A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

Boots Elsworth was a famous treasure hunter in another life, but now she?s washed up. She makes her meager living faking salvage legends and selling them to the highest bidder, but this time she might have stumbled on something real?the story of the Harrow, a famous warship, capable of untold destruction. Nilah Brio is the top driver in the Pan Galactic Racing Federation an Boots Elsworth was a famous treasure hunter in another life, but now she?s washed up. She makes her meager livi...

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Title:A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe
Author:Alex White
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:480 pages pages

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe Reviews

  • Victoria Schwab
    Jun 20, 2018
    Thoroughly enjoyed this one! ...
  • David Agranoff
    Aug 30, 2018
    DNF. You can discount my feelings on this book because I only made it 100 pages in. I don't think this is really that bad just it didn't work for me. The world-building had too many holes. My image of this universe was too vague, the character I just didn't connect to. I just didn't...
  • Shawnie
    Jan 30, 2019
    It took me a bit at first to wrap my brain around a magic system in a Sci Fi world, eventually loved it. Pushed on through a couple bland spots. I liked the crew, their comoradery and interactions, and cared about them throughout. I found the fights and battles exciting. Overall, reall...
  • Swiffer
    Jul 08, 2018
    What do you get when you combine futuristic car racing, intergalactic treasure hunting, evil government conspiracies, renegade space pirates, and universe-spanning glyph magic? You get Alex White?s incredibly fun and engaging A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe, the first book of ...
  • Mili
    Dec 07, 2018
    I've been hyped to read this book by many readers on instagram and it did not fail! This is a stunning action packed crazy fast paced space adventure. Holy farts, it's good! The characters are fun and lovable with all their own quirks. The way they are introduced and form a bond is exc...
  • Bradley
    Dec 17, 2018
    First, the fine and the good: It reads like any number of treasure hunting (or salvaging) space opera tomes in that we're focused on an ensemble cast with quirks, heisty moments, and quite a few getaway chases. Lots of action and overall, I have nothing I want to complain about when...
  • Denise
    Dec 24, 2018
    Really this should be a movie or tv series! Lots of action and characters that would be fun to watch. ...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jan 03, 2019
    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/01/24/... A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe showed so much potential from its premise. You have an egotistical speed racer who loses her fame, fortune and friends after she is framed for a murder she did not commi...
  • Oleksandr Zholud
    Feb 14, 2019
    This is a SF-fantasy novel, which can become a Hugo 2019 Award nominee. This is a part of a larger series, supposedly a trilogy. The genre can be described as high-tech fantasy or space opera fantasy: the universe, where most if not all tech is based on magic and where almost anyone...
  • Crini
    Jul 03, 2018
    Take A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, replace the alien crew members by humans (but keep it diverse and queer AF) and add lots and lots of action AND ALSO MAGIC and you've got A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe. This found-family/anti-hero squad of space witches takes you o...
  • Audrey
    Jan 19, 2019
    A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe There?s nothing I didn?t really like about this book. I just didn?t love it. It?s about a rag-tag spaceship crew. There are a lot of those, and most are a lot of fun. I never liked this crew very much. Their personalities were rather b...
  • Sana
    Sep 24, 2018
    'He is the only uninjured crew member, though I've expressed concern for his emotional well-being.' THIS BOOK HAS NO CHILL AND AS A RESULT, NEITHER DO I. LIKE THIS WAS SO FUCKING GOOD AND NON-STOP AT THAT I love this sassy crew so damn much and then there's Ranger, the mechanized...
  • ~Dani~ LazyTurtle's Books
    Oct 01, 2018
    Read this and more reviews at Book Geeks Uncompromised! Space is a pretty big place and sometimes you need a map to find the real treasures out there. Lizzie "Boots" Elsworth is a washed up treasure hunter who sells fake treasure maps for a quick buck. When she sells a fake map to a...
  • Lindsay
    Nov 30, 2018
    A fun science fiction adventure story with magic thrown in, but extremely derivative of popular SF. In a far future humanity has spread throughout the galaxy and also has access to magical powers through a new part of the brain. Nilah Brio is a race car driver and mechanist (magic t...
  •  Charlie - A Reading Machine
    Dec 14, 2018
    One of the best sci fi space junkie books I?ve read in ages. It?s got some wonderful characters that end up feeling like family, breath taking action sequences, massive galaxy encompassing stakes and also captures the spirit of some of my other favourite books and movies. The plot ...
  • Lata
    Dec 31, 2018
    A fun, light, fast-moving space opera with some interesting characters. There was nothing deep about this book; just frothiness and fun. ...
  • Jes Reads
    Jun 03, 2018
    Thank you to Orbit books for sending me this book free of charge for my honest review "Furious and fun, the first book in this bold, new science fiction adventure series follows a ragtag group of adventurers as they try to find a legendary ship that just might be the key to clearin...
  • Holly (The Grimdragon)
    Jul 25, 2018
    "This whole treasure hunt had been one weird thing after another--gods and prophets, culture arks and secret bases, mutineers and secret branches of the Taitutian military. And of course, there were the racetrack glyphs, too." A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe opens strong. It ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Dec 28, 2018
    This is one of those times when a random arbitrary book purchase worked out really well for me because I LOVED this book. The world Alex White has created here is vividly imagined, a mixture of science and magic and populated with fascinating, highly engaging characters. This is kind...
  • Justine
    Jul 08, 2018
    This was reasonably entertaining. I loved the diverse cast of characters who, for the most part, were nicely fleshed out. The dialogue was good with bits of humour sprinkled in. The world created was interesting, providing a neat SF setting where almost everyone is a magic user. Th...
  • Kaa
    Feb 16, 2019
    The second half was entertaining, but it couldn't make up for a tedious beginning. The writing (especially dialogue) felt stilted, I didn't connect with the characters, and the plot didn't make much sense. ...
  • K.J. Charles
    Jan 11, 2019
    A twistily plotted magic-and-tech story with lots of fights, a willingness to kill important characters, and a strongly female-led cast including a f/f romance. Extremely sinister villain and a terrific premise once we actually learn what's going on, which isn't till the last 25% or so...
  • Queen
    Jul 13, 2018
    I love this book. It's like a cross between "Firefly" and "The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet." We have an antihero found family who are hunting a famous warship to salvage and are being hunted by a terrifying killer called Mother. Our main characters are Boots (a washed up treasure ...
  • Ash
    May 15, 2018
    What do you get when you combine an intergalactic treasure hunt, space pirates, magical abilities, and futuristic racing all woven together by an almost all female cast seeking to expose a government conspiracy? You have Alex White's A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe, the first bo...
  • Lucille
    May 07, 2018
    Haaa this was really great!! ? The middle was a rollercoaster of emotions, but one that always go up and up, maybe more like a rocket of emotions then! I didn't think I'd end up liking this so much, during the first 20% I didn't know what to think but then I was quickly won over b...
  • Felicia Allen
    May 20, 2018
    Amazing! I normally don't like science fiction because the author goes into too much detail about the setting. The way all of the details are woven into this make it exciting and easy to follow. The characters are funny, sarcastic and believable. I can't wait for book 2. ...
  • Robin Bonne
    Dec 20, 2018
    This is the space opera that I didn?t know I even needed. Between Boots and Nilah, there was so much badass female energy and nonstop action. I must read the next book! ...
  • Esmerelda Weatherwax
    May 12, 2018
    I got this from NetGalley/Orbit and I was really excited but I?m late for my review ? sorry I got way behind schedule there for a little bit. I didn?t know what to expect from this, I didn?t even read the blurb before opening it so when the first scene was about racing futur...
  • Nicholas Eames
    Jun 05, 2018
    I LOVED this book. The story was fantastic, the pacing was break-neck, and everything about the setting--from the sorcery-powered race cars, to the spaceships, and starfighters, to the badass murderous exoskeleton named Ranger--was incredible. Best of all, however, are the characters. ...
  • Falynn - the TyGrammarSaurus Rex
    Jan 15, 2019
    A fun space romp. Not especially deep and the fantasy elements took a bit of getting used to, but an enjoyable ride overall. Will be looking out for the sequels. ...