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ISBN13: 9780441015993
ISBN10: 0441015999
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Overpopulation, disease, and ecological disaster were edging humanity toward extinction. Hope arrived in the haan, an alien race that promised us a future.

And what they wanted in exchange seemed so harmless...

 

Sam Shao has found out too much about the haan, by accident. All humans have to get along with them—we owe them our lives—and Sam even counts a haan among her best friends. But the more she learns, the less she trusts them

                                                           

It doesnt help that the building of new haan colonies seems to be coinciding with a rash of missing persons cases. Sam and her hacker friends are determined to reveal the truth about the haan, before its too late. The aliens are still promising salvation, and they seem set to deliver, but with things already spinning out of control Sam is confronted with a possibility no one wants to admit—that what salvation means to humankind and what it means to the haan may be two horribly different things.  

 

Synopsis:

Regret nothing.

Sirantha Jax has the J-gene, which permits her to “jump” faster-than-light ships through grimspace. She loves nothing more than that rush, but the star roads have to wait…

Her final mission takes her to La’heng, a planet subjugated during first contact. Since then, the La’hengrin homeworld has been occupied by foreign conquerors.

All that’s about to change.

Now, as part of a grassroots resistance, Jax means to liberate the La’hengrin. But political intrigue and guerrilla warfare are new to her, and this will be the most dangerous game she’s ever played—spies and conspiracies, a war of weapons and hearts, and not everyone is guaranteed to make it out alive...

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As the carrier of a rare gene, Sirantha Jax has the ability to jump ships through grimspace-a talent which makes her a highly prized navigator for the Corp. Then a crash landing kills everyone on board, leaving Jax in a jail cell with no memory of the crash. But her fun's not over. A group of rogue fighters frees her...for a price: her help in overthrowing the established order.

About the Author

In her life, Ann Aguirre has been a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband and two adorable children who sometimes do as they are told.

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Rachel B, October 24, 2014 (view all comments by Rachel B)
I just finished re-reading this series for the 3rd time. What I enjoy immensely is the fast paced adventure, the friendship between the main character and an "alien", and the transformation that the character makes throughout the series.

What I am less enthused about is that some of the writing is less good than I like. But, I am picky like that.

If you can handle the writing (and it isn't that bad) and you enjoy this first book you will want to read the whole series.
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emmejo, June 7, 2011 (view all comments by emmejo)
When the passenger ship Sirantha Jax was jumping through Grimspace crashed, 82 people died including her lover and co-pilot. The Corp says she did it on purpose, and begin a fierce interrogation program. So when a man walks into her cell and says he can get her out from under their thumb, Jax says yes. He wants her to help form a rebellion and train jumpers who who aren't part of the Corp. But with bounty hunters and the Corp hot on their trail, the rag-tag crew she's joined are going to have a rough ride. Jax doesn't mind. She likes danger.

This first book in the series isn't as smooth as the later books, but is still very enjoyable. I don't read a lot of first-person books, and Jax's sharp narration with heavy use of sentence fragments took getting use to. I don't recall it being as obvious in the later books, so perhaps the author realized it was a bit too much.

The characters are the strong point of this series, each one wonderfully complex, morally grey and most with unpleasant backgrounds of one sort or another. Jax and the mechanic, Dina, feel a little underdeveloped in this book, but both ladies improve over time.

The one thing that I was getting rather frustrated with was that the author kept setting up to explain some more of the hows and whys of grimspace jumping, but kept veering off and not delivering the info.
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Katie Walker, January 13, 2011 (view all comments by Katie Walker)
Grimspace is a witty SciFi novel which is a cross between Babylon 5 and Star Wars.

The main character Sirantha Jax is a carrier of a rare gene allows her to pilot spaceships through the space between worlds, grimspace. After an accident leaves her the sole survivor of a horrific crash, she is ruthlessly interrogated by her employer, who want to blame the incident on her. A mysterious band of fighters breaks her out of her prison and offers her chance to redeem herself by starting an underground movement against her employer. Reluctantly, Jax joins the band and havoc insues.

The novel has wonderful pace and humor. I was a little worried that Aguirre wouldn't be able to keep these qualities through the whole book, but I was delightfully surprised again and again when she did.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441015993
Author:
Aguirre, Ann
Publisher:
Ace Books
Author:
Decker, James K.
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Space flight
Subject:
Interstellar travel.
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Subject:
Science / General
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
The Dred Chronicles
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
Regret nothing.

Sirantha Jax has the J-gene, which permits her to “jump” faster-than-light ships through grimspace. She loves nothing more than that rush, but the star roads have to wait…

Her final mission takes her to La’heng, a planet subjugated during first contact. Since then, the La’hengrin homeworld has been occupied by foreign conquerors.

All that’s about to change.

Now, as part of a grassroots resistance, Jax means to liberate the La’hengrin. But political intrigue and guerrilla warfare are new to her, and this will be the most dangerous game she’s ever played—spies and conspiracies, a war of weapons and hearts, and not everyone is guaranteed to make it out alive...

"Synopsis" by ,

As the carrier of a rare gene, Sirantha Jax has the ability to jump ships through grimspace-a talent which makes her a highly prized navigator for the Corp. Then a crash landing kills everyone on board, leaving Jax in a jail cell with no memory of the crash. But her fun's not over. A group of rogue fighters frees her...for a price: her help in overthrowing the established order.

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