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Smallworld: A Science Fiction Adventure Comedy: Space Opera on Mount Ararat (English Edition) von [Green, Dominic]
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Smallworld: A Science Fiction Adventure Comedy: Space Opera on Mount Ararat (English Edition) Kindle Edition

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"A showcase for Green's bone-dry satire and deadpan humour ... Green's agile imagination constantly wrong-foots the reader. A delight."
-Peter Ingham, The Telegraph

"The work of a talented writer having lots of very smart fun"
-- S F Winser, Booksquawk.com

Smallworld is like nothing you've ever read before... truly innovative space opera from Hugo-nominated Brit SF writer Dominic Green.

Mount Ararat isn't your average extrasolar agrarian colony. A world the size of an asteroid yet having Earth-standard gravity, Mount Ararat plays host to a strangely confident family whose children are protected by the Devil, a mechanical killing machine, from such passers-by as Mr von Trapp (an escapee from a penal colony), the Made (manufactured humans being hunted by the State), and the super-rich clients of a gravitational health spa established at Mount Ararat's South Pole. But it soon transpires that the Devil is harbouring an ancient and deadly secret.

Enjoyed Smallworld? Its sequel Littlestar hugely expands on the universe established in the first book, with a story arc that follows troopers Beguiled-of-the-Serpent and Only-Begotten as they become embroiled in the second star-spanning war against the Made.

Find out more about the Smallworld and Littlestar universe in our 3D publisher room at: http://inkflash.com/Fingerpress

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 1626 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 385 Seiten
  • Gleichzeitige Verwendung von Geräten: Keine Einschränkung
  • Verlag: Fingerpress; Auflage: 2 (17. Dezember 2010)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B004GNFMLO
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Screenreader: Unterstützt
  • Verbesserter Schriftsatz: Aktiviert
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3.8 von 5 Sternen 4 Kundenrezensionen
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #706.405 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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A very post-everything kind of text. And it recalls something that had been said about Kurt Vonnegut novels: It constantly goes off at an right angle to all expected directions. There even seems to be an overarching story towards which there are some hints at the very last pages. Still, not everything fits together, but there is a sequel and maybe things will fall in place. Anyhow, highly entertaining.

What is hard to digest however is the deeply misanthropic undercurrent. All personage is either mistreated, abused and enslaved and accepts this as the expedient status quo or is sadistic or monolithicly evil, most commonly all at once. This seems to be the only message and idea of the author which he wants to convey. The constant repetition of "man is evil" evokes in the reader the desire to learn the WHY or HOW TO BETTER. This the author does not offer and thus (and in spite of some good laughs) one feels somewhat empty when the last page is turned.
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I read a lot of SciFi and fantasy for more years than I like to count, and Smallworld was one of the few books that really gave me the feeling to read something new and inventive.

I was a bit irritated by the episodal structure at first, but once you accept that fact and read on you will find the book intruiging, strange and full of excitement and humour. It is somehow weird, but in a very good way. And hey, if you read scifi, and are not a pure technology buff, you want weird and fantastic, don't you? This book was free, but I will definitely spend money for its sequel, even though the story leaves this cute, life-threatening "planet".
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I don't understand the good and very good critics of this book.
It wasn't funny at all! If you laugh about names like "Reborn in Jesus" or "Little-Pitch-Not-Thy-Tent-Towards-Sodom", it may be a book for you. Ok, it was free, but it was one of the few books were I regeretted spending time on it.

The context is REALLY nice: Neutron-core asteroid, AI robots, pirates, tax collectors. But that doesn't help.
I have to admit English is not my main language.
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Good story; interesting, messed-up world. Definitely worth an afternoon's reading.

Bought the sequel and look forward to reading it over Xmas.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen An odd book with a character all of its own. 21. Juni 2011
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I really didn't know quite what to think at first and wasn't sure if I was going to make it through, or if I had just bought another piece of cheaply constructed low rent sci-fi housing with walls thin enough to hear the neighbors arguing. By the third chapter I was intrigued and had to read on to find out what happens to this strange colony of isolated agrarians with fanatically religious names like "Reborn-in-Jesus" (last name) and "Beguiled-by-the-Serpent" (first name). What's interesting and really gives this book momentum is that each chapter is episodic. There is an overall development of the story that transgresses nicely throughout the book, but each chapter is a short story unto its own. It sort of reads like a twisted Little House on the Prairie in space. The tiny planetoid on which the stories take place is well described without being overly verbose. It really put me in a weird atmosphere which is why I read these kind of books to begin with. I recomend this book if you enjoy unusual Science-fiction and are tired of the trite schlock or heavy-handed epics with which the genre is so inundated.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Not Small in Reading Enjoyment 23. August 2011
Von Julie D. - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This collection of short stories that all are actually pieces of one larger story is indescribably amazing. Funny in a way that sounds corn-pone if I try to describe it, these stories are also gripping and will keep me up reading until I finish each one so I can see if the problem is solved, the danger averted. I can't describe it better than the actual product description on Amazon. Probably the nearest comparison I can come up with is to Suzette Elgin's Ozark trilogy (begins with the book Twelve Fair Kingdoms) where the down-home, seemingly ignorant folk are not as stupid as they seem and the world they inhabit is increasingly fabulous to discover.

The best tribute I can give is to say that I picked this up free to try on the Kindle and will be purchasing the paperback for my library as well as giving it as gifts. Don't miss this one.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A Deadpan Funny Space Opera Sendup 23. November 2016
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This worked for me on three different levels. First off, it's fun even if you don't know much about sci-fi, or even much about Earth culture. Snappy dialogue, imaginative scene setting, dry and deadpan narration, bits of double-act slapstick - it's all there and clever in a very engaging fashion.

Next, if you do, or ever did, read sci-fi and space opera, well this provides a pretty jolly skewering of every cliche, trope and meme in the basket. Space colonies, gormless explorers, stiff-upper-lip colonists, threatening aliens, friendly aliens, elements with weird properties, pirates, idiot robots, space mining - it just goes on and on. At least once a page, and sometimes more, some little space opera standard gets poked.

Finally, just in terms of cultural and social commentary this books hits a wide range of targets. You could drop most of the spacey stuff and put these pioneers in any setting and a lot of what's addressed, (especially the characters' approach to religious belief), is still pertinent, dead on and funny.

The episodic nature of the story-telling is just right for the book. Like a rich dessert you can't consume a big helping in one sitting. For me this was a pick-it-up-and-put-it-down treat sort of read. Once we're more or less set up, the book plays out like a set of interconnected stories, which makes starting and stopping easier. The author is a bit tricksy, in that many stories end on a cliffhanger or ambiguity that gets cleaned up at the beginning of the next chapter, but that approach was O.K. by me. The book does start to come together toward the end and points to a sequel with a more disciplined plot, but you can decide at that point if you want to keep going with the characters into another book.

So, I mostly just enjoyed the characters' reactions to all of the absurd situations thrown at them by Mr. Green, and marked this a happy, cheerfully quirky, slightly skewed and entertaining find. (Please note that I found this book some time ago while browsing Amazon Kindle freebies. I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Will I be reading some of his other books? Most definitely!! 9. Februar 2013
Von megHan - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I enjoyed this book, but it took me forever to read. Not because it was boring or uninteresting, because that is certainly not the fact, but for two reasons:

1) The names of the characters were hard to digest, especially since the Reborn-in-Jesus family are the main characters in the book. Yes, that's their last name, so you can just imagine what their first names were like. It got a little confusing and I kept thinking that I really needed a character sheet so I could keep them all straight. Plus it got a little tedious as you went through with such long names.

2) The author obviously enjoyed the use of his thesaurus while writing this book. Which is an odd thing for me to say considering I love big words and use them often. There were an exceptional amount in this book and even I spent a lot of time looking things up in the dictionary because I had never heard of the words before.

The book is several stories over a period of time dealing with the Reborn-in-Jesus family and the little planet that they live on. As I said before, I really enjoyed the stories and was excited to find that their is a sequel to this book, one I plan on reading in the near future - though the description of it seems like it will be more about two of the children instead of the family as a whole.

I recommend you read this book ... just make sure you have the dictionary downloaded on your Kindle :)
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Joke comprehension rocket misfire 10. Mai 2014
Von Hyouten - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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You know that feeling when you hear an inside joke and you’re not in it? That creeping sense of confusion, forcing you to think outside any and all boxes you can wrap your brain around, and yet you still can’t make sense out of it. You take the joke at face value, blankly nodding along as you admit to yourself that you simply don’t get, and that perhaps you missed something. This, in a nutshell, is Smallworld for me.

Smallworld is supposed to be a funny book about life in a small asteroid called Mount Ararat with Earth-like gravity. I can see the attempts, but alas, they never reached me beyond one or two lopsided smirks for two seconds. Descriptions said that this book has deadpan humor; perhaps the humor for me was deader than an actual dead pan. The whole plot simply shows the progression of life on said asteroid, and as such it felt disjointed. As I’ve seen one other reader say, chapters felt as if they were related short stories compiled together. Once I had that mindset, going through the book became a lot smoother.

Despite my exclusion from the apparent joke that’s supposed to be going here, Smallworld excels in describing its environment. Quite a unique terrain, and the supposed asteroid’s distance to its parent planet makes me imagine that this might be how it would be like living on one of the items floating around Saturn’s rings. With my 16-week stint in introduction to astronomy class, I’ve learned enough to know that Green actually researched his astronomical terms and their usage. I was enamored with the people’s history, as well as the progress that their civilization has made so far. The main character’s family’s names, albeit being tedious to remember, were so amusing that sometimes you’re left shaking your head as to how anyone could decide to give their characters such names.

When I finished the book, I was happy. I was happy not because I liked it, but because I’m finally done enduring a book-long inside joke that I never once got. Even though the lore surrounding the characters are rich and well-developed, I simply did not get it. Perhaps it was out of my reach, beyond my comprehension, just like our current hopes of a spacecraft going past the Oort cloud this lifetime.
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