His Majesty's Starship

Wizard's Tower Press
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His Majesty’s Starship by Ben Jeapes, a novel of first contact, was first published by Scholastic in 1998 to enthusiastic reviews. The Times Educational Supplement
noted: “It is a testament to Jeapes’s skill that the hermaphrodite
quadruped, Arm Wild, with its flaky skin and four nostrils, emerges as
the most engaging character in the whole novel. But the most glorious
conceit is the space station UK-1, last bolt-hole of the exiled House of
Windsor, ruled by the entrepreneurial King Richard and his unlovely
son, Prince James.”

Interzone’s reviewer described the book as “bursting with fun and energy” while SFX
called it, “A veritable fount of plot, characterization and intrigue,
with some astoundingly original ideas”. Alastair Reynolds described it
as “one of the best first contact books in a long while – a gripping,
logical, original and fundamentally optimistic retake on one of SF’s
richest themes.”

 

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Publisher
Wizard's Tower Press
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Published on
Apr 19, 2011
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Pages
335
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ISBN
9781908039033
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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