the story proceeds to an incredible ending. How will the story proceed? ...
  • Dichotomy Girl
    Jan 14, 2019
    I definitely tend to enjoy this author's sci fi works better than her Fantasy ones. This one I found pretty fun, though someone who is neither a gamer, nor has much gaming knowledge might not enjoy it as much. ...
  • Evenstar Deane
    Dec 14, 2018
    I wasn?t sure if I would like this book because I?m not really into video games, I?ve only played a few over the years and no MMOs. That didn?t matter at all. This book is more a travelogue, describing a future where the earth is mostly underwater, the moon is destroyed, tech...
  • Stephanie
    Apr 19, 2019
    I've always enjoyed the Is This Hyper-Realistic Video Game Real? stories, and this went beyond my expectations. Not sure that it would be a good fit for those who like a more structured plot, as it very much follows the path of a person exploring a new game with lots of unsuccessful at...
  • Laura (Kyahgirl)
    Jan 07, 2019
    I really like the latter 2/3 of this book but the first part was painfully difficult to get into. I have noticed this more than once with this author but generally there is a pretty good reward for sticking it out. I look forward to more books in the series. ...
  • Jennifer
    Dec 11, 2018
    What a ride! From the first page to the last I was fascinated by the complexity of this world within a world. I am totally looking forward to finding out if this will be a series and the next pieces of the puzzle! As usual I found the story well paced and hard to put aside. ...
  • J
    Jan 02, 2019
    Really good I think. -Some minor spelling and grammar errors. -There are also some minor continuity errors--like whatever happened to rank three? Rank seven I could see missing just because there's a time skip there, but two to four happens back-to-back. -Also some points that...
  • Fides Mabanta
    Dec 20, 2018
    :o Profound as usual. I feel kind of bereft, waiting in the unknown and hoping for more Taia (& Dio) in the next book... ???????? ...
  • Donald Mclean
    Jan 06, 2019
    Truthfully, I am not sure what I think of this book. It ends with an sad, out-of-left-field plot twist that becomes a giant cliffhanger. It might be brilliant and necessary (second book of Paksenarion by Elizabeth Moon) but without reading the next part of the story, it's hard to be su...
  • Fred
    Jan 23, 2019
    I liked this one a lot. It was a bit slow paced at times, but the VR world was so interesting that it didn?t really matter. Although I loved the ending, it did feel that it came a bit abrupt and was too short compared to the long slow parts in the middle of the story. ...
  • Dave Versace
    Jul 02, 2019
    There's a huge science fiction mystery lingering in the background from the outset of Andrea K Hst's latest, but the tantalising wonder of Dream Speed, the immersive online game at the story's centre, is a marvelous distraction from it. Starfighter Invitation does an amazing job of r...
  • Nicola
    Jul 05, 2019
    Um. Gosh. I don?t really know where to start with this one. I love Andrea K Hst, and I trust her as an author, and that?s probably the biggest reason I made it past the first third of this book, and kept reading to the end, for the whiplash I?d expected much earlier. I slogged ...
  • Books In Brogan
    Dec 19, 2018
    I love this her writing she always creates a world that you want to visit. The only warning I would give about this book is that unless you are big MMO gamer you will be lost and probably won't get past the first chapter. Other then this issue, I loved the plot, characters and a grea...
  • Meredith
    Dec 27, 2018
    SF/F at its best Some authors make you actually think while you read - you don?t merely ingest a plot and storyline (you DO do that, and what a storyline and plot it is!), you also have extended existential and philosophical ponderances while being enveloped in the book. Host mana...
  • Lauren Lasseter
    May 21, 2019
    Aside from the last few chapters, this book felt like a bit of a slog. And that's coming from someone who is downright obsessed with her others books. I think the biggest letdown is that Host's biggest strength as an author is the character development; this felt like watching someone ...
  • Becky
    Dec 13, 2018
    I picked this up yesterday and just finished it. I'm a big fan of this author. Coming from someone who wouldn't know a video game if it hit her in the head I think I followed along well enough. Host's other books prepared me in the sci fi way that made understanding a little easier alt...
  • Anne Duncan
    Dec 09, 2018
    I loved this book. What I really love to read about in a book is interesting characters coming to care about each other, and this book delivered! I've read a lot of "the video game is real" media and i think this one compares favorably. I especially like comparing it to the manga, 1/2 ...
  • Nicole
    Dec 15, 2018
    I?m sorry to say I really didn?t enjoy this book. I am a fan of the author so I have been waiting for it for some time, which may have also worked against it. I found the premise initially interesting, however having to read what I through was constant minutia over and over aga...
  • Gretar
    Jan 01, 2019
    Inventive, well-paced, and great characterization. The premise is a new virtual reality MMO involving AI. Unlike other recent books in this vein, though, the main characters are adults who are suspicious about the nature of the MMO and thoughtful about its implications. They waste ...
  • Semunky
    Jan 20, 2019
    Wow I'm overwhelmed with surprise at how GOOD this book was and I can only offer singular words to describe it: Rich. Mysterious. Intense. Poignant. Beautiful. I can't wait for the next. ...
  • Marcia Mcginley
    Dec 14, 2018
    As always, Andrea Host delivers an absorbing read. I read it right through our work Christmas party! ...
  • MG
    Apr 21, 2019
    I love this author. I've read just about everything she has on Scribd. I love her understated romances, the detailed worldbuilding, the intelligent plots, the slow build and the big payoffs at the end. Buuut I was kind of disappointed with this one. The twist came a bit off the lef...
  • Anna
    Jan 19, 2019
    I read that too fast. Darker than I expected, glad there?s a sequel planned. It has a theme in common with _Ender?s Game_ - what is the connection of our choices in games to real-world morality and character? ...
  • Nicki Cliffer
    Dec 15, 2018
    Hreat start to the series Andrea created a fascinating world and characters you care about. One of the things I liked was that the main character was neither the best of all nor the worst of all. She was a regular, albeit creative and steadfast person trying her best. Andrea raises ...
  • Vincent Archer
    Feb 15, 2019
    Good use of litrpg combined with a true SF novel. The litrpg part is well anchored in the good old times, and the novel is peppered with shout-outs to old-time MMO and recent "cyber" culture. But the fact that the heroine is neither the best, nor manages to win world-first challenge...
  • Soede
    Jan 02, 2019
    I absolutely adore this book (though it's still Snug Ship in my head). If you like MMOs, Snowcrash, Ready Player One, Buffy, geekdom, or idk People!! You'll probably love this book. I have strong faith in this author based on her previous body of work, so went into it feeling like it w...
  • Aiden Kent
    Feb 01, 2019
    I did really enjoy this book, although I struggled through most of it, in a good sort of struggle (?) I adore the concept of this book, and the concept alone is what drove me for most of the book. Taia and Dio were the only characters I really connected with and all the other character...