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Paperback Spindle Book

ISBN: 1419608738

ISBN13: 9781419608735


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Spindle is the hilarious tale of Peter Turner's first week in the Space Force, facing unknown dangers as he tries to protect the solar system from crime, corruption, and a vast planet-eating space beast.

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Spindle - the pointy end of fun

I have just finished reading Spindle and have to say that I truly enjoyed the show! It was fun read from beginning to end. If you like sci-fi and love comedy then read this book. Looking forward to reading more books by Mr Taylor.

A wonderfully entertaining SciFi novel that is a genuine pleasure from beginning to end

In Peter Turner's first week with the Space Force, they've gotten his name wrong, assigned him to the worst ship in the sector, and partnered him with Oblun, an anti-social sociopath who can't stand him. If Peter doesn't learn to cope with all these rather quickly, he'll be pounded into the molecular wind, or succumbing to the manifold dangers of the Ataxic sector. When a planet Peter's just visited somehow explodes, he must find out just how good he can be. All he can rely on is a partner who hates him, an enigmatic pair of all-too-helpful aliens, and his own compulsive desire to help everyone. Spindle is a deftly blend of humor and science fiction. Author Ian Taylor has a genuine flair for comedy and an obvious love for space opera style science fiction. The result is a wonderfully entertaining SciFi novel that is a genuine pleasure from beginning to end.

Sci-Fi Comedy brilliance

Ian Taylor has conjured up a combination of Monty Python and Douglas Adams, with a side of Dr. Who. These all share a genre with Spindle, but don't come close to describing this tale of poor Cadet Turner. Taylor finds his own voice as well, and shows some smarmy comedic talent. An excellent first novel.

I laughed so hard I crapped my pants

Being a book cover artist I have had the pleasure of reading many stories before doing the artwork for the story. This story in particular has made me very thankful for my position, if I wasn't in this biz, I would have never read Spindle, and that would have been a damn sin. I actually woke my wife up one night while reading spindle because I laughed so hard (see title). If this book doesn't make it into the hands of every free thinking citizen of the world, we will surely perish from this earth and become like one of the mindless drones slowly having their intellects cooked away by the soft radiating glow of the television screen. Read this book, it will be treasured.
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