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:The Salvagers #1
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  • Merrin
    Sep 03, 2018
    Here?s what I need to do: I need to stop listening when someone tries to sell me on a book by telling me what other books it?s like, because that way lies massive disappointment. Because this book was sold to me as found family/lesbians/space magic/Firefly meets The Long Way to a S...
  • Sammi
    Jul 26, 2018
    This was a super fun, really interesting action packed romp. All of the characters were unique and really fun, the world building was kind of bonkers and really unlike anything I've ever read (maaaaybe similar to Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee, but in a fun, bright way rather t...
  • Victoria Schwab
    Jun 20, 2018
    Thoroughly enjoyed this one! ...
  • Emily
    Oct 02, 2018
    3.5 stars. Engaging and funny space drama. I felt like it took me a while to get through the first 1/3, not because I didn?t like it, but just because there was a lot of world-building and character introduction. It?s a lot of things stuffed into one story. Camped out and read the ...
  • 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...
  • Suz
    Jul 09, 2018
    4.5+ I started out thinking that there was nobody likeable in the entire book. It took a while for me to warm up to this crew, but I most certainly did. The story is excellent, the 'verse is just the right mix of horrifying and beautiful, and the crew is quite human in all the best ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jenna
    Jul 26, 2018
    4.5/5 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nick Forret (what_a_novel_idea)
    Jul 24, 2018
    I was especially excited when it came to the comparisons this book was made to Firefly. So of course I was ecstatic to buddy read with my fellow book addict, Holly! Head over to her account to see her review. Seriously, folks, they really hit the nail on the head with this one! It has ...
  • Paul
    Sep 15, 2018
    Some dog fights, some fist fights, and a slew of magic-infused treasure hunting? this ship shouldn?t fly under the radar for long (I know, horrible). Full review here: https://paulspicks.blog/2018/09/15/a-... All my reviews can be found here: https://paulspicks.blog ...
  • ~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...
  • Margit
    May 23, 2018
    Magic in space Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. Space opera with magic. Battles galore. Good guys always win. Bad guys always lose. ...
  • Andrew
    Jun 04, 2018
    Full review at The Quill to Live: https://thequilltolive.com/2018/06/05... Here we have another of Orbit Publishing?s summer debuts, which they graciously sent me in exchange for an unbiased review. A Big Ship At The Edge Of The Universe, by Alex White, is the first book in his Sa...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • FanFiAddict
    Jun 25, 2018
    First off, I want to thank the publisher and the author for an ARC of A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe. Receiving this ARC, in no way, shape, or form, determined my overall opinions or review. When I received this book in the mail a few weeks ago, I was already interested base...
  • Roy
    Oct 02, 2018
    I dont knpw why but this just never really blew me away. It had great characters and action sequences. I liked the dialgoue, and Boots jad some of the best lines. The world building was solid but I wasn't overly fond of the magic/technology fusion. It just seemed weird, not sure why. T...
  • Kathy
    May 25, 2018
    ?You?re going to get killed.? She looked across at him, stars in her eyes. ?But what a grand way to die.? A Big Ship At the Edge of the Universe had first caught my eye with its fantastic premise--a space opera featuring a treasure hunt, two women on the run, and a F/F ...
  • 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. ...
  • Tam
    Jul 21, 2018
    Lots of really cool stuff. Futuristic magical car racing, treasure hunting, space battles, and much more. Action heavy and some good character development in there. ...
  • The Nerd Book Review
    Sep 04, 2018
    Ill leave a much more thorough review shortly and we will be recording a podcast episode on this book here in the next month or so. I could basically sum this up as I?ve seen others before me as Firefly with magic and that would be a pretty apt description. 2 POV characters bot...
  • Nick Lechler
    Sep 11, 2018
    Objectively, Alex White tells an entertaining tale full of thrilling space action and?at least partly?unique characters and ideas ? It suffers (and I remain objectively here) from Sci-Fi clichs, too. The coolest guy aboard the spaceship is?of course!?the cook and...