Throwback Thursday: May 31st, 2018

I decided to do Throwback Thursday but blog style. I am going to select a book I have read before and see if I would still read it.

This week’s Throwback Thursday is a space opera.

Spinward Fringe Broadcasts 1 and 2: Resurrection and Awakening (Spinward Fringe, #1-2, Omnibus)

Date of publication: August 1st, 2008

Genre: Science fiction, Space Opera

Where you can find Spinward Fringe: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

This volume collects the first two novellas in the Spinward Fringe Series: Resurrection and Awakening. Captain Jacob Valance has no memory of his past. Left on a strange ship in an unfamiliar sector of the galaxy, he was forced to begin a new life. Years pass and in that time he’s earned a reputation as a man who can hunt down hardened criminals and go where others fear to tread. The crew of the Samson are caught up in the problems of their Captain as his past starts to catch up with him. Just as new allies start to fall in line old enemies come creeping out of the shadows, putting everyone at risk. While the crew struggles to deal with their own problems, Regent Galactic begins putting a plan in motion that will bring about the fourth fall of man and position their Corporation as the dominant power on the fringe. Their ambition and greed spell disaster for mankind. The Spinward Fringe Series follows after the First Light Chronicles, available in a collected Omnibus.

Did I like Spinward Fringe when I first read it? I did. To be honest, I didn’t think I was going to like it at first. But once I started reading it, I got into the book. I liked the book so much, that I bought 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Age I first read Spinward Fringe: I was in my early 30’s. If I remember correctly, BK had gotten me a Kindle for Christmas. This was one of the first books he loaded onto it.

Would I read Spinward Fringe now: I don’t know. While I like science fiction and space opera, I have to be in the mood to read it. And lately, I haven’t been in the mood.

How many stars did I give Spinward Fringe back then: 4 stars. I enjoyed the series at the time

How many stars would I give Spinward Fringe now: 3-3.5 stars. Looking back, while I did like the series, I didn’t like some of the characters. I remember getting bored of some of the space battles and thinking that the book just wouldn’t end (and yes, I know it is a space opera…lol). I have a feeling that I would DNF this book if I read it again.

Have you read Spinward Fringe? Did you like it?

Space Operas? Like them or not?

Let me know!!


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