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Milky Way Repo
Blue collar Sci Fi in the vein of Firefly.
Running a starship repo company isnít easy or cheap. Itís just an endless string of fuel costs, ship maintenance, legal red tape, unhappy debt bailers, shady associates and uncooperative dock officials from one end of the galaxy to the other.
Nathan Teller owns and operates Milky Way Repossessions, a company that tracks down and repossesses starships. And although he's only managing to break even on his debt, he wouldnít trade it for anything. (His ex-wife holds that against him. No surprise there.)
When Nathan and his crew successfully steal a freighter from the clutches of a particularly tenacious and corrupt dock official, he earns the respect of their high profile employer. Opportunity seems a sure thing.
Nathan should be happy. But when that lucrative job op turns into a ransom delivery for a starship crew being held hostage by a cult, he suddenly finds himself pursued by a self-immolating loan shark hell bent on collecting a gambling debt.
How will it all turn out? You never know. Especially when Nathan and his Starship repo agents are up against a cult and the mob...
"I think Milky Way Repo carves out a unique niche in science fiction by presenting protagonists that work hard for a living, sort of a genre of blue collar sci-fi. The world is bigger than them and there isnít a large fascist government operating against them. In this case, the characters struggle to make ends meet and do so against forces that are relatable; the economy, employers that hold sway over workers, religious elements, and organized crime figures that move in the shadows." -- Michael Prelee, author
"No part of the book lost momentum as multiple story lines merged in interesting ways and no loose ends that oftentimes leave readers confused. I would highly recommend this eBook as one that will engage you and make it difficult to put down for other activities." - Dr. Ross Wirth, reviewer
"The story is a good mix of science-fiction, adventure, action and a bit of intrigue. No heavy stuff here, no hard science-fiction and complex language. Itís more Firefly than Asimov." - Shaika-Dzari
"The story is detailed with good twists to keep the reader interested and there's never a point as in much of the sci-fi I've read where the science is just plain ridiculous.
"I couldn't put the book down and ended up staying up til around 4am reading, which is way past when I'd normally head to sleep. Overall a great read, and highly recommended for anyone to read (as long as they've got a few hours spare to do so)."
"This book told a great story about a guy running a repo business and his team and their quirks and their close knit relationship. I totally respect that the characters all had their own unique kinks and styles and yet still kept it all together and took care of each other. Very good story." - Steven Wade
"A solid book. A little action, a little intrigue, a little romance. Enjoyable characters and a plot that moved quickly without feeling rushed. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to fans of noir fiction and crime drama." - Scott Burtness
"This is a dirty, corrupt , industrial galaxy where Ripley or Mal would feel right at home, and there are lots of little, realistic touches that had me saying, "Hey, I know that mobster." It's a refreshing change of pace from the squeaky clean politics you usually see in these type of stories." - Lou Yuhasz
"The debut novel of Mike Prelee is a very entertaining Sci-Fi/Noir, with vivid, likable characters and a fast pace. He's got a great handle on plot and a knack for drawing you into the story. For fans of fast-paced space adventure with a smattering of crime drama mixed in, this should do the trick. I finished it in two sittings. High praise for sure. I would definitely read a sequel (or two)." - Marc Gayan
"Characters are interesting and likeable. Strong firefly / star wars (Han solo, no Jedi) feel. Has enough detail to flesh out storyline without causing the book to get bogged down." - Tim Vance
"This is a fun space jaunt with hard working blue collar crew. Imaginative and fast paced." - Alan Black
"Fast paced and imaginative, with well-crafted dialogue that shows the author has a good understanding of people in the "real" world. If you liked the movie "Serenity", you will love this book!" - Annah
"The book was entertaining, fast moving, and had good character understanding and development. I've seen a couple of people compare it to "Serenity" and "Firefly" and I can see where they make the connection - the book has a lot of the fundamental values found in that series and the pace in which things happen keeps you turning pages." - J. Fowler
"This is a wild ride. Fun and enjoyable." - Jenny
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