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Beltrunner

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Beltrunner by Sean O達rien
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GENRE:
  Science Fiction
  Alien Contact
  Space Exploration
  Action & Adventure



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E-BOOK:
ISBN: 9781770531024
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Paperback:
ISBN: 9781770531390
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5.5" X 8.5"
$15.95 US
$20.95 CDN
298 pages


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  FIC028090

Beltrunner

From the best traditions of hard science-fiction.

The omnipotent corporations of the future have nearly taken over every asteroid mining operation in space. Independent miners like Collier South have been left without a rock to stand on, choking on corporation space dust.

But one last trip for Collier might reveal the motherlode!

If only he can sniff out the most promising rock and grapple onto it, his 'make-do' past will become his 'can-do' future.

It痴 a race, and Collier South must get there before his vindictive ex-lover (and her shiny new corporate ship) steals it from him!

Armed with old-school maneuvers and sage advice from his trusty onboard computer, Collier campaigns to mine the rock, pay off his debts, and change his life forever. And should things go beyond his expectations, and the rock offers him more than he can imagine, he値l also need a plan to safeguard his future and protect the universe as well!

All of which assumes, of course, that the corporation doesn稚 cheat, get there first, or conspire to pry every last thing from his cold, stubborn, nearly dead fingers.


Audiobook Publication date Nov 24, 2020
Narrated by James Fouhey


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About the Author:

Sean O達rien is an educator and writer from Southern California. He is married and has two children along with an ever-growing number of animals. He was named Educator of the Year by the California League of High Schools and has been a head varsity football coach, television broadcaster, and Gilbert and Sullivan singer (though not a good one). He痴 the author of A Muse of Fire, Wondrous Strange, and Vale of Stars. [MORE]



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Introduction by Sean O達rien


Reviews:

"This is a fast moving book that leaves you breathless with hair-raising action and unexpected twists. The world creation is well-developed and highly creative. The interactions between Collier and Sancho are particularly entertaining - with Collier coming up with implusive dangerous plans and Sancho trying to talk him out of them. Highly recommended for action space lovers." -- Patricia Humphreys

"Beltrunner opens in the style of the early masters of science fiction with a lone miner, Collier, racing against the might of the Corporation to claim an asteroid with hopefully lots of valuable minerals. With his trusty computer sidekick, Sancho, Collier uses his intuition and experience to scratch a living by finding minerals on asteroids. Collier is a typical spaceman hero as he uses his intelligence and knowledge of physics to win the race he痴 even described as craggy. He痴 up against the corporations which use their money and legal power to cheat and exploit the mining community. And you find this out right from the beginning as Collier痴 ex-girlfriend, a spaceship captain of the corporation, is following him to this asteroid. He must outwit her or be cheated of his claim." -- Wayne Harris, andromedaspaceways.com

"It was fast-paced and the characters and the dialogue were interesting and believable. I became very invested in the friendship between Collier and Sancho." -- rosapoma

"At last! Sci-Fi as it was meant to be, Beltrunner by Sean O'Brien, is a tale of a down-on-his luck, working-stiff asteroid miner who uncovers a universe changing alien artifact. The main character is excellently drawn, warts and all, along with the requisite redeeming qualities. The action moves right along, making it an interesting and enjoyable read." -- D. M. McLane

"An entertaining read, fast paced and full of heart that takes the usual space miner concept and ups the ante ten fold to make it fresh and original." -- epweil

"I enjoyed this book very much. It as a quick, easy read with few characters who interacted well with each other. The storyline was interesting and very well written. There is not a lot of physical action in this book but the dialogue keeps you entertained." -- florabundi



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