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Old 02-13-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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Halcyon Drift - Brian Stableford $2.99 (US) [SciFi] (Amazon/BN)

Book one of a six-book series written in the 1970s.

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In a galactic culture that extends from quasi-Utopian worlds like New Alexandria to vermin-infested slums like Old Earth, starship pilots have become the great romantic heroes of the day. When Star-Pilot Grainger is rescued from a shipwreck, he finds himself pressed into reluctant service to fly the Hooded Swan, the prototype of a new kind of interstellar ship. He's also picked up an alien parasite that's determined to share his brain. Under these dire circumstances, can Grainger possibly stay out of trouble? Not a chance! Hooded Swan, Book One.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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Yay. I've been thinking about scanning my paperbacks of this series, maybe now I won't have to.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:25 PM   #3
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I remember reading these a long time ago.
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Funny. Was just writing in the Rough Guide to Space Opera around then that it was odd these weren't available. Guess they are working on them. Probably already online, so might not take long to have got them up I guess.

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Old 03-20-2011, 05:44 PM   #5
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This is now a new MultiFormat release @ Fictionwise, with the standard 15% off for the first week, and with the 50% off coupon in this post, that basically takes the price down to a dollar and a quarter, if anyone wants it.

FW usually rotates the new releases @ 9AM EST (or so their website says) on Mondays, so this deal should be good for the next 19 hours. After that, you pay a dollar and two quarters.

They've also got some fresh George Alec Effinger, in case anyone was looking for more semi-old school SF.
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:08 AM   #6
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Oh cool!

I like Effinger, too.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:09 AM   #7
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Now books 2 and 3 are out at B&N and Amazon, book 4 at B&N only, and book 5 at Amazon only, all $2.99 each.

Rhapsody in Black: Hooded Swan 2

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In the culture of the galaxy, the Star-Pilots of the starships that link the cosmos together have become the great heroes of the day. Grainger, who has become a legend in his own lifetime, is drafted to fly the prototype (the Hooded Swan) of a new ship that could revolutionize space travel. The members of the ultra-ascetic Church of the Exclusive Reward have colonized a number of marginal worlds to exclude themselves from galactic society. On Rhapsody, church members lead a completely subterranean existence. Even closed societies have their rebels, however, so when a major scientific discovery emerges from the caves of the dark planet, everything there falls apart. If Grainger can secure a share in the coming bonanza, he could buy back his freedom from Titus Charlot. Before he can do that, however, he has to find some way of just staying alive.... Hooded Swan, Book Two.
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Promised Land: Hooded Swan Book 3

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In a galactic culture that extends from quasi-Utopian worlds like new Rome to vermin-infested slums like Old Earth, the Star-Pilots are the great heroes of the day, and Grainger has become a legend in his own time, flying the revolutionary ship, Hooded Swan. The rain forest of Chao Phrya seems a more hospitable place than the Halcyon Drift or the underground world of Rhapsody, scenes of Grainger's previous adventures. But the colonists of the jungle planet are crazed and the indigenous population enigmatic; and Grainger must must undertake a mission that requires a lengthy journey on foot through the dense forest. His quest seems awkward, hazardous, and doomed to failure--and that's before the giant spiders make their appearance! Hooded Swan, Book 3.
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The Paradise Game: Hooded Swan Book 4

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In a galactic culture that extends from quasi-utopian worlds like New Alexandria to the vermin-infested slums of Old Earth, the Star-Pilots are the great heroes of the day, and Grainger has become a legend in his own time. Pharos is paradise--or so it appears. But the champions of commerce want to package and sell the planet, and the conservationists want to stop them. Grainger's employer, Titus Charlot, is enlisted to negotiate a settlement, but the game is rigged. Charlot needs the Star-Pilot's help, but there seems to be nothing he can do--until the planet's ecosystem takes a hand, and "paradise" suddenly turns deadly! Hooded Swan, Book 4.

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The Ferris Device: Hooded Swan Book 5

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In a galactic culture that extends from quasi-Utopian worlds like New Alexandria to vermin-infested slums like Old Earth, the Star-Pilots that link the cosmos are the great heroes of the day, and Grainger has become a legend in his own lifetime. The atmosphere of Mormyr is so dense that the surface is unreachable, which made it the ideal place for the alien Gallacellans to hide an ancient spaceship. Now they want it back. Grainger refuses, but when the Hooded Swan answers a mayday call, Grainger and his crew are trapped by a madman, who forces them to pursue the salvage anyway. Success will mean Grainger's freedom from Titus Charlot, owner of the Hooded Swan; failure will mean the death of the inhabitants of an entire planet. And then the Gallacellans appear! Hooded Swan, Book Five.
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Books 2 through 5 now available at Fictionwise, multiformat, no geo restrictions, at $2.54, $2.16 for Buywise members (this week only 15% off as they new). There is also a 20% coupon off now available, supposedly expiring 5/1, but still working now and probably still good until 5/4. code 042911.

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