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Six Against the Stars Book 2

(1999)
(The second book in the Six Against the Stars series)
A novel by

 
 
DESCRIPTION

As the self-proclaimed biggest coward in the galaxy, Horatio has it easy on what passes for 40th century America. A much-favoured sycophant in the court of the King of Earth, Horatio lives in a genetically engineered paradise where there's a vat-grown slave waiting around every marble column with a bunch of grapes to drop into his oh-so perfectly designed mouth.

Unfortunately for Horatio, the artificial intelligence that rules the great mass of humanity spread across the stars has other plans for this feckless seducer. So, if you ever wonder how the galaxy's biggest coward finds himself actually trying to save it, you're not alone... but then, unfortunately, neither is our hero!

His misadventures are abetted by a psychotic Martian warrior, a robot who thinks it's related to Sherlock Holmes, a beautiful genetically enhanced assassin, a scientist with a computer for a brain, and a millennia-old clone who was alive when the last U.S. President was executed by a firing squad.

It's six against the galaxy. Six against the stars. They'll save the universe... but they might damage it first.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stephen Hunt is the creator of the 'Jackelian' series, now on its 6th book, published across the world via HarperCollins alongside their other fantasy authors, George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, Raymond E. Feist and C.S. Lewis.

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REVIEWS

Praise for Stephen Hunt's novels:

'Hunt's imagination is probably visible from space. He scatters concepts that other writers would mine for a trilogy like chocolate-bar wrappers.'
- TOM HOLT

'All manner of bizarre and fantastical extravagance.'
- DAILY MAIL

'Compulsive reading for all ages.'
- GUARDIAN

'Studded with invention.'
-THE INDEPENDENT

'To say this book is action packed is almost an understatement... a wonderful escapist yarn!'
- INTERZONE

'Hunt has packed the story full of intriguing gimmicks... affecting and original.'
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

'A rip-roaring Indiana Jones-style adventure.'
- RT BOOK REVIEWS

'A curious part-future blend.'
- KIRKUS REVIEWS

'An inventive, ambitious work, full of wonders and marvels.'
- THE TIMES

'Hunt knows what his audience like and gives it to them with a sardonic wit and carefully developed tension.'
- TIME OUT

'A ripping yarn ... the story pounds along... constant inventiveness keeps the reader hooked... the finale is a cracking succession of cliffhangers and surprise comebacks. Great fun.'
- SFX MAGAZINE

'Put on your seatbelts for a frenetic cat and mouse encounter... an exciting tale.'
- SF REVU

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AGE ADVISORY

Age 15+ - mild violence and some scenes of sex and nudity.

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READ THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE THESE AUTHORS...

Douglas Adams
Neal Asher
Iain M. Banks
Jack Campbell
David Drake
Orson Scott Card
James S.A. Corey
Evan Currie
Peter F. Hamilton
Ric Locke
Dan Simmons
Charles Stross
David Weber

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GENRES

Science fiction (space opera)
Adventure (scifi)

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Genre: Science Fiction

Used availability for Stephen Hunt's Six Against the Stars Book 2

Paperback Editions

June 2020 : Paperback
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Title: Six Against the Stars
Author(s): Stephen Hunt
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Six Against The Stars
Author(s): Stephen Hunt
ISBN: 0-9522885-2-4 / 978-0-9522885-2-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Green Nebula Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 1999 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Six Against the Stars
Author(s): Stephen Hunt
Publisher: Green Nebula Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU