No Shade For Travelers

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Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
Tenacious and mouthy, Len Scherwitz doesn't like authority, can't stand cramped spaces and has never been afraid of anything in her life - but all of that is about to change when the CIA comes knocking on the door of her prison cell, claiming that only she can save the universe. More

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Words: 110,870
Language: American English
ISBN: 9781476345918
About K. E. MacLeod

K. E. MacLeod is an award-winning author who currently lives in Europe.

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Review by: Shannon McRoberts on Sep. 19, 2012 :
I was asked to review this book. I did not look at the summary but simply cracked open the ebook and began reading.
I was very surprised by this book and really enjoyed the entire thing. It was just the right length and the tension between the main female and male character really feeds into the story. It is a fun sci fi story the has a lot of well written twists and turns. I would highly recommend it.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)

Review by: Shannon McRoberts on Sep. 19, 2012 :
I was asked to review this book. I did not look at the summary but simply cracked open the ebook and began reading.
I was very surprised by this book and really enjoyed the entire thing. It was just the right length and the tension between the main female and male character really feeds into the story. It is a fun sci fi story the has a lot of well written twists and turns. I would highly recommend it.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)

Review by: Override on Aug. 25, 2012 :
Overall, I thought "No Shade for Travellers" was a pretty enjoyable read. It is set against a sort of futuristic, sci-fi background, but doesn't focus too hard on the details, keeping it accessible to people who aren't as interested in more purist science fiction. It has a sort of 'Firefly' approach in that respect; a character-driven story set against an almost incidentally futuristic background.

There are a lot of characters among the 'cast' with a good mixture of uniqueness and sci-fi / movie cliché. The book does take the time to point out and even mock the cliché side of things though, which does a good job of ensuring the choices are intentional and not the result of lazy writing.

The writing style is great, with a good mix of tense excitement, casual speech, Douglas Adams-style humour and enjoyable veiled (and not-so-veiled) references to literature and pop culture.

Some of the scenes tend to drag on a little during the travel times (which to some extent is an inevitability, as the journey lasts for months) when there is not much happening, but by and large the pacing is set out well between travel and action. There are also some stuff that could have been covered in more detail, but the book seems to be set up for future sequels, so hopefully some things will be covered further in due course.

Certainly worth a casual read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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