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Curtis C. Chen

Forfatter af Waypoint Kangaroo: A Novel

13+ Værker 247 Medlemmer 19 Anmeldelser

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Associated Works

Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers (2019) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
Up and Coming: Stories by the 2016 Campbell-Eligible Authors (2016) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver23 eksemplarer
Mission: Tomorrow (2015) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
2016 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide (2015) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy, Volume Two (2023) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Song Stories: Blaze of Glory (2013) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Daily Science Fiction: September 2014 (2014) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Fødselsdato
alive
Køn
male
Nationalitet
Taiwan (birth)
USA

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Fun and snappy. Feels like a first novel. I liked how the voice walked the line between sympathetic and sarcastically obnoxious. I'll read the next one.
 
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grahzny | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jul 17, 2023 |
My apologies to the authors for the low rating, which reflects mostly my difficulty with the unusual format. I was reading the e-book version, and clearly it's actually designed as a serial, with each portion of the story delivered separately, and loses something in book format.

That said, I found the setting complex and interesting: a post-war Tokyo divided into a Chinese-occupied half and a US peacekeeper regulated (?) half. The main characters are a Japanese police officer and a US peacekeeper working as partners to deal with a separate crime in each "episode." In the background arc are political machinations and underground conspiracies on all sides.

However, I found the episodic mysteries generally unsatisfying and the background arc confusing and left hanging at the end of the book to await the next "season" for further development. Again, I'm sorry I couldn't have enjoyed this one more because the premise is interesting.
… (mere)
 
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JudyGibson | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jan 26, 2023 |
A terrific book, with a surprising premise. Kangaroo, an unlikely hero, with unique skills, gets entangled into galactic politics.

Highly recommended for lovers of humorous science fiction.
 
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Bookjoy144 | 8 andre anmeldelser | Mar 2, 2022 |
Great fun, light-hearted science fiction. Kangaroo has a second round of adventures, more dangerous than the first. Not totally plausible but the ride is fun. The secondary characters are excellent and the plot has twists and turns.

Highly recommended.
 
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Bookjoy144 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Mar 2, 2022 |

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13
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Medlemmer
247
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#92,310
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½ 3.7
Anmeldelser
19
ISBN
13

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