Junk Mage

Junk Mage

When technomancer Quillian Defote crash-lands on remote planet Marutuk, he has limited time to repair his ship and get off world. If he fails, he?ll forfeit his position as professor of mechanical transmutation at the prestigious Ivy Arcanarium and ruin his employment prospects in yet another sector. Hunter, a cyborg guarding a junkyard that holds what Quill nee When technomancer Quillian Defote crash-lands on remote planet Marutuk, he has limited time to repair his ship and get off worl...

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Title:Junk Mage
Author:Elliot Cooper
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Average rating 3.76
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:49 pages pages

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  • Ami
    Jul 20, 2016
    3.25 stars Decent sci-fi adventure with technomancer, cyborg, and little furry bone-sucking creatures. I liked Quill's upbeat personality and he pretty much carried this short story. I thought it really had potential... Unfortunately, it was also a little on the "too short" sid...
  • Didi
    Jul 11, 2016
    A short fun and action-pack story of a hyperactive mage and a cyborg. The world-building's a bit blurry but the story pretty much leaned on Quill's personality and I for one liked his optimism and take-charge attitude. A rounded up stars to this bit of space adventure. :) ...
  • Nancy
    Jul 22, 2016
    Cross-posted at Shelf Inflicted and at Outlaw Reviews I will start out by saying that I love short stories. Whereas a novel can take its time fleshing out characters and developing a compelling plot, a short story leaves the writer with little wiggle room for going off on tangents. ...
  • Tam
    Mar 23, 2018
    This felt like a slice of a story that I was missing some of the pieces. Quillian is on his way to his new job as a professor (he's a mage) when his ship crashes on a planet known for criminals. He manages to find a junk yard guarded by a part cyborg named Hunter who works as the "guar...
  • Samantha
    May 26, 2016
    Elliot, can I please just climb in your head for a day while you create all these awesome worlds? Kthnxbye. ...
  • Karen
    Jun 16, 2016
    4.5 stars rounded up to 5 because still no 1/2 stars here on GR and that cover deserves the 1/2 star. Ok so the first thing I want to do is get rid of the elephant in the room which is what I didn't like about this book...IT WAS TOO SHORT!!! Seriously people I need way more of this ...
  • Ceillie Simkiss
    Jul 17, 2018
    Junk Mage is a novella that I?ve been wanting to read for a while. When Cooper got the rights back from NSP and self-published it, I knew the time was right! I read this sweet story in one sitting and was delighted the whole time. If you want sweet ownvoices m/m science fiction, I hi...
  • Josephine
    May 29, 2016
    It's one disaster after another for Quillian Defote, the latest of which was crashing his ship on Marutuk, a remote planet. If he is unable to get the hell out of there, he will forfeit the only job prospect he currently has. Now, Quill didn't travel for a job planets away only to lose...
  • Alison
    May 30, 2016
    Enjoyable. Spaceships and magic! I liked this, but I wanted more from it. It was fun, but maybe a little underdeveloped and maybe too short to tell the whole story properly. I loved the blurb and the cover is cool and I love sci-fi/fantasy blends, so I was looking forward to this, but ...
  • Skye Kilaen
    Aug 16, 2017
    Fun science fiction + fantasy M/M short story about a pansexual technomancer, Quillian, who crash lands on a planet full of criminals while late for his new job. The parts he needs to fix his ship are in a junkyard guarded by cyborg Hunter, who really doesn't want to hurt Quillian, but...
  • Lillian Francis
    Oct 10, 2016
    I wasn't sure when I first started reading. The start seemed a little jumbled. But once Quill met Hunter everything slipped into place. Think space steampunk. The story moved at a fast pace and is a quick read. About an hour from start to finish. Would happily read more from this aut...
  • Len Evans Jr
    Jul 12, 2018
    Even though this story is not that long the author did an amazing job of not only creating two fully fleshed out MCs but a complete world for them to live in. The SciFi/Fantasy aspects of the story are well polished and I loved the way the author worked a nice dollop of romance in as w...
  • Jacque
    Jun 30, 2016
    Junk Mage was a very much unexpected read for me. I'm not quite sure how to articulate what I think about that. I knew coming into to the book at only a page count of 58 pages, everything was going to happen hard and fast. I just didn't expect to feel fulfilled and yet unfulfilled at t...
  • Victoria Zagar
    Jul 03, 2016
    When Quill crash lands on Marutuk, he has only a few days to repair his ship and escape, or he risks losing his job. Hunter is a cyborg who guards the junk yard that has the parts he needs, and stubbornly refuses to allow Quill to steal from his mistress. Stuck at an impasse, Quill mus...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Jul 08, 2016
    This was such a TEASE for me! I can tell that Elliot Cooper has a ton of skill, but I needed more to go from "like" to "love." I really enjoyed the set up for this story and the basic world-building. The whole "technomancer" concept was SUPER interesting for me, and I couldn't wait ...
  • Mel
    May 26, 2016
    This is a new author to be watched. After having read Elliot Cooper?s short story The Clockwork Menagerie, I was excited to be able to start his upcoming book right away ? and I was not disappointed! Like The Clockwork Menagerie, Junk Mage is also rather short, but in only a few...
  • Misty
    May 28, 2016
    ** 3.75 Stars ** Great world building and very imaginative but again too short. Right now, I'm terribly frustrated! What a beautiful cover! ...
  • Karen Wellsbury
    Jul 02, 2016
    Great premise, for such a shortie the depth of character in Quill is impressive as is the world building. I wanted to know all about Hunter, and more about Quill and I really wanted to know what happens next. It ended with me wanting more, which is I suppose a good thing. Anyway full ...
  • Kaa
    Aug 08, 2017
    I've had the same reaction to both of the Elliot Cooper stories I've read so far - I really want to like them more than I actually do. The author has interesting settings, entertaining plot ideas, and cute characters, but they don't quite come together for me. I wanted more development...
  • Ann
    May 26, 2016
    Soooooo . . . . . . FUN! I am officially in love with Quill, Hunter and Elliot Cooper. I had a great time reading The Junk Mage from the very beginning and my only niggle is that it wasn?t longer. I wasn?t ready to let these characters go and I wouldn?t be mad if the author de...
  • Joyfully Jay
    Jul 08, 2016
    A Joyfully Jay review. 2.25 stars Normally I?m not a fan of short stories because I find them decidedly too?short. I prefer a long story arc for my fiction but the plot of Junk Mage caught my attention and I decided to give it a try. Alas, while it had its moments of enterta...
  • Gillian Kevern
    May 27, 2016
    Junk Mage is the latest novelette by Elliot Cooper. I?ve been anticipating it ever since my last interview with Elliot. I thoroughly enjoyed The Clockwork Menagerie?Elliot?s deft characterisation and his ability to tell a strong, compelling story in a short space of words really ...
  • Daniel Mitton
    Jul 01, 2016
    (Originally reviewed for Love Bytes Reviews with a copy provided by the publisher / author for an honest review.) I?ll be honest, the cover is what sold me on this story. It caught my eye, and I signed up immediately to read/review the story. Unfortunately, this is the second shor...
  • Rachel
    May 03, 2019
    5 Stars I love this story; it has become one of my favorite comfort re-reads. Of course, I never wrote a review (I have the hardest time writing reviews for my favorites!), but I highly recommend it! "Junk Mage" by Elliot Cooper features a charming technomancer & a stoic cinn...
  • Sierra
    Jul 18, 2018
    This was a great little story that fell somewhere between short story and novella length. I think if it were longer that I would have given it a higher rating. The "mage" worked more like Magneto of the X-men than the fantasy variant. The story doesn't involve any sex and leaves us wit...
  • Janeylou
    Dec 10, 2018
    3.75 stars ...
  • Aveline Reynard
    Jan 20, 2018
    3.5/5 stars My lasting impression of this story was simply, "that was fine." Not great or amazing, but a pleasantly short and enjoyable read. The characters were endearing, the prose and pacing were sharp, and I appreciated the glimpses of intriguing world-building that we were offe...
  • Rain Merton
    Jul 22, 2016
    This is a wonderful little book! I loved its light, humour-filled tone from the very beginning, and found myself rooting for the protagonist with his self-deprecation and humility. Underneath the seeming breeziness, there are complex issues interwoven in the narrative, like the lim...
  • QuietlyKat
    Jul 05, 2017
    Cute. Engaging. Interesting. Short, sweet cyberpunk story with very likable characters. I really enjoyed my first Elliot Cooper read and look forward to reading more. 3.5 stars rounded up. ...
  • ❤Sharonica-Logic❤
    Apr 09, 2019
    Delighted!!!? Confession time: The only reason I started reading this story is because it was part of a reading challenge. I have never read this author nor this genre (cyber-punk) before. I was very leery but, figured I had nothing to lose but a small window of time. To say ...