Ten Thousand Miles Up

Rated 4.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Captain Ateri has never known life outside his starship, but when a fleet of pirates offer him an opportunity to steal from his slave-masters, can he maintain the facade long enough to attain what he desires most? More

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About Rick Griffin

Rick Griffin is a writer and artist, winner of multiple Ursa Major Awards for best anthropomorphic comic strip (http://www.housepetscomic.com). He's the creator of many, many worlds, including Housepets!, A&H Club, Hayven Celestia, Ani-droids, Desert Angels, In the New Age, Pit Fighters and more!

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FoxinuhhBox reviewed on Oct. 30, 2019

If you are planing on reading this PLEASE NOTE that this book outlines the plot to “Thieves Traders and Liars”. It’s a simple 45 book with a thrilling story, but if you want the extended, and much more in depth version read “Thieves Traders and Liars”. (Although it was nice to see Rick Griffin’s writing mature from 2012 to 2019)
(reviewed 66 days after purchase)
Dione Basseri reviewed on March 26, 2015

A story of sci-fi trickery suitable for any SF magazine! Captain Ateri is a geroo with a history of disobedience to his masters, in pursuit of a new home planet for his people. When approached by ringel pirates suggesting an alliance for mutual profit, he sees a chance to get ahead of his slave masters. But another mistake will cost him not just his life, but likely the lives of his entire species.

The final twists were excellently foreshadowed, making it all seem plausible, rather than sci-fi witchery. The universe Griffin created is self-contained and logical. And, of course, enjoyable!
(reviewed 9 months after purchase)
Valerio Pastore reviewed on April 20, 2012
(no rating)
After his first novel, ARGO, Rick Griffin once again will enchant his fans with this tale of pirates, rebels, and an original concept of tyrants.
Again Rick proves his strength with the technicalties and the descriptions. You have the impression you are there, in the middle of the action.
His weakness, in this specific context, is the short space the novel offers. Not enough time to sympathize with the characters, to fully understand them and appreciate the reasons that motivate them. Given a longer piece, we could even appreciate the tyrants, they *do* make an interesting species...
But it's a minor flaw. This book is thoroughly enjoyable!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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