EarthStar: A Steampunk Space Opera - Prelude

Rated 3.50/5 based on 2 reviews
EarthStar - The distant, pristine blue planet strangely unreachable to the shattered masses of humanity struggling to survive in artificial habitats around the earth and in the moon itself.

Prelude tells the story of a young "freeborn" - one of the caste-less members of the new race of men, and his survival in his dystopian and steam-powered world.

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Reviews

Review by: Jeff Oaster on April 05, 2012 :
An entertaining read that makes me wonder if there is more to it. The story itself is quite short, and its "Prelude" title implies that it is part of something bigger. To add to it, there is a glossary at the end to help flesh out the story. I'd be eager to read a full-length novel and/or more stories set in this Universe.

Essentially, humanity seems to have fallen on some hard times and is now just a moon colony and a few orbiting habitats, and they are unable to get back to Earth. Earthstar follows the perils of Ethan as he wakes up on one of the habitats and is put to work right away. Definitely a lot of potential here for a great steampunk/space opera mashup, as the title implies.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ray Daley on July 20, 2011 :
The story itself is good enough but its spoiled by the fact the author never took the time to proof read or properly format his output.

Line spaces between paragraphs are an occasional after thought and there are a few spelling mistakes as well. If these minor points were fixed this would be a pretty decent release.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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