A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers #1)

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers #1)

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 (The Salvagers #1)
Author:Alex White
Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:The Salvagers #1
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  • Davecapp
    Jul 18, 2018
    Basically this was a fun read. For those who enjoy James Corey and the Expanse or the Firefly series this book will be enjoyable. Character development is pretty well done, you end up liking the whole crew, and the storyline suitably complex that it continually keeps you thinking. Book...
  • 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! ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shawn
    Aug 15, 2018
    I'm not a big SF reader, but I really enjoyed this one. There weren't a lot of crazy terminology that made me feel confused or unwelcome, like so many science fiction books have that I've tried in the past. Alex White paints a clear picture with creative descriptors and made me feel we...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Michael
    Jul 08, 2018
    That was one hell of a fun book to read. It blends Space Opera, magic, racing and treasure hunting into a book I just couldn't put down. LOVED IT!! ...
  • 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...
  • Nicole
    Jun 26, 2018
    Review originally posted at Erlebnisse: erlebnisseweb.wordpress.com/2018/06/2... Page 214. If you?ve been following Erlebnisse for a while now, you might have noticed a trend in some of these reviews; reviews in which pages numbers pop up, usually without context, never reveali...
  • 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 ...
  • Jon Adams
    Jul 01, 2018
    4.5 I'll probably write a review later. ...
  • 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...
  • Erin
    Aug 02, 2018
    Within the first few pages of A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe, I was hooked. Magic fueled race cars? The way the world is written is absolutely buckwild and original for a space opera. The plot starts quickly with car races and a washed up treasure hunter trying to avoid some pe...
  • k
    Jul 02, 2018
    guys this was delightful!!! the world-building was wonderful, the characters were great, loved the whole cast of them, and the plot was this riproaring ride from start to finish. everyone go read this so i can talk about it with other people thanks goodbye ...
  • 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. ...
  • John Majerle
    Jul 07, 2018
    This story is an interesting mix of magic and science fiction. I wasn't sure I was going to like the genre mashup but after a couple of chapters White's universe grew on me. Lots of action and plot twists. I enjoyed his use of two main characters instead of focusing on just one. Althou...
  • Bunny 36 books in 31 days is not a bad idea shut up
    Jul 22, 2018
    Can we talk about the fact that the literal first chapter of this book is titled "D.N.F."? Please let this have been on purpose, because if I had actually had to DNF this, I would've been absolutely tickled. I have so many feelings. This is Firefly plus Battlestar Galactica plus...