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Tumbler By Brand GamblinTumbler is the kind of

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fi novel makes you wonder what living and working in outer space would really be like The chances of mankind having any grand space battles anytime soon aren t likely but the sort of future author Brand Gamblin aints in Tumbler is within our grasp if we but choose to reach for itNot that Life For Main Character Libby for main character Libby is all that rosy Lured into space by big corporate romises of free land and easy riches she soon discovers promises of free land and easy riches she soon discovers only hard work and erseverance will bring her success As life in space resents her with one great challenge after another Libby s dogged determination to beat the odds and do so on her own terms is a refreshing change from all the depressing dystopian futures sci fi seems bound to these daysTumbler is a fun story with lenty of action lenty of good characters and lenty of hope that we won t always be stuck on thi I urchased the Nook version of this novelThere was a time when most science fiction on television was referred to as westerns in space Brand Gamblin s Tumbler falls in a similar vein but does a better job of including a modern understanding of life in outer spaceTumbler tells the story of Elizabeth Libby Carter a woman tricked into taking a job as a deep space miner in exchange for a chance to work an asteroid of her own Naturally work is sparse and her rock leaves much to be desired With a bit of amusement the locals brand her with the nickname TumblerGamblin does a good job of helping the reader sympathize with Libby s redicament She deals with many of the trials and tribulations that come from learning a new job in a new Les Ténébreuses - Tome I - La Fin d'un monde place just as any regular resident of Earth might with a mundane job Her feelings towards her job and her co workers change with time and experience but it is her attitude that helps set her apart from hereers as the community deals with than one difficult trialOn the scientific side the mining company is certainly a Karneval, Vol. 4 plausible setup for an outer space commercial operation The habitats transportation and mining operation are all very detailed The only overly scientific uirks deal with theortrayal of weightlessness and the lack of any mention of an airlockOverall a good read The cover is The Hiding Place particularly fitting with the bored looking Libby clearly unamused at the magnitude of herredicamentThere are no over spelling or grammatical errors in this text I really like this book I should disclose that I helped edit it and have been involved with it for a while There are some roblems with the hysics but the story of Libby and how she deals with the reality of her situation I liked this hard scifi about asteroid miners because it felt so authentic to me I read a lot of SF so I ve got enough book learning to appreciate how a erson gets around in zero gravity and the effects of even small amounts of gravity The mining methods and euipment certainly rang trueI d say this is actually two books but that s not a complaint There s a uite satisfying climax and otential ending about halfway through I almost expected to turn the The Elephants Journey page and find another Libby Carter wanted to get away from it all so she took a job mining asteroids as far out into the inky blackness asossible However. Ook or even some stories but was leased to find another chapter in the continuing story of a young woman who takes a chance to make it rich then finds that maybe money isn t everythingBrand Gamblin Changing Face of the Hero presents the material well The writing is uite decent I d give it my whole hearted approvalMy four stars is euivalent to screaming READ THIS BOOK I reserve those five stars for when I find a book so compelling that I can t tear my eyes away from it until I finish Those are few and uite far between What a fun book I seriously don t remember the last time I read a straight sci fi book you know one without sexy shenanigans in the cockpit of a spaceship and this one wasretty darn fabulous Brand Gamblin built an interesting compelling world full of characters that you d expect to meet while walking down the streetI really can t think of any The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry part of the book that lagged or lost my interest I was glued to the book from Libby s first experience after arriving at her new home Watching her find herlace in the community Full review can be found on my blog Gamblin s Tumbler is an enjoyable light Sci Fi adventure that is fundamentally about a young character facing struggles as she attempts to find her StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story place in the UniverseThe first thing that came to mind as I read this book was the Sci Fi TV series called Firefly Not because of the space ships or anything like that but because this book really grabbed that western in space and life on the frontier vibe that also wasresent in Firefly Overall I think it gave the story a different feel from some of the standard war aliens weapons type Sci Fi that exists in bulk In regards to the science in the novel it did come across as being believable with some good development of the mining systems habitats and transportation The author actually uses the fact the Libby is an outsider to enable the reader to learn and understand some of the aspects of the environment and technology whilst she learns about it herselfThe story itself is told in an entertaining and fast It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life paced manner with variousroblems and issues thrown up in Libby s Lignin Biodegradation path as she tries to survive in a hostile environment Whilst thelot isn t anything Amazing It Did Keep Me Engrossed From it did keep me engrossed from to end and I actually completed the book over one weekend The story did seem to deviate at times from what I deemed as the overall Pure Chance plot but I think this was the author trying to expand and develop the environment and society that I was reading about so I was happy enough to accept itThere are a few small issues I have with the novel but I don t think any of them would stop me recommending it to someone First of all the main character Libby seemed somewhat undeveloped For example aside from the fact that shelays the odd The Lady and the Lionheart poker game I have no idea about her history what hobbies she has or if she has any real definingersonality traits The other issue I have is the ending the way that everything just falls into Libby s lap and she or less ends up with enough ower to do almost anything she wants was a little bit of a let down Up until that oint I was. Her escape turned into a trap leaving her stuck in indentured servitude living on a tiny rock in space As she tries to dig herself out. Rather happy with the overall story and direction the ending just felt and out of sync with the rest of the novel and seemed to be tacked on just to give an almost fairy tale endingOverall I think that Tumbler is an enjoyable light hearted read that could be icked up by most readers It doesn t have the most in depth character development or lot but it is fun and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a uick read especially any young readers that are looking for a way to explore some Sci Fi literature This book was a real treat At less than 200 ages I BREEZED THROUGH IT IN A FEW HOURS MY breezed through it in a few hours my completely focused on it the whole time I was reading The ace is erfect as soon as Libby thinks she might have a handle on her life something crashes and she is forced to reevaluate and find she is forced to reevaluate and find solution I had to keep turning ages to find out what would happen next and I really came to care about the characters by the end The only thing that was a little confusing was the time jumps between some chapters it sometimes took me a few ages to realize that there was a gap of several months since the revious events Tumbler is a scifi novel a gap of several months since the revious events Tumbler is a scifi novel is very Heinlein esue Small time main character works through struggles and makes good encapsulates the lot But the story itself while excellent is not as exciting as watching the characters Libby the heroine is a young girl who has no idea how the world works She loses her mother and then jumps head long into a deep space mining conglomerate hoping to somehow make good through hard work alone Unfortunately what she doesn t know just might kill her If the locals don t do it first Most scifi books are heavy reading and usually just not my cup of tea However Tumbler is fast National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 paced while maintaining believability and a delicious sense of the ironic With such a wonderful combo the reader cannot help but be swept along I would note that this novel is considered Young Adult but anyone can jump in and enjoy it I am thrilled to see thisiece on as I feel that Brand Gamblin s next work will be even full of wit than Tumbler itself was Like Heinlein s juveniles before it and also like al Nathan Lowell s excellent Solar Clipper series Brand Gamblin s TUMBLER is not so much an action tale as a story of a young erson learning her Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism place in the world or in this case in the Solar System Libby Carter comes out to the Asteroid Belt to make her fortune as a miner but is uickly disillusioned as to how easy it is not to go about doing so uickly exiled to a tiny shack on a tiny asteroid that spins so rapidly that her home life becomes a never ending merry go round hence the derogatory nickname she gets Tumbler her first thought is to just knuckle down to what amounts Tumbler by Brand Gamblin is a very good read It is wellaced and like most good science fiction is about Gods and fighting men: the story of the Tuatha de Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland, arranged and put into English by Lady Gregory people handling a situation than the technology and gadgetry Ilan to get a hard copy for my wife and daughter Heinlein esue is a good description as it echoes his admiration for strong independent characters but offers better insights on communities. 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