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Fortysomething, photographer slacker, working in IT, living in Greenwich; failed polymath; drinks and eats too much, reads too little...

Sliding Void (Sliding Void, #1)

Sliding Void (Sliding Void, #1) - Stephen Hunt Clumsy and clichéd. Sadly. Having taken advantage of the Amazon free download of the day sort of thing, I had nothing to lose. And with the second book already out, it couldn't be that bad...

The story starts out your basic science fiction trader story. The crew the obvious mix of human and template alien types. Then jumps to an equally template barbarian prince on ice world fantasy story. All too soon they all meet up and obvious plot 'twists' ahoy.

Normally, your imagination is supposed to enrich the story, in this case mine was imagining rubber suited aliens and flimsy sets that moved when touched. Strangely though, I really didn't hate it as much as it sounds — hence the two stars instead of a one — part of me hopes that the author was trying to be ironic. But I doubt it...