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Anomalous Thrust (book #4 of the 'Sliding Void' series of scifi books): The Trader Star Ship Wars by [Hunt, Stephen]
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ANOMALOUS THRUST (Sliding Void book 4)

'Anomalous Thrust' is the 4th book in Sliding Void series. It's a completely stand-alone adventure, not directly linked to the first three books (although 'Anomalous Thrust' is set chronologically a year after the end of the previous books).



Captain Lana Fiveworlds might be flying with the same motley crew of misfits, but her problems are all-new.

Lana believes that a demanding and difficult client on board her beloved starship - the Gravity Rose - is the sum of her woes. But that was until she has to emergency ditch inside a star system which holds a full range of deadly secrets.

There are the murderous intentions of the local government with its slave-owning aristocracy to contend with, not to mention the ruthless rebels trying to overthrow the regime. And then there's the moon-sized unknown alien vessel that jumps into the system every few centuries, along with the chance to claim untold riches. Or the chance to die, well, really quite horribly.

With Calder, Zeno, Skrat, Polter and the chief still helping Lana, there's the smallest of chances the crew might survive. But as every spacer knows, it's not where you jump into hyperspace that counts. It's only ever where you end up!



Stephen Hunt is the creator of the much-loved 'Far-called' fantasy series (Gollancz/Hachette), as well as the 'Jackelian' series, 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.



Praise for Stephen Hunt's novels:

‘Mr. Hunt takes off at racing speed.’

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

‘All manner of bizarre and fantastical extravagance.’

‘Compulsive reading for all ages.’

‘Studded with invention.’

‘To say this book is action packed is almost an understatement… a wonderful escapist yarn!’

‘Hunt has packed the story full of intriguing gimmicks… affecting and original.’

‘A rip-roaring Indiana Jones-style adventure.’

‘A curious part-future blend.’

‘An inventive, ambitious work, full of wonders and marvels.’

‘Hunt knows what his audience like and gives it to them with a sardonic wit and carefully developed tension.’

‘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.’

‘Put on your seatbelts for a frenetic cat and mouse encounter... an exciting tale.’



Full novel - a stand-alone adventure.

Book 1 - Sliding Void
Book 2 - Transference Station
Book 3 - Red Sun Bleeding
Book 4 - Anomalous Thrust



Age 13+ - mild violence and language.



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



Science fiction (space opera)
Adventure (scifi)


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 760 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Green Nebula (21 November 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B018CN8V6G
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Space Opera 16 March 2017
By Vic - Published on
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Great read. I have enjoyed the series. Can't wait for the next book. The characters are well thought out and the story is gripping.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read! 5 March 2016
By Mike - Published on
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A great addition to the Sliding Vois series.I hope Stephen Hunt will follow up with a 5th book soon!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 26 January 2016
By stephen povey - Published on
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Realy surprised by this series now I cant wait for the next part.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Enjoyable Read 13 February 2016
By Wolf McTavish - Published on
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Anomalous Thrust is the 4th book in the Sliding Void series and like most of Stephen Hunt's novels I found it to be an easy and enjoyable read. There wasn't any plot point which distracted me from the narrative, which make it difficult to review. I read it, and had fun doing so.

After completing the third novella and I left the Sliding Void universe I was left with a sneaking suspicion that there was more to the ship, The Gravity Rose, than we were being shown in the story. There were also a lot of loose end concerning the ships, and her captain Lana Fiveworlds, background. A sort of larger backstory lurking in the shadows waiting to emerge.

Anomalous Thrust answers some of these suspicions and raise even more questions and in doing so we are presented with a compelling and enjoyable story, as well.

I really enjoy Sci-Fi books where the author has created a history in which to place their story. Stephen Hunt has done this nicely without getting bogged down in a three chapter long exposition of the universe's history. In this universe events that have happened in the past are still affecting present day events and consequently affecting our characters.

When exposition of the past is needed to be explained we have Calder, a new crew member who was a prince on a Medieval ice age planet (similar to life north of The Wall on Westeros). If an event happens that requires some history, he asks what's happening and we get a brief explanation without stopping the action. Which I think is a nice use of characters.

I wont give you a blow by blow retell of the story because I want you to enjoy the story for yourselves, however the basic outline is that a catastrophic system failure on The Gravity Rose causes them to look for the nearest port to effect repairs. The only one available is owned by a fascist dictator who is enslaving the local sentient population. There's no money to complete the repairs so 'favours' need to be called in. Throw in some Solar Sail racing and a 'Rendezvous with Rama' and you have an enjoyable read.

I'm looking for to the next book in the Sliding Void Series.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff! 29 December 2015
By Todd Rathier - Published on
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Anomalous Thrust is an excellent action packed space yarn. Whether you are following the series or just picked it up standalone, you will be able to follow along with no problem at all.

Without giving anything away, the plot initially has the spaceship Gravity Rose on a simple delivery mission. It then gets far more complicated from there. The rag tag crew on the hacked together Gravity Rose is full of surprises that never fail to entertain me. The AI units are wonderful and are every bit as entertaining as the main characters they interact with. The captain and crew of the Gravity Rose remind me somewhat of my favorite show "Firefly" but only in flavor. The story has a steady fast pace with timely plot twists and turns that all link together smoothly but still leaves some mystery hanging about.

I’m looking forward to the next installment to see where it goes. Well done Mr. Hunt!

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