Spinward Fringe Broadcast 6: Fragments

Rated 4.79/5 based on 54 reviews
The crew of the Triton continue their misadventure near Ossimi Ring Station. They are forced down different paths and a fight for freedom that will cost them dearly begins. New opportunities, dangers and experiences await them all, as the Order of Eden stirs, advancing their own agenda.

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Language: English
ISBN: 9780986594243
About Randolph Lalonde

Born in 1974, Randolph Lalonde has worked in customer service, sales, played drums for several heavy metal bands you've never heard of, dealt blackjack in a traveling casino, and serviced countless computers. He's also owned businesses in the design, printing, collectible and custom computer fields.

He completed writing his first novel in the fantasy adventure genre at the age of fifteen and has been writing ever since.

He self published his first novel;
Fate Cycle: Sins of the Past in 2004 and after taking a break has begun to release his work again starting with the First Light Chronicles series.

Randolph Lalonde has sold nearly one hundred thousand eBooks to date, enough to keep writing full time. He is deeply grateful for his following of readers and strives to improve his skills to better entertain them. The Spinward Fringe Space Opera series has proven to be his most popular offering.

He currently resides in Sudbury Ontario where he's working on a new fantasy novel due out in 2014.

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Reviews

Review by: richard on Sep. 01, 2012 :
This book is simply awesome. A series worth getting.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Esdfsdfsdf on June 14, 2012 : (no rating)
Very good SciFi. Lot's of good action. Character development could use a bit more but others might disagree. Some find too much of that boring. Still, this series is great. I recommend it to any fans of action packed SciFi.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: amit desai on March 14, 2012 : (no rating)
Addictive series. Love the work of Author. Keep going man. Cant wait for book 7
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: alan mitchell on Dec. 06, 2011 : (no rating)
Massively addictive series I cant get enough, nor wait for me. brilliant.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kelli Whyte on Dec. 05, 2011 :
Deeply enthralled in the series, read 0-6 back to back and can't wait for more!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ivan Karagodine on Dec. 05, 2011 :
books in the series becoming better with each new one. The only problem with this book is that the next one is not available yet. It is packed with so much action that sometimes I wish events flow slower so I can reflect on more profound part of the story. Looking forward to "end of the season"
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Martin Melhus on Dec. 02, 2011 :
Nice continuation of the series, but, as always, leaves an annoying cliffhanger.
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Review by: Keith Hackett on Dec. 01, 2011 :
I totally agree with one other recent reviewer. This is one of the better books of the series. Definitely worth the $3 bucks! :-)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Craig Mather on Nov. 29, 2011 :
Another amazing book in an already brilliant series. I thought I was a patient man until I finished this book, now the wait for number 7 is killing me! Really looking forward to its release and loosing myself in it for a few all consuming days!
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Review by: D L on Nov. 25, 2011 :
This is one of the better books of the series. Again action packed and not something that you can put down easily. Getting complaints that I read too much.
I wasn't able to get Fragments on Amazon, which sells everything up to book 5 . Also less spelling mistakes than expected of what must be an early release. Excellent read and looking out for book 7
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Mike Kirkendall on Nov. 20, 2011 :
excellent series. Got better with every one.
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Review by: Aubrey Stelly on Nov. 15, 2011 :
I have become a big fan of the series. The character development is detailed and well conceived. I look forward to each new installment having run through the first 6 as fast as I could download them. The action is fast paced and doesn't get bogged down in unnecessary details. I only wish that there were fewer technical issues with the editing since occasionally I have to slow down my reading to figure out what was supposed to be written versus what is written.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Andy Leonard on Oct. 28, 2011 : (no rating)
I love the story, the characters, and the writing style. Refreshingly original. Awesome! Cannot wait for 7!
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Review by: Allison Harrison on Oct. 25, 2011 :
Love this series. I got the first books as a free download and immediately bought all the rest. Well thought out, really good character development,and the action is fast paced. Can't wait to see how it all ends.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: H Jonas on Oct. 24, 2011 :
The Spinward Fringe series has had me hooked from the beginning and after finishing Broadcast 6 I am eagerly waiting for Broadcast 7 and The Expendable Few. Definately worth reading.
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Review by: Matthew Dettmer on Oct. 22, 2011 :
This series has had me riveted since I first picked it up. I can't wait for the next to come out.

It's reasonably hard sci-fi, with great character development. You really care what happens to these people; you don't want to see them fail, and when they get into hard places you are concerned that they won't be able to find a way out.
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Review by: Lee Miller on Oct. 13, 2011 :
This was a fantastic read. I have really enjoyed this series since discovering them in June. Can't wait for the next one!
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Review by: dnd0220 on Oct. 09, 2011 :
Fantastic read, all of the. Books from this series . I can't wait for the rest --
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: SBE on Oct. 02, 2011 :
I really enjoyed reading this book. Can't wait for the next one.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: hjj70 on Sep. 29, 2011 :
Have enjoyed all the books and didn't mind paying for them. Well written and very enjoyable!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: hjj70 on Sep. 29, 2011 :
Have enjoyed all the books and didn't mind paying for them. Well written and very enjoyable!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jacquelyne Holst on Sep. 21, 2011 :
Read straight through all six books. Just a great series. Worst part, waiting for book seven to appear. Until I found Smashwords I couldn't imagine where the readers commenting on book six were finding it. Very glad I found Randolph Lalonde. Very glad I found Smashwords.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ryuuhei Chiba on Aug. 28, 2011 :
I got Spinward Fringe origins on a whim, just one of those moments where you need something to fill the time. I never thought I was love the series as much as I am, I keep finding myself reading it in every spare moment, even if I'm working every spare second is devoted to the crew of the Triton.

As a musician I've even started thinking of music that would fit this series as well as images. The emotions that R. Lalonde has managed to invoke on me are fantastic. I thank him for this series and highly recommend it to anyone.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Chanter on Aug. 16, 2011 :
This has been a great series, however, it's killing me to wait for the next book. Thanks to R. Lalonde and Smashwords.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: R. McCullough on Aug. 15, 2011 :
Excellent series – flows smoothly and characters make lifelike errors.
Good read.
Wish I could have provided some images for the story -
Let me know if you or anyone ever need any FREE ones any for future stories.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: amanda knight on July 25, 2011 :
I haven't had so much fun reading a series since Asimov's Foundation seriesor Greg Bear's Eon series. Thanks Randolph Lalonde. I have been a dedicated SF reader since age 12. This series is on my short list. I look forward to #7.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: jstoc on June 19, 2011 : (no rating)
This series of books is the best. I was so dissapointed that I did not have another book to read in this series. I look forward for the next. When I picked up the first book, I could not put it down. And so it was with the next, and the next, and the next. I spent all my spare time reading them. I read the whole series in a little over a week. I want more.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Curtis McCully on June 06, 2011 :
Reading these books is a little like using crack, without all the nasty side effects. He gives you the first book in the series for free and from that point on you are hooked. I have read all the books in this series and am eagerly awaiting the next installment. This is great science fiction but will apeal to many non geeks due to the wonderfull characters, multiple plot lines and breathtaking action scenes.
Try the free first book and you will be addicted as well.

Curtis
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Brandy Hunt on May 19, 2011 :
This is without a doubt the best so far in the series. This book is so full of high and lows -- it is like the Empire Strikes Back in terms of action and emotional highs and lows.

I can't wait for seven. Thankfully, it is in production.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Mirella Banfi on May 10, 2011 : (no rating)
I liked the whole series and i'm waiting for chapter 7.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: orange butan on April 21, 2011 :
Loved every second of reading this series, can't wait for broadcast 7.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Tom Mullings on March 14, 2011 :
Truly enjoyed the whole series - want more.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: David Miller on Feb. 04, 2011 :
Outstanding read. only problem is, what am I going to do till 7 comes out?
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Mark Halfpap on Jan. 10, 2011 :
I've enjoyed the entire series. It's a great romp through galactic warfare and life, a real space opera! I'm waiting for the next one.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: David Sanders on Dec. 10, 2010 : (no rating)
As an author myself (http://stores.lulu.com/dmsandersnovel), I have greatly enjoyed Mr. LaLonde's books.

I understand and grasp the challenges in writing and publishing and after suffering through the enormous trials and tribulations of Lulu publishing, my next book will be published (hopefully) via Smashwords.

I have enjoyued his writng enormously and look forward to his latest book which I just purchased.

Well done!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: aaron lacey on Dec. 02, 2010 : (no rating)
love the whole collection can't wait for the next one. I have never read anything that had me keep turning the pages no matter what the consequences. I.E. going to work dead tired from lack of sleep. keep them coming
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: James Crowley on Oct. 26, 2010 :
Good characters, excellent plot line, very good story telling, nice technical moves, unexpected twists. I'm loving the series!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: James Matthews on Oct. 15, 2010 : (no rating)
Great Series, hooked from the start. Waiting for more.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Dale Bell on Sep. 26, 2010 :
Great book, loved them all and want to know what happens to each character, where they will end up next. Found the ending frustrating but expect that was the intention.
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Review by: vicky nowlan on Sep. 13, 2010 :
All I can say is Ditto, loved the book and love the series, Spinward Fringe is 5 stars. Can't wait until the next installment. Randolph thank you for such an interesting read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: JRM34857 on Sep. 09, 2010 :
Wow! That's what I am talking about!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: interlock on Aug. 30, 2010 :
Every book better than the last. Keep up the amazing work Randolph. Looking forward to the next in the series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Bruce Hill on Aug. 19, 2010 :
I've now read all the books in the series and cannot wait until the next one comes out. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the books and agree that unless you have read them all you probably would be lost reading just one at the end. I highly recommend these books to anyone who likes science fiction.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: buscht on Aug. 14, 2010 :
Of all the Ebooks that I've read, the Spinward Fringe series have been the most satisfying. I've finished the books thinking that was money and time well spent. This particular book is a good page turner, but if you haven't read the earlier books this one won't make much sense. It's been a while since the last installment of the series and I found myself going back to earlier books to catch up as I forgot what was going on. My only real complaint is that this book is just a middle book in the series, there is really no beginning and ending. It must be read with the group to be fully appreciated.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: insani kamil on Aug. 13, 2010 :
Excellent! Went on longer than I expected which was a nice surprise. I couldn't put it down - read it cover to cover in a single session and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Mark Adkins on Aug. 13, 2010 :
Mr Lalonde has done it again. His plot, character developement and settings are all superb. I have read all of his novels and cannot wait for his latest release.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: fuithecat on Aug. 12, 2010 :
I found myself finished the book in couple days, couldn't put it down. I've read all the books in the series. There's much more emphasis and development on the characters with this last one which is all good. I do hope to see speedier development of the plot though. Waiting for one year to have the story line developed just a little is too harsh on me :-)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Michael Richardson on Aug. 12, 2010 : (no rating)
I love reading this series. I can't put them down once I start. Now I have to wait for the next installment. Mr. Lalonde has a wonderful way of writing and keeping you engaged in his story. I am a big fan of his work.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Roger McGill on Aug. 11, 2010 : (no rating)
Another great installment. The depth & interactions of the characters is getting better with each book.

Can't wait for the next book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ed on Aug. 10, 2010 :
This is another winner from LaLonde. I'm just sorry i got into the series as soon as I did. Had I waited the entire series might have been finished and I wouldn't have to wait for the next installment.

I agree with Mr. Caplan i.e. the first 40 or so pages start rather slowly, but soon after the action picks up and there's no stopping!

This is the continuation of an excellent story with believable characters.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Joey Jones on Aug. 06, 2010 : (no rating)
this is a good series. cant wait for the next one. and i loved the they might be giants song "birdhouse in your soul" reference. gave me a good chuckle and was completley unexpected.
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Review by: Allan Caplan on July 30, 2010 :
I'm giving this book 4*'s because Smashwords doesn't have an extra 1/2. It's 4.5 / 5 for me.

Like most Spinward Fringe fans I've been waiting for this book for a while.

I personally found the first bit of the book, say the first 40 or so pages to develop slowly. Once the action started though, this was all Spinward Fringe.

I thought some newer characters were better defined, with a lot of questions remaining about what will happen in the future.

Towards the end of the book I did not want to put it down. Where I found the first 20 pages drawn on, the last 40 were nailbiting, with an ending that I did not forsee.

Waiting patiently now for Broadcast 7.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: mccdyl001 on July 28, 2010 :
Yet another great read from Randolph. Thoroughly enjoyed this book, very hard to put down! The story flows well and the series as a whole is awesome. Cannot wait for the next installment now!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Lam Litthilao on July 26, 2010 :
Well, I have been anxiously waiting for this book for almost a year. I don't know where to start. One moment I was reading the book and the next moment it was over. That's how good the story was. I was so caught up with characters, I lost track of time. I have to say that this book is my favorite of the entire series. The story just flows and before you know it, it's over. Now I have to wait for another year.

What I like about the authors writing style is how he gives us the perspective of each individual characters thoughts and feelings. Ayan, the engineer, is still my favorite (so is the crazy fighter pilot). You get to spend time with them and develop a bond with them. Being a fan of space operas, it's normally the same hero defeats entire fleets or the hero is some super soldier who defeats whole armies on his own. Don't misunderstand me, they are entertaining but basically I read them to pass the time. With his books, I look forward to the story and how the characters will develop both individually and as a group.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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