The Astoundingly True Tale of José Fabuloso

Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Take a stripper, a crazy pilot, an ace accountant, an alcohol obsessed engineer, and a mysterious curmudgeon. Place in a small stolen ship and agitate with stalkers, assassins, and lots of espresso. The result is the Astoundingly True Tale of José Fabuloso! More
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Words: 56,180
Language: American English
ISBN: 9781301533893
About Jolie Jaquinta

I first started writing in the same APA that Charles Stross and Jo Walton were part of. Unfortunately for my writing, I got a job and developed a career. This did not deter me, but it did sap the time I had for the endless self-promotion and courting of publishers that is necessary to be printed these days. I have awaited for the new day dawning, where we can throw off the shackles of the requirements for print publication, and let our thoughts flow as free as electrons in a new digital world. All the works I've breathed life into over the years now have soil to spring forth from!

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Review by: Hannes Birnbacher on June 02, 2016 : (no rating)
Well written, don' t miss it. Three stars for good SF!

Remark: In my system, five stars is reserved for the most important SF of world literature, e.g. "1984" from George Orwell, and four stars for those I consider all-time best, for example Michael Crichton or some novels from Larry Niven.
This leaves three stars for most of really good Indie SF, but as everybody else at Smashworts does rate a SF novel at five stars if he liked it, I was detoriating the average rating of Smashwords authors I like best! So I decided to change my previous reviews, one by one, and repost them without the smashwords rating. Watch out for my rating in the review text instead!
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Review by: Brian Lambert on Jan. 25, 2015 : (no rating)
Needs to get rid of the typo's, but a delightfully insane story nevertheless.
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Review by: Nadia on Oct. 24, 2014 :
One of the best e-books I've read in a while. As the Josés say, it is "Fabuloso!" Is there a part 2?
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Review by: José Amores on Sep. 18, 2014 :
Just read it!
This book is undoubtedly "Fabuloso!"
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Review by: David Gervais on Oct. 19, 2013 :
Not so much hard science fiction; the method of supra-lightspeed travel is not described beyond "transitioning". The science fiction is in the range of societies represented across space. The characters and situations are somewhat caricatures, much like Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat books. This is not 'Serious Science Fiction' but rather science fiction just for the fun of it.

This book is fun and a fast read and recommended.
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Review by: Jim Stinson on Oct. 18, 2013 :
The Astoundingly True Tale of José Fabuloso is classic hard sci-fi, served up with a brisk pace, lean, literate writing, and unforced humor. Unusually, for the genre, the characters are vivid and individual – and they’re presented mainly through action and dialog. The structure is S.O.P. - good guys chased across the galaxy by competing sets of bad guys - but the twists and turns are unpredictable and yet plausible. The tone is relatively light, but never cutsey or juvenile, and the motley crew of the good ship José Fabuloso should be good for several more adventures. Overall, an excellent read from a highly professional writer.
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