Sliding Void (Book 1 of the Sliding Void science fiction series)

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Captain Lana Fiveworlds has a hell of a lot of problems. She's sliding void in an ageing seven-hundred-year-old space ship, scrabbling around the edges of civilised space trying to find a cargo lucrative enough to pay her bills without proving so risky that it'll kill her. More
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About Stephen Hunt

Stephen Hunt is a fantasy and science fiction author who lives in Spain and the UK. He is best known for his best-selling Jackelian fantasy series of novels from HarperCollins, also the publisher of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis in the UK.

The Jackelian world is a fantasy adventure set in a far-future Earth where the passage of time has erased almost all memory of our current world from history. Electricity is now unreliable and classed as a dark power, with many of the nations of the world existing at a Victorian level of development and relying on steam-power, mechanical nanotechnology and biotechnology to survive and prosper.

It is a world of strange creatures, flashing blades, steammen servants, airship battles and high adventure.

Each novel is written as a stand-alone work, but share the same world and many of the same characters who criss-cross between the novels (a technique shared with fellow British fantasy author Terry Pratchett and his Discworld series).

Foreign language and international editions of the six novels of the Jackelian series have been sold to Tor Books (USA), Albin Michel (France), Verlagsgruppe Random House (Germany), Enterbrain Manga and Anime (Japan), Edições Saída de Emergência (Portugal), Paidós (Spain), AST (Russia), and the Anhui Literature and Art Publishing House (China).

Stephen maintains his own web site over at and when he is not writing, he can be found indulging in such interests as cooking, gardening, collecting comic-books, and building his collections of genre novels.


Sliding Void
The void can make you rich. The void can kill you. Who'd be a starship captain?

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Review by: Larry B. Gray on Dec. 07, 2015 :
Sliding Void by Stephen Hunt has it all, adventure, intrigue, space opera and fantasy all wrapped up in one book. The fast past novella will keep you glued to its pages from start to finish.

I really like the tale that Stephen Hunt developed. The storyline was well thought out and easy to get into. The nonstop action and plot twist made the story almost impossible to put down. I love this kind of action packed read.

The author did an excellent job of developing a cast of characters that were both real and very believable. I was soon caught up in their individual stories as the tale developed. The characters were great.

I really enjoyed Sliding Void by Stephen Hunt and I highly recommend this book to all readers.

[Please note: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.]
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Review by: Laurie on Oct. 15, 2014 :
One of the better SF books out today. The writer has managed to get in this book, what another author would take 4 times the pages. Crisp, action packed, plots, original ideas, ya ya ya. The moment I finished, I looked to see if book 2 was out and bought it. After reading so many ho hum books, this was like a flash of gold.
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Review by: Gabrielle Matthews on Oct. 14, 2012 :
A very good read for fans of the space opera genre. It features the adventures of the crew of a starship as they try to make a living in the far future. By the sound of it, things don't improve from how they are today much!
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