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War is bad for business. The crew of the freighter Fives Full want to enjoy the profits of their dangerous voyage; but when war breaks out, they're pressed into service for missions a warship can't do. Winning the war demands pilot Michigan Long act ruthlessly...and it may cost her conscience and her marriage.

©2016 Karl Gallagher (P)2017 Karl Gallagher

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  • Matthew R. Walker
  • 12-08-17

Fantastic continuation of an interesting story

I enjoyed this even more than the first book. The reading is excellent, and while I have a few quibles when the wording the author chose to use (when they use 'gravs' in the book, it means meters per second squared, not multiples of standard gravity), I greatly enjoy the story, and the world building is very interesting.

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  • Planetary Defense Commander
  • 30-11-17

Looking forward to the next book

This is the sequel to Torchship, but I think it would work well as a stand-alone story. While the first book read like a series of individual episodes, Torchship Pilot flows seamlessly from beginning to end.

I enjoyed following the story of the main characters, delving into the differences between the human nations, and getting a few hints about AI motivations. I plan to read the sequel, Torchship Captain.

The author gave me a copy of Torchship Pilot after reading mentions of Torchship on my blog.

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  • Jason Steiner
  • 25-08-17

Mismatched narration.

Excellent hard SF writing, lots of blood & guts & blazing rockets, read by a narrator who sounds like she would be ideal reading bedtime stories to small children, who would fall asleep feeling safe and loved, with moon-rays shining on their sweet, smiling faces. A bit jarring.